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Goldfield Days Coming Up

August 5, 6, and 7th. I’ll be showing at a place called The Stop on the North side of town. ┬áThat building fills in the models below. Green screen video booth for free. Real people from rural America. And real … Continue reading

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A Free Speech Poster for Sale at etsy

Free speech is protected speech. Speech that does not immediately threaten bodily harm is protected. Mark the word immediate. There must be a clear and present danger, something so imminent that 911 must be called immediately. Like reporting that guy … Continue reading

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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold: Book versus Movie Script

A novel and its screenplay well demonstrate the skills of revising and editing. A book must be pared down to fit a film’s run length and to eliminate much of the scene setting in a novel done with words and … Continue reading

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Kitsch-man as Tourist by Ludwig Giesz. And the Rise of the Selfie.

What is kitsch? Everything in the last town I lived in which was Las Vegas. I know it when I see it. I’ll leave a better definition to dictionaries and the great book KITSCH: The World of Bad Taste by … Continue reading

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You, Darkness by Rainer Maria Rilke

A poem from the Book of Hours. Read by the amazingly talented Ghizela Rowe. Translator unknown. I’m a big fan of Rilke and I have numerous posts on him at this site. This is just one (internal link). Given the … Continue reading

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The Singsong of Old Man Kangaroo

The Singsong of Old Man Kangaroo by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) I think of Kipling (internal link — one of several) as a master of putting down difficult dialects on a page, similarly skilled as Mark Twain. The confidence and style … Continue reading

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Bots Censoring Even Storied, Factual Magazines

Few history magazines are more well respected than American Heritage. Its scholarship, impartiality, and stable of great writers have proven its worth over more than a half century in print and online. Today, mindless bots and algorithms are now attacking … Continue reading

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The Best Used Book Store In Las Vegas, Nevada is For Sale

MARCH 15, 2021 AMBER UNICORN IS NOW PERMENTALY CLOSED. FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK FOR THEIR LATEST INFORMATION From Amber Unicorn Books June 13, 2020 Many of you are aware that Amber Unicorn has been ‘up for Sale’ since last fall. … 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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More Examples of Wikipedia Entries

Update: I’ve now decided to continue to post pictures to Wikimedia Commons but I will not be adding them to any relevant page on Wikipedia as a rule. Wikipedia does not want to be a photo gallery and I understand … Continue reading

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