Mike Diggles' Home Page

Welcome to my collection of pages on lectures, photo collections, field trips, and such. A lot of the earth-science material on this site is USGS-related that is too informal to put on my work site there; so we park it here.

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cartoon of Mike with cameras. Caption reads 'Who will photograph Mikes Retirement Party?'

Geology, including Mike Diggles' retirement photo history, December 14, 2021
Photography, including Yosemite 2018—Critique Images, High-School Photography Class, Yosemite Valley, March 16–18, 2018
Home, Friends, and family, including Remembering Dave Hill, April 8, 2019
Mountaineering and backpacking, including the First Post 90 Super, including Mt. Lamarck, The Hermit, and Isosceles Peak, August 29 through September 7, 1970 and  'Button,' our cute little Airstream trailer
     See also Warren Diggles’ Diggles Creative, Website Design and Commercial Photography - Loveland, Colo.
Natural History, including the Festival of Nations with my Yosemite students, June 1, 2012

photo of Maurie hugging Michael photo of Deanna and Michael on their Thermarests
Home, Friends, and Family

head-and-shoulders drawing Drawing of Maurie by Dave Hill

'Button,' our cute little Airstream trailer
Diggles Hot Sauce; My cousins John and Jenny Diggles started this line of killer sauces. Some are hot; some are really hot.
Cooking Up a... Catering Business; OK, a little more shameless commerce here. Doris Coonrad provides the fine dinners at the Peninsula Geological Society and has put out a book on her 30-years’ in the business. If you want to try the artichoke dip, attend the next PGS meeting.
Translation services; French–English and English–French. This is work my sister has been doing in France for a few decades now.
Family Reunion photos July 31, 2015
Family in Yosemite August 2–5, 2015
Celebration of Sue Diggles' Life, Sept. 15, 2012
Rwanda trip by Maurie and Deanna, June 26-July 10, 2010
Nate and Haylie's wedding, June 19, 2010
Jim Moore's 80th Birthday, May 1, 2010 (118-MB PDF big-screen slideshow)
Bobby's 76th Birthday, October 5, 2008
Neva's 100th Birthday, September 20, 2008
Maurie's 16th Birthday, June 29, 2008
Alison and Robert's wedding reception, May 24, 2008
Deanna's and Michael's Decadal Birthday Party, February 23, 2008
Erika's visit from Colombia, January 6-13, 2008
Maurie and Amanda's Confirmation October 28, 2007
Ann and Gary's wedding March 17, 2007.
Tom, Natasha, and Kaylynn's visit, Photos at Neva's from December 30, 2006. Tom and Natasha are getting married on May 26, 2007.
Christmas-tree trimming at Neva's house, Photos from December 18, 2006
Christmas letters, Mikie's year-in-review essays, 2002-present (minus 2005 that I never wrote; sorry). These are PDF files with lots of photographs and hyperlinks
Neva's 98th birthday party, Photos from September 17, 2006
Evann's page, Photos of my grand nephew, Evann, in southern France.
David and Judy Clayton's wedding, Photos from December 30, 2005
The Remodeling Project: we started Feb. 2 and moved back in just after Thanksgiving, 2005
Sara and Justin's wedding, Photos from September 3, 2005.
Uncle Fred's memorial, Photos and podcasts from January 31, 1916 to August 11, 2005.
Sarah's graduations, June, 2000 (high school) and May, 2005 (Mills College)
Aunt Sue's paintings; Sue and Fred will have their 60th anniversary in August, 2004.
One of the new Harry Potter books; we stayed up until 12:01 AM to get our copy hot off the press.
Home Life, a place for photos and stories ranging from reading the Funnies in the back yard to being On Bended Knee.
Maurie at Allensworth, May 22, 2003.
Miranda's fifth birthday, February 15, 2003 at the Oakland Zoo.
Danscape, Thorkil Dahl's stone landscaping
Bob Faulkner's retirement, February 4, 2003.
Thom and Tina's wedding, August 10, 2002
Spike and Sheri's wedding, June 2, 2002
Visiting Barby and Harold in Europe, March and April, 2002
Jen and Chris' wedding, October, 2001
Mikaela Faulkner as a baby, November, 2000
Family reunion at Linda's, Summer, 1999
Alison's Bistro, May 19, 1999
Thom's graduation from St. Mary's, February, 1999
Palisades High School 20th reunion, Summer, 1995
Ben and Irene's wedding, June 18, 1994

