Author Archives: thomasfarley01

About thomasfarley01

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

Amazing Grace, The Future, No Despair and Dying

It’s been three decades since my insomnia, bad dreams, and nightmares started. And my daytime anxiety years before that. Although I don’t long for death, I long for its peace. Unless I am cast into hell, my thoughts return to … Continue reading

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The Inadequate Index — Another Writing Time Bandit

A book writer may have thirty or forty books aiding  his or her research and writing. I certainly do. Unless one has years before deadline, it is impossible for a writer to read each book cover to cover, for the … Continue reading

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New Post to SouthwestRockhounding.com

On indoor photography and light boxes: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2018/11/11/gearing-up-for-photos/ (external link)

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Collage: The Poor Man’s Art

Collage is for people like me who can’t draw and don’t have much money. Some construction paper, glue sticks, scissors, and old magazines. Although artists like like Matisse and Ella Richards (internal link) produced fine art with just scissors and paper. … Continue reading

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New Post to SouthwestRockhounding.com

Today’s entry to SouthwestRockhounding.com. Read all about phyllite and photography!    

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Just Because I Like Bob Dylan

Good writing is captivating and compelling. It rolls off the tongue and imagination as easily as a marble rolling off a glass tabletop. Lewis Carroll had the gift. Dylan, too, in a  different way. May all your writing roll. Tombstone … Continue reading

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The Kelly Mine In Magdalena, New Mexico

Magdalena, New Mexico. Known for Smithsonite, a zinc ore. Beautiful country all around. A proud rock shop owner known simply as Otero, displays his rough material and his cabs, the findings made by a native woman silversmith. To know more about … Continue reading

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