I could also call this post, “I Miss My Swords.” I was reading this article today about how writing can help people overcome emotional and physical pain. It resonated with me, because I was cursing at myself this morning as I drove to the office about the pain in my finger because of my stupidContinue reading “Tales of The Finger – The Truth Hurts”
Crazy things happen when you’re out in the field. I carry lots of equipment for working with rocks, but nothing to ward off invaders. On this day, I was merely trying to have lunch and I found myself wishing I had my sword. When I’m out doing geology, I seldom think that I’d wish forContinue reading “Tales of the Finger – Oh, for a Main Gauche!”
Sometimes, an injury is totally worth it. If you’re gonna get hurt, may as well do it in a real cool way. People keep asking me what I did to hurt my finger – that annoying injury that’s been driving me crazy for the last six weeks. I’m finally almost back to normal, so maybeContinue reading “The Lion – Tales of the Finger”
Five weeks ago, I tore my finger wide open mostly because I was hot, hangry, and frustrated. Yeah, it was stupid. My finger is doing tons better now, so I don’t feel quite so obligated to keep telling the story.
The second morning that we dropped into the cave, we found that some poor rodent had fallen to his death the night before. We were surprized when a few days later, an even littler mouse had fallen in, and survived. Who would have thought an 80 foot drop was even survivable?
So, you’re wondering what I did. What happened that I needed five stitches on my index finger. Well let me tell you. It was raining. Raining a lot. Completely bizarre for Wyoming at this time of year – for any time of year, really. There was water everywhere. Great ponds where only caked dust layContinue reading “The Dwarf Pirate – Tales of the Finger”
One of the “highlights” of my field season this year was when I had a wee accident and wound up with 5 stitches on the index finger of my right hand. In truth, this put a damper on the whole season, but I plunged ahead anyway, eager to meet my commitments and finish what IContinue reading “Tales of the Finger, Introduction”