Author Archives: thomasfarley01

About thomasfarley01

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

Correspondence With Someone In The Field

I don’t share private e-mails but I think this one is anonymous enough to pass. A friend in the field just e-mailed me. That person detailed their recent activities and past experiences, I replied with mine. You can’t tell what … Continue reading

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Gold and Going Away

Little is more coveted than gold. It has been that way for thousands of years and it will continue for millennia yet to be. Man’s attraction seems genetic. Civilizations have risen on acquiring it and maintaining it, people have risen … Continue reading

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From Quartzsite, Arizona

I’ve been doing some social media reporting for Rock&Gem. I’m not sure when they will be able to post all the videos I made. Quartzsite is happening now. A few here: The Keadys of Rockchuck David Bintliff of the Rock … Continue reading

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Regrets and the Cost of Beauty

I try to be honest about I feel. Society says it wants honesty but that’s a lie. We all know certain things are true but society never wants them said or put in writing. I’m now 61 and I don’t … Continue reading

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In Quartzsite, Arizona

Having a wonderful time, wish you were here. I resist, Having a wonderful time, wish you were beautiful. Happiness is where you and your dog are welcome. The dog is Holly. I’m reporting some day to day happenings for Rock … Continue reading

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Southwestern Art Deco

Art Deco had many regional variants. Hoover Dam is the Southwest’s greatest Deco structure but other styles exist like Pueblo Deco. It’s fun to see Deco survive around the region. The first two photos are bridge abutments near Burro Creek … Continue reading

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“You Better Drive. I Think There is Something Wrong With Me”

I’ve railed before against the self-righteous, self-help community of profiteers who assert that we alone control how we feel, that we can be happy if we only want to. (internal link) And if we subscribe to their teachings. Ilk like … Continue reading

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