A year of detritus
- Main Entry: de·tri·tus
- Pronunciation: \di-ˈtrī-təs\
- Function: noun
- Inflected Form(s): plural de·tri·tus \-ˈtrī-təs, –ˈtrī-ˌtüs\
- Etymology: French détritus, from Latin detritus, past participle of deterere
- Date: 1802
The information above from Merriam-Webster online dictionary.
Yeah, I know…the year in review – how predictable for a New Year’s Eve blog post.
We’ve agreed as a society (for the most part) when the end/start of our trip around the Sun is. The end of the year is indeed a good time to look back and reflect on the happenin’s over the course of a year.
I started blogging toward the end of 2006, but it took a few months to get the hang of it and find my “voice”, for lack of a better term. So, I consider 2007 to really be the first year doing this. Here are some highlights, organized by month:
- the first Where on (Google)Earth? post
- story and links about National Park Service, creationism, and the Grand Canyon
- nit-picking science reporting
- the initiation of The Accretionary Wedge geology carnival
- late August was when I did the name change (blog used to be “…Or Something”) and the move from Blogger to WordPress (so worth it)
- what I’ll be doing now that I’m done with the PhD
- some thoughts about science a couple days before my defense
See you in 2008 … hope you all continue to read Clastic Detritus!