Wooden Horse Blanket
In about three hours time, a small stack of reclaimed cedar and some paint became a wooden horse blanket. The pattern is inspired by a Pendleton wool blanket. Tomorrow I'll put a frame around it and hang it as art in the big room over the door. The piece measures 56" x 60" - perfect for covering that big blank wall.
In November of 2015, I predicted Donald Trump would win the 2016 Presidential race based on a new ranking system that I developed, the "HairMetric". For the 2020 race, I have developed a new metric for determining Presidential fitness: the "Lang Likeability Quotient" (or LLQ). Its a simple equation. Try it for yourself. 1.) Go to YouTube and type in a Democrat candidate's full name. Watch the first video that comes up. 2.) Are you excited by the candidate (i.e., your gut feel
Tiger Wins 5th Masters!
Congratulations to Tiger Woods on winning his 5th Masters and 15th Major tournament. Jack and Tiger. The two best ever to play the game. Montana loves you.
Clastic Dikes in Lake Roosevelt Bluffs
Clastic dikes filled with coarse sand with cobbles up to golf ball size intrude shoreline bluffs along Lake Roosevelt in the Upper Columbia River valley. The dikes show no vertical sheeting or silt skin walls, like most dikes to the south. I counted 14 dikes including those shown here in a 1.5 km traverse of a location several miles north of the Spokane-Columbia confluence. The features here are large, but sparse. If they coalesce to form networks, the polygons are very large
Soft Sediment Deformation, Upper Columbia River
The northern reach of the Columbia River, or "Upper Columbia", runs for 100km from Kettle Falls to the Hellgate bend. This is granite country, just beyond the feather edge of the basalts. Pleistocene Glacial Lake Columbia formed behind the ice dam created by the Okanogan Lobe during its southernmost advance. The lake accumulated an enormous amount of silty bottom sediments (Pardee's "Nespelem Silts") and a considerable amount of non-lacustrine sediment. The lake's level fluct