Category Archives: books

Beyond Books

Something from my rockhounding site, https://southwestrockhounding.com (external link) Click twice to blow up the photo. It was recently recommended on FB that I read some field guides to rock and mineral ID. This was in response to some specific observations … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s Introduces Art Better Than Your Old Professor

Art isn’t boring but that’s how its usually presented. More people could be brought in if their introduction was moving, colorful, and captivating. Soetheby’s does this with their videos. I know nothing about Fernard L├ęger or his work which appears … Continue reading

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A Book Contract Example

This is the contract a national guidebook publisher uses who has over 100 titles in print. It’s the contract I signed with the publisher with whom I am no longer doing business with (internal link) The publisher originally offered me … Continue reading

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DHL, Serial Disorder and T.S. Eliot

DHL I am using DHL to ship for the first time and getting odd results. They charge a premium price but the service isn’t premium. To hurry up a mineral identification I had my local shipping store send a tiny … Continue reading

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From My Book: Places to Visit and Collect in The Southwest

November 7, 2019 The latest version of this file will always be at my rockhounding site: https://southwestrockhounding.com/sw-travel-list/ Here’s the latest version of my Places to Visit or Collect in the Southwest: SW_Places_To_Visit_Or_Collect_10A_         I do have a … Continue reading

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Book Contract Cancelled

Yesterday was the worst day of my writing career. I was trying to get my book contract cancelled since I no longer trusted the people who lied to me over 14 months. It took eight hours of angry, bitter, inflamed … Continue reading

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Try Another Translation

If you are tackling Tolstoy, Proust or Kafka, find a translation that reads well for you. I failed twice to read War and Peace before I realized what was happening. At a large used book store I got to browse … Continue reading

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