cross-section of a caldera Geology

Mike Diggles' retirement photo history, December 14, 2021
USGS Awards Ceremony in Menlo Park, June 25, 2019
Remembering Dave Hill, April 8, 2019
USGS Director Jim Reilly visit to Menlo Park, February 5, 2019
Leslie Gordon’s retirement from USGS, December 19, 2018
Paul Hsieh’s and Joe Holomuzki’s retirement from USGS, November 1, 2018
Barry Moring’s retirement from USGS, November 1, 2018
Mara Tongue’s retirement from USGS, April 10, 2018
David Schwartz’s retirement from USGS, September 19, 2017
Rick Jensen’s retirement from USGS, October 20, 2016
Peninsula Geological Society (PGS), met at Stanford during the academic year intermittently
James G. Moore Honorary Symposium, October 2 through 5, 2016
Jim Rytuba’s retirement from USGS, February 2, 2016
Rick Blakely’s retirement from USGS, January 15, 2016
Steve Walter’s retirement from USGS, June 24, 2015
Bill Rambo’s retirement from USGS, July 31, 2014 [I'm sad to report that Bill passed away August 17]
Richard Koch’s retirement from USGS, July 10, 2014
Karen Wheeler’s retirement from USGS, June 26, 2014
Kent Fogleman’s retirement from USGS, April 2, 2014
Chris Dietel’s retirement from USGS, February 13, 2014
Bonnie Murchey’s retirement from USGS, January 30, 2014
Jane Ciener’s retirement from USGS, August 1, 2013
John Tinsley’s retirement from USGS, February 8, 2013
Steve Scott and David Jones' retirement from USGS, October 30, 2012
Rhea Suh - DOI Assistant Secretary for Policy, Budget, and Management; visit to USGS, July 24, 2012
Theresa Iki's retirement from USGS, June 29, 2012
USGS Open House in Menlo Park, Calif., May 19–20, 2012
Earthquake Science Center Awards featuring Director Marcia McNutt, November 28, 2011
USGS Winter Warm-Up hot-chocolate social, February 16, 2011
Gathering at the Calzia home, December 23, 2010
The Denali Fault System and the Neotectonic Evolution of Central Alaska by Béla Csejtey, Jr., Arthur B. Ford, Warren E. Yeend, Phil F. Brease, and Chester T. Wrucke, October 2010
“Gravity” Bob Morin’s retirement from USGS, July 30, 2010
The Second Tsunami Source Workshop, July 19-20, 2010
Len Gaydos' retirement celebration, May 27, 2010
Fran Mills' retirement after 43 years, June 23-24, 2010
USGS Western Region Awards 2009, March 3, 2010
the USGS Library Holiday Party with Duckweed and Geokids December 22, 2009
Alan Mikuni's retirement celebration December 16, 2009
the USGS gathering at AGU and Menlo Park with Director Marcia McNutt December 15-21, 2009
USGS Western Region Postdoctoral/New Researcher Colloquium in Menlo Park, Calif., September 21, 2009
USGS Open House in Menlo Park, Calif., May 15-17, 2009
USGS Emeritus Awards, April 24, 2009. Peter Lipman received recognition for authoring the Western Region Scientist Emeritus Best Publication, which presents his latest study of calderas in the San Juan Mountains. Jim Savage received the Dallas Peck Outstanding Scientist Emeritus Award, given in recognition of Jim's continuing contributions to earthquake research.
USGS Western Region Awards 2008, February 24, 2009
Earth Science Day at USGS, October 16, 2008
USGS Post-doc Colloquium, September 15, 2008
George Havach's retirement, May 22, 2008
Gary Hamilton's retirement, April 29, 2008
Overview of the Geology and Tectonic Evolution of Alaska, Geological Society of America, Decade of North American Geology (DNAG), v. G-1, The Geology of Alaska, Chapter 33, by George Plafker and Henry C. Berg, 1994, scanned and posted here March 6, 2008
USGS Western Region Awards 2007, November 14, 2007
Earth Science Week at USGS, October 16, 2007
Gerry Wieczorek's Going-Away Party, July 3, 2007
Celebration of King Huber's life, April 20, 2007
USGS Resource Center Grand Opening, March 22, 2007 USGS Emeritus Awards, March 2, 2007
Sue Mayfield's retirement, October 26, 2006
Whitney-region field trip with Jim Moore and Karen Sundback, October 8-11, 2006
The Ice-Cream Social at USGS, September 14, 2006
Mary Lou Zoback's retirement from USGS, August 9, 2006
USGS Open House, Menlo Park campus, June 2 through 4, 2006
Jim Moore's book signing King of the 40th Parallel about Clarence King, May 5, 2006
Tom Hildenbrand's retirement party - March 17, 2006
RGIO Holiday Celebration - the USGS Western Region Geospatial Information Office gathering, December 13, 2005
USGS Western Region Awards 2005, October 12, 2005
USGS Western Region Awards 2004, October 13, 2004
USGS Menlo Park 50th Birthday, Wine and Cheese event, September 8, 2004
Irma Wallace's and Dan Brothers' Retirement party, July 29, 2004
Carl Wentworth's retirement party, April 30, 2004
Ted McKee's retirement party, February 20, 2004
USGS Western Region Awards 2003, October 15, 2003
USGS Open House, Menlo Park campus, May 30-June 1, 2003
Seismology publications by M.G. Bonilla from the 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's
USGS Western Region Awards 2002 September 24, 2002
NCGS, Sierra Buttes and Sixteen-to-One Mine June 29 and 30, 2002
Pat Jorgenson's retirement party, June 18, 2002
Carl Mortensen's retirement party, January 25, 2002
Mary Jane Coombs' "retirement" party, May 21, 2002
Patrick Muffler retirement party, December 15, 2001
William P. Brosgé Receives the 2001 Dibblee Medal, April 7, 2001
International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology (actually on Willie's server now)
Robert E. Wallace Earthquake Center Dedication, September 8, 2000
Chi-Chi (Taiwan) earthquake that occurred on September 20, 1999 - selected papers from as soon as two days later
Syngenetic Massive Sulfide Studies in East-Central Alaska
USGS Open House, Menlo Park campus, May, 2000
Geochemical Investigation of the Distribution of Arabis macdonaldiana, by Cheryl Smith (ver 1.1 1999)
USGS Regional Geologist's luau, August 28, 1998
USGS Regional Geologist's Christmas party, December 18, 1998
USGS Open House, Menlo Park campus, September 12 through 14, 1997
Bill Normark goes back to Science, September 1996. Bill was the Western Regional Geologist for a few years. We celebrated his returning to marine geology.
40Ar/39Ar and K-Ar ages from the Mauna Kea Section of the Hawaii Scientific Drilling Project, by Warren D. Sharp, Brent D. Turrin, Marvin A. Lanphere, and Paul R. Renne (April 5, 1995 )
A Tutorial on the 40Ar/39Ar Step-Heating Dating Technique, by Brent Turrin (December 26, 1994)
USGS Open House, Menlo Park campus, May 1994
USGS Open House, Menlo Park campus, May 1991 (only a couple shots so far)

