I got a note today that the Ricardo Presnell Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Utah has grown to over $245,000 since it's inception last February. This caught me by surprise and is amazing!
Ricardo was a geologist, a long time friend and former housemate, and someone who was loved by everyone who knew him. He died in January in an avalanche while back-country skiing in the Wasatch Range.
The note from Kip Solomon at the UU Dept. of Geology & Geophysics summed it up when he said the continuing contributions cause us to reflect on just how much Ricardo meant to so many people.
This blog is mainly focused on topics about Arizona geology and the geoscience community here but occasionally I touch on some things outside that.
So, as we all reflect on events of the past year, this news gave me a renewed sense that regardless of how bad things may be, we're all in it together and we'll press forward together. Via con dios, buddy.