Tuesday, July 15, 2014

CRETACEOUS SUMMER 2014: An Excerpt from the Field from My Honey (blog #2)

Excerpt from Tony Martin's blog entry, "Tracing the Two Medicine" 

My beloved Chiboogamoo (aka Tony Martin) did not sleep well in Camp Makela last night. According to our private exchange on Facebook this morning, he was up most of the night managing his tent from getting blown away while a terrific windy rainstorm blew through his camp. Depleted of sleep, he wrote and posted a blog entry celebrating his first week of field work in Montana on his Life Traces of the Georgia Coast website blog

I am so proud of my husband's optimistic and productive disposition. This morning, as the entire group of harried researchers were moving slowly and recovering from little sleep as a result of the raging storm, Chiboogamoo used his time well to write a brief blog post entitled, "Tracing the Two Medicine." An excerpt is below (To see the full blog entry go here):

"So with one week of field work done, I’m happy to report that plenty of trace fossils have revealed themselves to us, and I have every expectation that more will be found in the next two weeks. And this, boys and girls, is why I am a field scientist and paleontologist: to experience that joy of discovery that happens in the same places where the plants and animals of their ecosystems breathed and died 75 million years ago. Field work never fails to take me back in time, to when those animals behaved in ways that left their traces for us recent arrivals on this earth to appreciate with wonder."

That's Coffee with Hallelujah! Stay posted for my next blog post about Paleontologists day off from the field. For now, SOUL BLOG with me and tell me about your experiences with seeing the world around you and your understanding of time.


  1. Summer storms can be treacherous in Montana..We spent a harried 15 minutes under an overpass with a bunch of bikers while a tornado passed by...Glad Tony is okay and the work goes on...Bet you are excited to get there...Love reading about his experiences and so to be your also...

  2. Darlene, thank you for accompanying Tony and me on our journey in Montana. It is so wonderful to share our lives.