Monthly Archives: January 2019

Is This a British Attitude or Something Else?

I was astounded by this writing from Wallpaper* Magazine (external link).  This review talks about equality at the same time they admire a private club with a “suitably rigorous admittance process.” This sounds like the same upper class that Orwell … Continue reading

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Headed to Oatman, Arizona

Just a quick note to say I’m making a one day field trip to Oatman, Arizona, Actually, six miles outside of Oatman. I’ll report soon on what I was looking for. Update! For a feel good story about part of … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Quartzsite

Update! I’ve posted some of my Quartzsite experience here. It’s at my book site: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2019/01/19/a-little-from-quartzsite/  Quartzsite is a small town in the Arizona desert that each year plays host to rock and gem enthusiasts from all over the world. These … Continue reading

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That Was Intense!

“An ordinary person spends his life avoiding tense situations. A repo man spends his life getting into tense situations.” From the movie Repo Man. This morning I had Mohs surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma from underneath my left … Continue reading

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Flying A Drone Part III

Some bright morning when this life is over I’ll fly away To that home on God’s celestial shore I’ll fly away Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch I’ve written on flying a drone before. (internal link) This is a recap and an … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Black December

Now that I am feeling better, with my violent nightmares having subsided, I wanted to write about how concerned I am with the rising suicide rate in America. As medicine is practiced today, I don’t see hope for its decline. … Continue reading

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Goldfield Gemfield Gem Claims Update

My second article for Rock & Gem Magazine was on the Gemfield Gem claims (internal link) outside of Goldfield, Nevada. The claims are a major source of fine chalcedony. Sharon Artlip, one of the two claim owners, now has a … Continue reading

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