02 July 2024

If you love rocks, this artwork is for you.

This rock-inspired wall artwork was discovered while exploring government buildings on Lincoln Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Both indoor and outdoor rock displays are perfectly placed; but there's a certain irony that the adjacent building has one of the most amazing collections of preserved soil profiles in the world.


3 Landmark Center
Lincoln Mall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

21 June 2024

"Prepared from the Beginning"

Molly Newell, President of EnviroNet, Inc. and her team deserve a special Congratulations on their successful completion coupled with a stellar performance during the full-day training event in their office, TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF THE SUBSURFACE.

The team’s positive engagement was among the highest performing classes I’ve ever taught. They were prepared to learn at the onset and it’s clear that they took their field analysis skills to the next level.  The Final Exams proved they are some of the most capable geo-professionals in the environmental and engineering industry.

What particularly impresses me is their understanding of subsurface depositional environments and ability to decipher subsurface relationships for the purpose of developing Conceptual Site Models. 

I've already been told that their projects are benefiting from learning and applying these critical skills for there contracted Hydrogeologic Site Investigations, Phase II and III ESAs, Ground Water Monitoring System Designs, and Remediation System Designs.  And I understand the training is especially benefitting in ways that Molly mentioned during the training applied to remediation design and costs utilized to develop the Analysis for Brownfield Clean up Alternatives (ABCA).

Keep up the good work!   -Dan

04 June 2024

Hanover, New Hampshire

Visiting the COLD REGIONS RESEARCH & ENGINEERING LABORATORY (CRREL) was a long-awaited visit.   Interior photos are restricted due to some of the unique and sensitive research performed at the lab.   But the traditional engineering research is as fascinating as ever.  

Two types of research at CRREL pique my interest: (1) the mechanics of frost heave, and (2) modern analog studies for continental glaciation.  I tip my hat at those leading the research in both of these areas.


Augur Hole Road, there's no way I could pass this road sign without taking a photo of it.

31 May 2024

Raising the Performance Bar

Professionalism, Performance, and Positive Energy characterize the team at the MAINE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.


21 May 2024

New York State Department of Transportation Professionals

The New York State Department of Transportation has a team of engineers and geoscientists that rival any state in the nation.   They are exceptionally brilliant and thoughtful and it's my privilege to contribute to their professional success. 


15 May 2024

U.S. Military Academy West Point

Thank you to the participants of our recent training courses at West Point, and thank you to our hosts at the West Point Club.  It was a pleasure and honor to meet you and contribute to your success.

The instructors and I appreciate the genuine connection with everyone we met along the way.  Participants were exceptionally engaged and enthusiastic which enriched our teaching experience.  We will always remember you and hope to see you again soon during our return.

Thank you to the New State Council of Professional Geologists for your support and collaboration during this training experience, CONTAMINANT FATE AND TRANSPORT IN FRACTURED BEDROCK.   We appreciate you.


25 April 2024

Photos from the 2-day course: MODERN CONTAMINANT HYDROLOGY

 April 9-10, 2024

MODERN CONTAMINANT HYDROLOGY, a 2-day CE training course

at The Palladium, Carmel, Indiana

(The Center of Performing Arts)