Dust jacket cover design by Annamarie, McMahon Why of Harvard University Press.

In 1976 I began investigating patterns of crustal flexure and tilting of Puget Sound in western Washington.  In 1979, I demonstrated movement on what has since become known as the Seattle Fault, now considered a major seismic threat. This work resulted in multiple publications, notably a sole-authored paper in Science.  Additionally, I published  a transient stress hypothesis, an earthquake recurrence model influenced by glacial loading.   My work on Lake Washington’s paleoseismicity continues.

Photo:  More for fun than anything else, I include this photo of a quartz-filled crustal fracture to show the link between my earlier work on crustal stress and my recent work on literary criticism.