Monthly Archives: January 2018

First Attempt at Photographing a Fluorescent Specimen

I’ve taken an interest in fluorescent rocks. This is my first attempt at photographing such a specimen. It’s a piece of petrified wood I found at Blue Diamond Nursery in Las Vegas, better known as Cactus Joes. (external link). The … Continue reading

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We Are Traveling at Amazing Speed

Mahatma Gandhi once said that there was more to life than increasing its speed. Yet, it’s likely our rate of travel will keep increasing without us noticing it all, much as passengers don’t feel an airliner going from four hundred … Continue reading

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Proofreading, Editing, and Revising

I frequently work on the writing of others, chiefly foreign speakers for whom English is a second language. Proofreading is the lightest correcting I do, revisions involve the most work. People argue greatly over what these terms mean. Here are … Continue reading

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James A. Murray: Butte’s Radical Irish Millionaire

My brother’s book on James Murray (internal link) is now available for pre-order for $14 from Amazon. (Prime) Congratulations, Bill! James A. Murray: Butte’s Radical Irish Millionaire Paperback – February 20, 2018 by Bill Farley (Author),‎ David M. Emmons (Foreword) … Continue reading

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The Frumious Bandersnatch!

I always return to the poetry of Lewis Carroll. It is the height of arrogance to invent new words yet Carroll did it time and again, effortlessly, beautifully, inviting us into a world entirely of his own imagination. Jabberwocky ‘Twas … Continue reading

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Would The #MeToo Movement Find This Funny?

Stanton Delaplane loved his daughter and treated her accordingly. Still, that did not prevent him from enjoying a rich fantasy life when envisioning her future. Would the #MeToo movement find this writing from 1953 offensive? Or could they find that some … Continue reading

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On a Cat Ageing

On a Cat Ageing He blinks upon the hearth-rug, and yawns in deep content, accepting all the comforts that Providence has sent. Louder he purrs, and louder, in one glad hymn of praise for all the night’s adventures, for quiet, … Continue reading

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