Monthly Archives: October 2019

One of The Seven Sisters in San Luis Obispo County

Just had some 40 year old half-frame slides turned into prints. Kodachrome film showing loss of color and tone. I’d post a picture or me or the rest of the countryside but I think the only thing worth looking at … Continue reading

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The Harding Pegmatite Mine in Taos County, New Mexico

The Harding Pegmatite Mine in Taos County, New Mexico is owned by the State and managed by the University of New Mexico. You can visit and collect up to five pounds of material but there is a procedure you must … Continue reading

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Took a walk at Red Rock today, just west of Las Vegas, only ten miles from where I live. Below: looking north to iron stained hills at dusk Below: looking south to a limestone outcropping with Yucca Below: desert wash

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DHL, Serial Disorder and T.S. Eliot

DHL I am using DHL to ship for the first time and getting odd results. They charge a premium price but the service isn’t premium. To hurry up a mineral identification I had my local shipping store send a tiny … Continue reading

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Writing for Free

I recently corresponded with a friend who is an authority in the rock, gem and mineral trade. He laments that he has never been paid for his writing, even for a newspaper that he contributes to. His writing mainly sits … Continue reading

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Rhyming, Rilke, and Doggerel

Does rhyme move a poem along on its own accord? Is there a power that rhyme has that unrhymed poetry does not possess? It seems rhymed poetry can deliver a message in a way that communicates, if not in the … Continue reading

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Notes to Other Writers Using Word and Acrobat DC

This discussion is what Americans call inside baseball. Every non-writer can safely tune out. I’m using the latest version of Microsoft Office for the Mac, as well as the expensive Adobe Acrobat DC for creating .pdf files. After much experimenting … Continue reading

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