Geology: Schmexy Because I Said So.

Geology: Schmexy Because I Said So.
Essentially, Geology is the study of the materials that Earth is constructed of, how those materials are structured, and what processes influence them. Geologists spend a lot of time in the field, conducting research and compiling reports and evaluations. They study the history of the Earth in terms of materials, rocks, and minerals.  It can be a very exciting and stimulating career choice for someone who is interested in the processes that shape the Earth’s surface such as volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, and earthquakes. If you are interested in Geology as a career choice then continue reading to learn ten reasons to become a Geologist and just how interesting the field can be.        1. You are interested in the processes that shape the Earth- A Geologist not only studies rocks and minerals but also studies how certain factors like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods can help shape...
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Where It All Started: Time

Where It All Started: Time
This is the piece that started it all, over 30 years ago. Bronze and w alrus ivory casket from Gandersheim ( Anglo-Saxon origin, late 700's )   I don't know what it was about researching this piece that got me all fired up, but after awhile I found myself travelling back in time to an early workshop, selecting tools by firelight- images dancing on the walls and even the smell of fresh bread to compliment a bowl of stew sitting near my lap for hours. A bite here, carve a little there.   Time.   It doesn't really matter when you are in your element.   Heres a small excerpt from the book I had been reading at the time:   "Gandersheim Casket. This elegant house-shaped small casket is one of the finest pieces of Middle Saxon carving to have survived. It dates to the late eighth century, and was...
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Awesomium Alloys

Awesomium Alloys
Never a novice to armor, despite my gladiator instincts telling me to steer to the left I can’t help but get tingly (aether buildup, a leak?) when I look at some of this stuff. In looking at the current offerings out there over the last 2 years, the void in design is about to be filled. More on that later. I mean, comon… Who wouldn’t? I spent years in and out of your typical medieval armors. A person who relies on this for survival eventually finds themselves refining design and in my case, slowly scaling “down” or using “less”. This in my opinion is logical- proven by field test, the best answers being the other guy on the ground. But there leaves a question of when the function doesn’t matter as much as the esthetic. I’ve had Valkyries, Tavern Wenches, Shadowspawn, and even un-named visits to my lodge at one...
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