Monthly Archives: December 2017

What’s In a Name?

In the last three years I’ve written five articles for Rock&Gem Magazine. Along the way of research and writing I’ve come across the confusing topic of precious and semi-precious gems — just what do those words mean? I recently bought … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take To Write A Book?

How long does it take to write a book? That answer of course depends. For my brother’s book on Uncle Murray (internal link), it took Bill four and a half years. Along the way he wrote magazine articles on Murray … Continue reading

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Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

This is an American Christmas novelty song. Perhaps my overseas friends are not acquainted with it. To everyone, a joyous holiday season and a Merry Christmas! Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Written by Randy Brooks, originally performed by … Continue reading

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For The Joy of Reading

By Lewis Carroll. From Alice in Wonderland. Illustration by Sir John Tenniel. “You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head— Do you think, at your … Continue reading

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Learning to Drone Part IV

Here’s a few seconds of recent drone footage that I made near Goldfield, Nevada. The first video came out well but is too short. The second video shows I need practice as a new drone pilot. I needed to get … Continue reading

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Back From Esmeralda County, Nevada and Elsewhere

The Last Supper. By Poland-born Belgian sculptor Albert Szukalski, in the ghost town of Rhyolite, on the road to Death Valley. Ghost Rider by Szukalski.

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Turning Down Work

UPDATE: As of December 20th, 2017 I am back to accepting new assignments. I have submitted my latest book proposal. ORIGINAL POST: For the first time I am turning down work. To get my book proposal done I can not … Continue reading

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