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About thomasfarley01

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

Vladimir Horowitz Plays Liszt: Consolation No. 3 (1987)

Here’s my rockhounding site: https://southwestrockhounding.com Vladimir Horowitz Plays Liszt: Consolation No. 3 (1987) Did anyone play softer notes better? Look at that flat finger playing he does so often. I understand the better players get a more nuanced tone with … Continue reading

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Are There Enough?

Here’s my rockhounding site: https://southwestrockhounding.com — Are There Enough? Certainly there are those who care but are there enough? Are there enough to overcome everyone who doesn’t? I’ve been incredibly disappointed by how poorly big companies and many people have … Continue reading

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If I Had More Time I’d Write You a Shorter Letter

Here’s my rockhounding site: https://southwestrockhounding.com — View this post on Instagram Better video. Repost. Your neon bucking bronco footage for the night. Saddle west Casino and Pahrump are open! #pahrump#nyecounty#roadtrip#deathvalley#nyecountytourism# A post shared by Tom Farley (@tgfarley) on Aug 6, … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here

Here’s my rockhounding site: https://southwestrockhounding.com I’m Still Here I’m still settling into my new home town of Pahrump, still rockhounding, still going to new places. I have fairly decent broadband so my contract writing and editing can go on. Speaking … Continue reading

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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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