Why metageologist? Well, firstly I don’t use meta in the sense of ‘beyond’, which is how some of my Arts educated friends interpreted it. I have no pretensions to transcend or transform geology. Instead I’m referring to the geological usage such as ‘metagabbro’, which refers to something that used to be gabbro but has been changed (by metamorphism) into something else. Appropriately for a blog, I’m talking about myself – once a geologist and now something else.
Here I (mostly) stick to Geology, drawing on my post-grad level education and experience as a publishing academic. I hope the fact I am a metamorphosed geologist lets me bring a different perspective on things too.
My aim is to educate, inform and sometimes amuse. I won’t be topical, I will be eclectic. Also I’m from England, so I will spell things funny and I will say things I don’t really mean for comic effect.
If you enjoy reading my posts, and get even a fraction of the enjoyment I get from writing them I’ll be a happy blogger.
Finally a quick word of thanks to Chris Rowan and Anne Jefferson for making me so welcome here at all-geo.org. After a few years it feels just like home.