photo of Mt. Muir Mountaineering and Backpacking

Mts. Agassiz and Dana climbs, Sept. 5-9, 2013
Mt. Brewer climbs, Sept. 9-12, 2012 and July 22-26, 2003
Unicorn Peak climb, with friends and family, Sept. 10–14, 2011
Mount Whitney climb, with Ally, Rick, and Jon, Sept. 3–6, 2010
Grand Canyon trip, May 27-June 1, 2008
the Mono-Basin/Yosemite trip, August 4-9, 2007
Cathedral Peak trip, August 11-15, 2006
White Mountain Peak trip, August 6, 2006
Boot 'n Blister alumni backpacks, every autumn since 1987
Young Lakes backpack, August 4-7, 2005
Amelia Earhart Peak climb, August 3-7, 2004
Yosemite Association Spring Forum , March 29 and 30, 2003
Amanda and Maurie's ski trip, Royal Gorge, January 20, 2003
Mt. Silliman climb and YA meeting, September 7-15, 2002
Pat Read’s Kibbie Lake backpack, July 14 to 17, 2002 (PDF file)
Mount Whitney backpack and climb, July 6-13, 2002
Shastina climb, June 14-16, 2002
Cherry Canyon Sierra-Club hike, June 7-9, 2002
Mount Williamson climb, mid July, 2001
Yosemite with Anna et Stephane, September 9-10, 2000
Gem Lake backpack with Katherine, Summer, 2000
Mount Hood climb, June, 2000
Muriel Lake - Humphries Basin backpack, August, 1999
Island Lake - South Fork Yuba River backpack, September, 1997
Mount Tyndall climb, July 5-6, 1986
Siskiyou Mountains backpack, September, 1975 (16 MB PDF file)
North Palisade climb, July, 1975
First Post 90 Super, including Mt. Lamarck, The Hermit, and Isosceles Peak, August 29 through September 7, 1970
Mount Rainier winter ascent, November 1969

photo of Deanna, Maurie, and Michael by Mary Jane Photography

Photographs I like, both contemporary and historical (family). You'll even find some snarky cartoons in here.
     See also Warren Diggles’ Diggles Creative, Website Design and Commercial Photography - Loveland, Colo.
Yosemite 2018—Critique Images, High-School Photography Class, Yosemite Valley, March 16–18, 2018
Yosemite 2017—Students’ Images, High-School Photography Class, Yosemite Valley, March 24–26, 2017
Shuttle_Endeavour flyby, September 21, 2012
Elephant Seals at Point Reyes, March 1, 2012
High-School Photography Class critique in Yosemite Valley, March 4–6, 2011
Death Valley with Paul Sumi, April 17-22, 2008
Rebuilding Together, 2003-2006
Sierra East Side and the Whitney region with Jim Moore and Karen Sundback, Oct. 8-11, 2006

photo of fighting Elephant Seals Natural History

Yosemite Institute trips, 1999 through 2011
Explorers Club, Northern California Chapter, meets, usually in San Francisco, during the academic year about monthly
New Almaden Quicksilver Fieldtrip with The Explorers Club, May 11–13, 2012
Northcoast Environmental Center 30th anniversary, early July, 2001
Daycare-center field trip to Tahoe, June, 1998

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Date created: August 11, 2000
Last modified: January 25, 2022

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