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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome to Partial Ellipsis of the Sun...

               Welcome to Partial Ellipsis of the Sun! 


Hello fellow scientists, writers, countrymen and countrywomen, lend me your years…years of experience of enjoyment of both science and writing. Both sides of your brain are…well, developed. :-)

You are the geologist who offers to write the reports accompanying exploration proposals because the proposed solution to the puzzle without commentary is only half of the story. You know that yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but if you place well a mere seven words and just a comma or ellipsis, it can tell a remarkable story. 

You are the writer fascinated by every new development and discovery. Plate tectonics, older bristlecone pines, clades, dinosaurs with feathers discovered in China send you into orbit—perhaps to a partial ellipsis of the sun…Yes, ellipsis, eclipse, it’s all part of the story…

 I welcome your ideas for topics and commentary. I welcome input on how to make a blog fun and lively. I even welcome different ideas for the name (I’m not married to it)…Maybe just a tad too obscure? 

Next up: Volkswagen Bus to Smiley Face to Rubik’s Cube to Cell Phones to iPods to Smart Phones: What is wrong/right with this progression of decade avatars from the 1960’s to the 2010’s?! 

 I hope to post on Tuesdays. We’ll see how it goes. Happy belated National Punctuation Day…and Happy October! What an amazing month in which to launch a blog! 

Thanks for checking in… 

Word Woman (aka Scientific Steph)


  1. Good luck on your blog. I look forward to a sedimental journey.

    1. Thanks for checking in, Jan...and your geologic humor.

      Hoping to work on the formatting and logistics this week.

      I had been thinking about a blog for a while. Thanks for the push!

      Blaine's blog went a few years with no comments...I am glad he persevered.