Monthly Archives: September 2019

From My Book: Places to Visit and Collect in The Southwest

November 7, 2019 The latest version of this file will always be at my rockhounding site: Here’s the latest version of my Places to Visit or Collect in the Southwest: SW_Places_To_Visit_Or_Collect_10A_         I do have a … Continue reading

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Book Dead

“Dear Tom, I finally got all of the decision-makers in the same room – (same virtual room – via telephone) who would be working on this book.  Unfortunately, the consensus was that we  probably wouldn’t make sufficient money to make … Continue reading

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Ken Burns’ New PBS Series on Country Music

Twentieth century American music began and ended with Hank Williams. Apologies to Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley. I Saw the Light is America’s Amazing Grace. Your Cold, Cold Heart is the best song ever … Continue reading

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Pfeiffer Beach Sand, Monterey County, California

I’m trying to learn my microscope. These are single focus shots; as I learn more I will get to know photo stacking which will result in the entire field being in focus. If I do it right. If you enjoy … Continue reading

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Self-Portraits With A Camera — Do You Have One?

Rei Aijylle Abenoja Estemera is a high school student who just started a blog focused on photography. I know that because she liked my last post so I checked out her site. Her self-portrait with a camera startled me and … Continue reading

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Going Bow-Wow For Bauhaus

It’s the one hundredth anniversary of the Bauhaus School (internal link) and *Wallpaper Magazine continues to be a fine resource for discovering more about this historic event. They review a Berlin Bauhaus exhibit at this URL: This is just … Continue reading

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Las Vegas to Oakland From The Air

Photos taken through a plane window on the way from Oakland to Las Vegas and back. No Photoshop adjustment save for one picture. That adjustment _did_ make the photo look better. Active Cargill Salt Ponds, San Francisco Bay near Newark. … Continue reading

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How I Graduated From High School

I graduated high school with the help of a sick, sadistic math teacher I thought an unredeemable cretin. His name was Van Pliet and I assume he is dead now. Good riddance. We’ve all had terrible teachers as we have all … Continue reading

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Out Rockhounding in The Nopah Range

Went rockhounding Monday an hour’s drive west of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Nopah Range is mostly in Inyo County, California. Extremely scenic, no trees. Bring your own shade.  A geologist friend of mine remarked on the photo below, “That’s … Continue reading

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