I spent very little time away from my computer today. Like many days, I ventured away from my desk solely to grab my lunch and visit the ladies room. Sure, a few of my coworkers stopped by to chat, but I really did have my nose deep in research about mines in Western Maryland. Some people might wither on days like this. However, if you're a nerd like me, a day spent researching and writing can be as fulfilling as days spent on the banks of a river. The downside is that I'm really reaching for photos to document my day.