Author Archives: thomasfarley01

About thomasfarley01

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

Caliban in the Coal Mines

Caliban in the Coal Mines By Louis Untermeyer 1885- 1877 God, we don’t like to complain— We know that the mine is no lark— But—there’s the pools from the rain; But—there’s the cold and the dark. God, You don’t know … Continue reading

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Christina Rossetti’s “Uphill”

Writing website: https://thomasfarleywriting.com Rockhound website: https://southwestrockhounding.com Christina Rossetti’s “Uphill” Christina Rossetti was a brilliant and strongly Christian poet. If this poem is too religious for you, check my previous post on Rosetti’s “Remember,” (internal link) hauntingly delivered by the Irish … Continue reading

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Present Work Overview

Writing site here: https://thomasfarleywriting.com Rockhounding site here:https://southwestrockhounding.com Present Work Overview I could have polished this but it is 1:15 in the morning and right now there is only real life and real work.  

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Content Mills

I’m seeking additional writing or editing work and have again run into the content mills. I’m using Indeed.com as a job board which seems reasonable considering their size, however, they, too, list employers who offer as little as one cent … Continue reading

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Walking in the Mojave Desert

This post from my rockhounding site here: https://southwestrockhounding.com (external link) View this post on Instagram Up the hill. 1983 USGS topo shows this road leading to “Prospects” which are exploratory diggings. Well financed group to do this kind of road … Continue reading

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More Kipling

“Tommy” by Rudyard Kipling (read by Tom O’Bedlam) — My rockhounding site: https://southwestrockhounding.com (external link) My writing website: https://thomasfarleywriting.com (external link)

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No Words Today

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Experimenting With Google Earth Studio

View this post on Instagram This is more like what I am interested in doing. Shows the quartzite ridge in the North Nopah Range where I found that break in the rocks rushing air. Drone photography would be more detailed … Continue reading

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Assessment Tests

Rockhounding site here: https://southwestrockhounding.com Assessment Tests From my writing website: https://thomasfarleywriting.com Assessment tests are often required but results depend on the writing style and preferences of the test writer. Or the guide they use. CMOS? AP? MLA? Importantly, will the tester … Continue reading

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It Came From The Nineties!

This is issue No. 9 of private line magazine, which ran from 1994 to 1995. Click here for the OCR enabled .pdf. It’s all black and white and I think I did a good job with the design, considering the … Continue reading

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