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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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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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Why Do You Have Ads on Your Site?

The most unprofessional thing a job applicant or anyone showing off their work can have on their website are ads. It is absolutely devastating to see fine writing or photography mixed in with ads that talk about emptying your bowels … Continue reading

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The Fountain and Garden Patio Area at the Marin Civic Center

This is video I am putting into the public domain at Wikimedia Commons. It shows the beautiful outdoor seating area in the fountain and garden patio area of the Marin Civic Center. You can buy something inside at the Civic … Continue reading

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A pHun and Creative Company

Just ordered this bright yellow nylon wallet. My dark colored wallet keeps getting lost. This was only twenty dollars with shipping. You can customize practically everything wearable at Zazzle, including face masks. There were at least 30 cat icons to … Continue reading

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How A Poet Looks at The World

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman. — A poem should be part of one’s sense of life. — A poem is a meteor. — The world is a force, not … Continue reading

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A Visit To The East

Basho wrote a favorite poem of mine, once translated as, “Sitting here quietly doing nothing, the grass comes and grows by itself.” The best and most traditional haiku always contains a seasonal reference. Like springtime above. Instructors rarely mention seasons … Continue reading

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Alain Silberstein And The Triumph of Whimsy

In the late 1980’s, Parisian Alain Silberstein upset the staid watchmaking world by producing fanciful watch pieces the likes of which had never been seen before. A professional interior architect and industrial designer, Silberstein was so enamored with watches and … Continue reading

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Conceptual Art is Still With Us!

You didn’t miss it! That Thing From The Nineties is still here, still throwing out nonsense to justify something easy to make. In the Belgian city of Ghent this month, conceptual artist Kris Martin is having a retrospective entitled Exit. … Continue reading

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