Who cares about the Supreme Court Ruling? Archaeologists aren't allowed to have kids anyway
I think Bill really hits the nail on the head with this one. I see a number of people pushing off making a family because they do not feel like they can do both. I think some of the attitude among management is pretty bad though. These people already have families and seem to not care about the opportunity for others because management does not want to put the leg work in to actually manage. That being said, I think some people are a little too fearful. I saw have the family. It will work out in the end. Follow Bill's advice and gain some skills that will help you work around the obstacle.
California Moves to Speed up Earthquake Fault Mapping
Budget cuts are a killer. It is more painful when the cuts go to things that are required components of development. It is good to see a program like this up and running again.
Tahoe MPO - Bike Routes Map Viewer
Not the only bike route map out there, but I like this one. Streamlined and responsive.
USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer
There are lots of viewer for historical USGS maps. You can find them as add-ons to Google Earth or stand alone. Some are free-ish and there are many for pay. But if you ever find yourself in need of one, this is probably my best recommendation.