Without any fanfare this site was launched a year ago today. It was not completely assembled, since the following day the region was hit with a powerful windstorm and thus without power. In addition, my skills in doing the daily posts among other things was a bit of a challenge. Back in November, 2014 I had started doing on-line tutorials, but while some concepts I could grasp, others seemed part of the mystery of the universe. However, when push comes to shove, and its no longer academic, but hands on, I learned, and I am still learning, adding new features and materials.
Of course, while there is a ton of material available for free, it is not free for me. There are various costs involved in having a website like this, domain, hosting fees etc. If you read my daily blog, there is a link at the end, wherein for a mere five dollars a month you can subscribe and support. While the link provides the devil in the details, paid subscribers do receive some extra benefits, such as the daily notification on the topic du jour, participate in local tours and receive historical narratives such as the 1956 paper on the Eagle Lake Lava (Ice) Caves. Most importantly just sit back and enjoy.