Category Archives: UC Davis

My adopted hometown Davis, CA. is doing well.

My adopted hometown Davis, CA. (population 65,000) is doing well post-dip. The 5,000 acre UC Davis campus is officially outside the city limits, but it’s been growing fast in size (now 34,000 students) and in prestige (now an “Ivy League” … Continue reading

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UC Davis / Wilderness Love Story

Note: Brooke and I met forty (40) years ago this week on 10/10/1974.    Ms. Stephanie Towne, class of 2011, a writer and publications assistant with the Cal Aggie Alumni Association asked me the following three questions for a project … Continue reading

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Homer and the Change Can

Plink, plank, plunk … the nuts, bolts, washers and screws all made different sounds as Homer dropped an armload of stuff on the hardware store checkout counter. “That’s quite a selection of stuff you got there, Homer,” said Jennifer the helpful hardware … Continue reading

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Winter Olympics 1960 Squaw Valley Trivia

Hope you are enjoying the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia. Are you old enough to remember the 1960 Winter Olympics from Squaw Valley, USA?  I was eight years old, but thanks to my Dad I was already an avid skiing … Continue reading

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Save the domes for the COFIEs

(Davis Enterprise, Letter to the Editor, March 17, 2011) As a UC Davis student in 1972, I had the unforgettable experience of helping to build the domes. I lived there until I graduated in 1975. That experience of self-reliance and … Continue reading

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Climate Change Trivia

Scientist and engineers now know that sea level has been rising for some time. About how long has sea level been rising? A. 10 years B. 100 years C. 1,000 years D. 10,000 years Select the correct answer and write … Continue reading

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Another job for a young Hydro Tech

USGS has an opening for a hydro tech (or hydrologist) just starting out. The job is in Carnelian Bay, CA, which is on the north shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. The work involves monitoring stream water quality and flow. It’s … Continue reading

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