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A year of detritus

December 31, 2007


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
1: loose material (as rock fragments or organic particles) that results directly from disintegration
2 a: a product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away : debris b: miscellaneous remnants : odds and ends <sifting through the detritus of his childhood — Michael Tomasky>
de·tri·tal \-ˈtrī-təl\ adjective

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)





See you in 2008 … hope you all continue to read Clastic Detritus!


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