Author Archives: thomasfarley01

About thomasfarley01

Freelance writer specializing in outdoor subjects, particularly rocks, gems and minerals.

There Are Scapegoats in Every War

Such a strange war. Not against another people but against ourselves. Fighting each other over food, suspicious when someone walks too close, wary of everybody, even our neighbors. We have met the enemy and he is us. As with all … Continue reading

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Sound Check!

Good audio trumps bad video. People tolerate fairly poor video with good sound. If the video is great but the audio bad, well, people tune out. This iRig mike (external link) can also plug directly into an iPhone’s Lightning port, … Continue reading

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Railroad Pass Continued

Took a look at some of what I collected at Railroad Pass. Photos and info at my rockhounding site. I’ll be posting further updates over there. Follow me on Instagram: tgfarley

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Back To Railroad Pass, Clark County, Nevada

Railroad Pass, Clark County, Nevada (first RR Pass page here) More info on RR Pass at my rockhounding site linked below: March 31, 2020 Yesterday I returned to Railroad Pass (internal link) to further investigate the area. I went … Continue reading

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The True Believer

The story goes of a town facing a flood. Rain had been falling for two weeks and a dam was about to burst. A mandatory evacuation order went out for everybody to leave. One man remained. He was a true … Continue reading

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Burying The Lead

What Happened? About fifteen or twenty years ago a dramatic change occurred in much of reporting. Hard opening paragraphs were replaced with soft. This approach now infects all manner of writing, in and out of journalism. That includes television and … Continue reading

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Some Ultraviolet Entertainment

Forgive the long load time for this page. You’ll need a fast connection. These three videos will load faster at my Instagram account linked below. I wish everyone good health and hope. — Follow me on Instagram: tgfarley

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