Messing with Texas (A&M)

The Bonfire Memorial at Texas A&M.  It was really peaceful and beautiful to run through in the early morning.  Later I learned what it was all about.  Spooky!

The Bonfire Memorial at Texas A&M. It was really peaceful and beautiful to run through in the early morning. Later I learned what it was all about. Spooky!

The Mitchell Center is a remarkably cool building.

The Mitchell Center is a remarkably cool building.

College Station, TX, isn’t my first choice of places to visit, but I was invited out by an old grad school chum to give a talk and meet folks.  Long story short, it was really fun!  The department there (actually, a sub-department as the astronomers are a semi-autonomous branch of the very large physics department) is quite new and has some real up-and-coming talent.  Everyone came to my lunch-time talk and then I spent the afternoon talking to people and getting toured about.  It was really nice.

Everything's bigger in Texas.

Everything’s bigger in Texas.

Anyway, it’s not much of an adventure as these things go, but a definite change of scenery from my usual activities.

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