Interview from Facebook

I took this application off my fbook profile a while back but saved the questions I answered and vois la, here they are again.  This is word-for-word as it appeared in April.

Since then just a few answers require amendment:

  •  where I want to travel next: tropical rainforest. 
  • where I see myself in five years:  that one’s up in the air (literally; lots of travel)
  • who I admire most:  add Ben Franklin

What is your favorite song of all time?

the 9th

left handed or right handed?


What attracts you most?

sturdiness; strong but gentle

Close your eyes for a moment, who pops into your head?


If you won the lottery, how would you spend your millions?

invest the majority, rest goes for a world tour

Who was your hero as a child?

dad probably

Are you an outdoor or an indoor person?

no contest. outdoor

If you had only six months to live, what would you do first?

book a flight to space

What 3 words would your best friend use to describe you?

crazy happy adventurous

Where do you see yourself in five years?


What are you most proud of in your life?

who I am

Do you own any pets, and if so what do you have?

a 7 lb. cat named Kitty

Who do you admire most?

Churchill, Nietzsche – people strong as themselves

Do you have any tattoos, and if so what and where?

not a chance

When do you plan on getting married?

I don’t.

Opera, Musical, Concert, Play, Performance, or Other?


If you had to pick one car, which would it be?


Your favorite Disney Films?

sleeping beauty

Which is worse? A bad laugh or a bad cough?


Do you eat cold cereal at night?

breakfast food is good any time of the day

Boat or bus?

what kind of question is that.. boat.

Where do you want to travel next?

the alps

What would you do if Michael Jackson asked you out


What is your favorite food?


If you could have one super human power what would you choose?

travel through time

Flip flops or sandles?


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Just got off the phone with a former science teacher from Challenger.  Mr. Crum.. I recall notes had cartoons and had all been “drawn” (rather than, say, typing or writing); it made science more interesting in some .. applied sense.  He lives several states away now, and has retired from the military, private sector work, and teaching.  I sent him a letter regarding those wierd “Mr. Crum’s Notes” that covered the fundamentals of each different science (I have an incomplete set..they’re high quality).  We conversed regarding science (also the notes – that he still has and is sending[!]).  It turns out he worked at a nuclear physics lab as a chemist, and was hired as chief engineer for the environmental maintenence program in the shuttle…

Challenging, strange, interesting, reactions with other people often so seem to be.  [the grammar of this correspondence is atrocious, I am typing [mostly] the thoughts directly as a word develops in my head – my thought trajectories tend to ignore traditional grammatical syntax (“human affairs, one and all, are of no great seriousness; nevertheless..”).  I will work on editing for you.]

  Well what’s the point of that?  Successful letter.  We are now corresponding regarding project development.  Talk to people. 

What’s the point of that?  I am STOKED about DC and perhaps I try to give a good bit of word to begin(above) so you’ll read enough to get to this boast?  [Maybe I shouldn’t type as I think.] Well.. I am going to the Global Katoomba Meeting (action/purpose: “Developing an Infrastructure Fund for the Planet”) regarding the state of ecological economics in the world.  It will be held inside the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.  Speaking, face-to-face, with some of the people convening with this group will probably forever set in fine light this first visit and impression of mine to DC. 

Katoomba Meeting Website:

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First Blog Post.

I was in Jacksonville last week for a national ecosystem banking conference.  May work on a seagrass restoration bank on the Atlantic coast.  Also a water quality trade project in Texas.  And a three species conservation bank in California.  As well as regular Robinsong projects.

I’m working with EPA/Corps on changing policy to reflect the increased ecological benefits of planting aquatics in stream restorations with an increase in credit generation.  This must be backed by science; I currently collaborate with Auburn’s Biosystems Engineering Dept on structuring grad student experiments to illustrate the concepts I understand but cannot yet illustrate.  Very difficult and multidisciplinary.  Talks have moved through various others – most notably Oregon University’s Ecology Dept, as well as a long list of individuals who continually provide suggestions, ideas, and networking opportunities.

I am currently pursuing an intensive study to better familiarize myself with the state of global ecological economic markets, in prep for a conference in Washington D.C. in early June.  Also studying environmental physics to aid in development of research to back ideas generated.  

Still looking for data on carbon sequestration rates of oceanic plants (esp. phytoplankton) – Any info would be appreciated.

That’s a (very short) briefing of my work-related endeavors.  Stay tuned for personal interests, they are far less..structured, in the traditional sense of “one thought leading to a related next” – I am all over the place.  

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