Geological heroes: call for posts

Ed at Geology Happens recently hosted the twenty-third edition of the geoblog carnival The Accretionary Wedge.

I’ve volunteered to host the next edition, and I’ve chosen “heroes” as the theme.

I invite all participants (geobloggers and geoblog readers alike) to contribute stories of their heroes. It’s time to pay tribute to the extraordinary individuals who helped make your life, your science, and your planet better than they would otherwise have been.

The deadline for submission of posts will be Friday, April 23.

Once you’ve published your piece, leave a link to it in the comments below this post. On the weekend of April 24-25, I’ll aggregate all the submissions into a thoughtfully-composed masterpiece post and put it up for everyone to savor. Thanks in advance for your participation.

If you’re a geoblog reader, but not a geoblogger yet yourself, then I’ll be happy to publish your story here. We all have heroes worthy of sharing, right?

UPDATE (April 26, 2010): The Wedge has been accreted!


31 Responses

  1. My Ada Lovelace day post should fit the bill…

    • That has GOT to be the quickest submission EVER. The post is up for like ONE MINUTE, and BOOM, Neil is all over it.

      • Yes. I do spend too much time in the blogohedron. Busted.

  2. this is a good theme … I’ll have to ponder that one

    (nice graphic btw)

    • Regarding the graphic: Thanks! I’m proud of how that one turned out. Makes me happy.

  3. Well timed. I just completed the AWG Outstanding Educator Award nomination packet for Dr. Frankie Jackson. I’ll have to put something together for The Wedge.

    • Thanks for all your advice and the sample letter by the way. It helped me to make my recommendation letter more personal (less stiff from trying to be professional). Thanks again.

    • That would be great. I would be honored to have you honor Frankie here!

  4. Ha! I’ve already got this post written:

    • Perfect! Thanks, Anne.

      • I’ve also written a follow-up post with some nice embedded videos:

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  6. […] you’ve published your piece, leave a link to it at the original “call for posts” post. On the weekend of April 24-25, Callan will aggregate all the submissions into a […]

  7. Hi Callan,
    Here’s my rather meandering submission:

  8. Here is my contribution Callan. Great idea! -Mel

  9. Callan,

    Here is my post.

  10. Callan,

    My entry is here …


  11. Here’s my rather meandering or disjointed post:

    • Meanders and joints are both geological… looking forward to reading it.

      • What about *dis* joints?

  12. Hope it´s not off topic, another kind of celebrating heroes

  13. Here is my submission, I hope this one makes it through:

    Thanks for organizing this one!


    • John,
      Good to see you back in the blogging game!
      Thanks for your contribution!

  14. Geotripper signing in with this entry:

    Thanks for hosting, Callan!

  15. Just in the nick of time – see my contribution at

  16. Sneaking another one in at the last minute!

  17. okay, here’s mine —

  18. I’m late! But hopefully not too late…

    • No, not too late. Thanks, Chris!

  19. My offering a day late…

    Blame it on the ash cloud!

    • Awesome; thanks, John!

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