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About thomasfarley01

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

I’ll Be Your Mirror

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com I’ll Be Your Mirror I didn’t know until yesterday and YouTube that Andy Warhol produced films. I knew of his love affair with the Polaroid SX-70 but I didn’t know he made moving pictures. … Continue reading

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A Maynard Dixon Landscape

Had to catch the landscape on the drive back to Pahrump, Nevada from Shoshone, California. Just like a Maynard Dixon painting. (internal link) As I’ve said many times before, if you don’t know Maynard Dixon, I weep for you.

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Heroin Chic Comes to Ballet?

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com Heroin Chic Comes to Ballet? Maybe that’s too harsh. I’ve never been interested in ballet. But, this _is_ interesting to me and I like the costumes and setting. The music is way too loud … Continue reading

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My Life is Not This Vertical Hour

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com/ My Life is Not This Vertical Hour Another attempt at bringing the ever-elusive Rilke to bear, this time set to joyful singing. I still cannot grasp Rilke’s message, although I sense something deep and … Continue reading

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Near Shoshone, California

View this post on Instagram An important point. #publiclandsforthepeople #roadtrip #geology #explore #hiking #inyocounty #geologistonboard #mining#publiclands#nopahwilderness A post shared by Tom Farley (@tgfarley) on Nov 4, 2020 at 7:40am PST View this post on Instagram Population 13? Wonderful museum in … Continue reading

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Running Up That Hill

Running up That Hill is a beloved standard by Kate Bush and has been covered hundreds of times by different artists around the world. You have not heard this kind of version. Jorn possesses the most powerful voice in rock … Continue reading

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Vision Update

The eye doctor said today that the infection in my right eye has cleared up and gone away. I was looking forward to a complete eye exam today, the doctor having said previously that only when the infection was taken … Continue reading

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Why Does Everything Go Wrong?

— The audience member featured is ‘Mama’ Cass Eliot of the Mamas and the Papas.(California Dreaming, Dedicated to the One I love) She is seated next to John Philips, also of that group. They arranged the talent for that year.

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My First Article for the Mining Journal

My First Article for the Mining Journal I could not have completed this article under a three day deadline without the assistance of my good friend Linda Dodge. She transcribed my interviews and did all of the editing since I … Continue reading

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The Baxter Mine, Inyo County

Rockhounding website: https://southwestrockhounding.com The Baxter Mine, Inyo County My eyes are good enough to cut and paste links if I wear my sunglasses at the screen and not look at it for more than a few seconds: View this post … Continue reading

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