Monthly Archives: November 2019

So When Did The Color Rust Become Popular?

I don’t recall rust, copper, or terra-cotta as colors for buildings and ornamental pieces when I was growing up. Do you? Somehow, somewhere, it started happening in my part of California in the the 1980s. I think. It’s certainly a … Continue reading

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Full Disclosure About My Rockhounding Site

I run a website about rockhounding called southwestrockhounding.com (external link). It’s been fun so far. So far. This is what I just posted to that site: My latest posts reviewing different rock shops have proved popular with my readers and … Continue reading

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Version 11 of My Southwest Travel List is Out!

The .pdf file and the Kindle file are here: https://southwestrockhounding.com/sw-travel-list/ Why don’t I post it here? The first is that WordPress at this site doesn’t host .mobi files so a Kindle format can’t be posted. The second reason is more … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Learning Video

I’m learning about video after putting it away years ago. In 2014 I produced this video which has now gathered over 118,000 views. 185 thumbs up, 36 thumbs down. Haters going to hate. Video was so time consuming that I … Continue reading

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What Does Junk Mail and Wikipedia Have in Common?

The answer is that both only get  a two to three percent response to their solicitations. And while junk mail sells junk, Wikipedia serves a good purpose. Their articles do a fine job of providing secondary source material  (external link) and … Continue reading

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Architecture and Writing and Compromises

Tom Wolfe once said that we all have to live with an architect’s mistakes. How true. My bad writing won’t assault your senses (and that of the public) every time you drive to work. That’s unlike the concrete tilt ups … Continue reading

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