Monthly Archives: July 2020

Starting Life in Pahrump, Nevada

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com — View this post on Instagram Bunny cam on full alert this morning. #pahrump #rabbits#cottontail #cottontailrabbit #mojave#desert#wildlife A post shared by Tom Farley (@tgfarley) on Jul 28, 2020 at 12:10pm PDT — View this … Continue reading

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Four Sentences

Just found this. Moby, sampling Bessie Jones and Joe Cocker. “Honey.” I knew the song, not the video. A very few artists can produce experimental, artistic music that is also popular. The Beatles did that throughout their career but they … Continue reading

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Three Good Paragraphs

I’m happy if I can write three good paragraphs in a row. In my now dead book project of 60,000 words, I probably had 11 or 12 instances in which I produced a set of three good paragraphs. I still … Continue reading

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But We Shall Continue With Style

In the Eiger Sanction, Clint Eastwood’s character named Jonathan and his climbing partner are stuck on a mountain wall that has completely iced over. Andrei, a Frenchman, remarks to his fellow trapped climber, “Johnathan, you’re very good. I have really … Continue reading

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Soulless Creatures

Opinion, hell ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many … Continue reading

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Bad Revising

My last post was on how I revised the work of a writer on our team. (internal link). The next example is of bad revising, in which some unknown scriptwriter revises the book of one of the greatest minds of … Continue reading

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More on Revising

Editing and proofreading fiddles with copy, revising recasts. One of our writers submitted a page with this paragraph. He is a fine writer but under deadline for this piece. I have more time as I am generally not doing original … Continue reading

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Legitimizing Censorship

Censorship today is run by a goon squad of various political activists. They are killing the free speech movement that people like them started fifty years ago. While they should rightfully choke on the bile of their own hypocrisy, these … Continue reading

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Back to China Ranch and On to Shoshone, California

The drive down China Ranch Road into and through the China Ranch Wash is dramatic. Limited turn-around for any RV pulling a car or trailer. Small RVs can probably find parking at the main parking lot. No cell coverage! You … Continue reading

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Back to North Nopah and The Mary Ann Mine

View this post on Instagram Most BLM and USFS WA’s are open for casual, non commercial collecting unless that area’s resource management plan prohibits it. #collecting#exploring#blm#usfs#geology#geologyrocks #rocks #quartz #rockhounding#minerals A post shared by Tom Farley (@tgfarley) on Jul 3, 2020 … Continue reading

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