Author Archives: thomasfarley01

About thomasfarley01

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

Watching Citizen Kane NARRATOR A collection of everything, so big that it can never be catalogued or appraised. Enough for ten museums. The loot of the world. Xanadu’s livestock — the fowl of the air, the fish of the sea, the beasts … Continue reading

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Learning About YouTube

I took some video while traveling through the Southwest for my book. Not much since I was focused on taking publishable quality photographs. Still, there is some video I could share. Five years ago I made a video on dividing … Continue reading

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Happy Jewelry From Jwinaia

High-end, fun costume jewelry from Jwinaia in Italy. A happy and sad ghost made of freshwater pearls? Very pretty stuff. I found out about them through Wallpaper Magazine. You don’t have to be a subscriber to get on their … Continue reading

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Careless People

I’m dealing with a local dental practice that has treated me very poorly after first saying they would help. When my Dad was in private practice he treated people with dignity and respect. He and his partner, Dr. Hedges, weren’t … Continue reading

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Outguessing Google

I’m taking on new responsibilities for inFocus, the Vancouver company I have written and edited for since 2015. Our clients are law firms throughout the United States and Canada. We build their websites and maintain them, filling  them with content tailored … Continue reading

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Some Day

Peace in the Valley by Thomas A. Dorsey (not to be confused with Tommy Dorsey of Big Band fame) Oh well, I’m tired and so weary But I must go alone Till the lord comes and calls, calls me away, … Continue reading

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The Self-Righteous Self-Help Industry

“We are truly the sum of our own choices, nothing more.” That’s the distillation of every self-righteous self-help advocate who has never had a loved one suffer or die from mental illness. Or had a loved one killed when someone … Continue reading

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