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Fakahatchee Freeway Reboot

Fakahatchee Freeway Reboot

November 21, 2021

Nothing against the number 29 ...

And I'm not saying we subtract it away.

But I do feel a road (and region) is sometimes underserved non-descript numeric naming conventions aren't complemented with a more meaningful (and proper) title.  Case in point is State Road 29.  People drive it everyday thinking its "just another road" not realizing that the road was original built to the destination of Deep Lake and in modern times completely severs flow to the crown jewel of the Big Cypress Swamp, Fakahatchee Strand.  Could a name change (i.e. rebranding) to the road be the first step to getting it fixed?

Quandary of the double rain drop

Quandary of the double rain drop

November 14, 2021

When does one rain drop ...

Count as two?

Maybe the better question to ask is when a rain drop only counts as half.  The talking guitar welcomes Bob from Go Hydrology into the house (and by "into the house" we me "at the campfire") to discuss how hydrologists count rain drops when they fall in between to seasons.  

Find out more at Go Hydrology (https://www.gohydrology.org)

Mysterious Curve in the Road

Mysterious Curve in the Road

November 9, 2021

Have you ever driven by something ...

When suddenly an epiphany strikes.

That's what happened to me at the curve in the road named SR29.  Out of nowhere and all at once, everything made sense.

 

Welcome to Big Cypress

Welcome to Big Cypress

November 3, 2021

Is it every too late ...

To say hello?

This Bobby Angel farewell song dates back to 1999. So yes, over 20 years have passed. But in many ways everything has stayed the same.  Almost like the recipient of this farewell song never left.  

Go Hydrology 2.0

Go Hydrology 2.0

October 27, 2021

Well it took a while, 

And it's still a work in progress ...

But finally I've turned the corner on a "new and improved" version of Go Hydrology.  Or maybe it's the same old blog?  In fact, fully embracing the "blog" element of my work was a major breakthrough event.  I'd previously short of shunned the term, and in that spirit tried to turn it into more of a static website.  Then came the meteor strike of the Nature Folk Movement (NFM).  It not only expanded my repertoire of topics, it made me think very hard (and allowed me to experiment) on the structure of Go Hydrology.  The result?  The blog is now front and center with the caveat that behind it working in the background is a powerful and easy to navigate database, also known as a Table of Contents (TOC).  

What exactly is the NFM?  It's a return to nature and the simplicity of its cycles, and most of all rethinking and recapturing the old traditions and values we used to adhere to prior to getting consumed in our smart phones.  And thus the humble goal of Go Hydrology and the Nature Folk Movement (NFM): To connect people with the water cycle and the way we did things in that mysterious geologic epoch called Before Phones.  Oh, and BTW: Beware of the Boogie Phone!

Find out more about Go Hydrology 2.0 in this podcast.

Stranger times at the campfire

Stranger times at the campfire

October 18, 2021

At Campfire Park ...

The campfire is always cracklin' and visitors are always welcome.

This time around a stranger joins the campfire to talk about his very (very very very) long day.  As usual, the Cowboy at the Campfire is all ears.

Why trees love rocks: A hidden love affair

Why trees love rocks: A hidden love affair

October 7, 2021

Have you ever started on a topic ...

Only to get distracted on a different path?

 

That often happens with geology ... and plants, too!

Find out more at the Go Hydrology website (https://gohydrology.org)

At the Crossroads of Destroying and Restoring Nature Blues

At the Crossroads of Destroying and Restoring Nature Blues

October 1, 2021

Do you remember the exact moment ...

Your idealism of youth collided the cold reality of the real world?

In this original song, singer/songwriter Bobby Angel explores the cross roads between the idealism of youth and the harsh realities of life, and in particular our relationship with nature. About those dreams: Sometimes those dreams inspire, other times they haunt. And each sunset is a promise to make it right the next day.

Find out more at Go Hydrology: https://gohydrology.org/water-control/there-goes-bob-three/

Visit Bobby Angel's website at https://bobbyangel.org

In Search of Florida Fall

In Search of Florida Fall

September 29, 2021

Do seasonal shifts move in gradually ...

Or do they hit you all at once?

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In south Florida it remains a mystery to this day.

The Waterman (Makes his Pitch)

The Waterman (Makes his Pitch)

September 23, 2021

What does it take to achieve total water restoration?

For one, good leadership.

 

An inspiring vision doesn't hurt either.

 

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