Science: Mount St. Helens

December 19, 2006

It is hard to believe that a quarter century has past since I woke up one morning to find my front yard covered in gray ash.  In May 1980, I was living on the Pacific Coast of Washington state enjoying my view of the ocean from my cliff-side home.  However, that morning I has a different scene out the front door of my house, with dark clouds full of ash filled the sky.  It is not often that I live through a major historical moment, and it is definitely one I will never forget.

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