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About thomasfarley01

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

Some Good News for a Change

My family doctor is now open to having me go through electroconvulsive therapy, otherwise known as ECT or, unfortunately, electroshock therapy. He’s seen it produce good results when he was in Michigan for people suffering from chronic mental illness. It … Continue reading

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He’s Very Funny in Person

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Who Are You?

NB: This is a repost from August 24, 2019. My eyes no longer permit long form writing. Who Are You? None of us wants our personality judged when we’re drunk, high, or have lost our temper. “That’s not who I … Continue reading

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Gather ye Rose-buds While ye May by Robert Herrick

I see the Latin phrase for seize the day commonly used to interpert this poem. I’d prefer something less aggressive. Perhaps contemplate or think upon the day. The poem’s mood is relaxed and thoughtful about time, not a call to … Continue reading

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From Tomorrow On

Written by an unknown child in a Nazi death camp and translated from the Yiddish by Joseph Leftwich. From Tomorrow On From tomorrow on I shall be sad, From tomorrow on. Not today. Today I will be glad. And every … Continue reading

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The Unknown Citizen by W. H. Auden

Some Connect the Dots Thoughts: The rise of strong central governments were well on their way in 1940 when Auden penned this poem. The Soviet Union under Russia and FDR’s America pointed at that time toward ever growing government observation … Continue reading

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Ending All Political and Free Speech Commentary Here

Ending All Political and Free Speech Commentary Here From now on I am moving all of the above to another site like MySpace. Yes, it still exists. Even though this is my own personal blog, I will in the future … Continue reading

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The Media Still Doesn’t Get It

The Media Still Doesn’t Get it “They’ll be no shelter here. The front line is everywhere.” RAM It took six months for Joe Biden to condemn Antifa after they and related groups had rampaged and rioted across America following George … Continue reading

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I Ran Today!!

I ran! First run since I injured myself in March. 9:33 for one mile. I’m still under medication and awaiting a massive steroid injection but this is really positive. I may have hiked my way out of this. And to … Continue reading

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Amen and Awoman?!

Monday, January 4, 2021 “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.” In the news this morning: “Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., altered … Continue reading

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