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

From Amber Unicorn Books June 13, 2020 Many of you are aware that Amber Unicorn has been ‘up for Sale’ since last fall. We have enjoyed some positive feedback and genuine interest. However, with the Covid-19 complications, things have understandably … 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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We Are All Locked in The Greenhouse

This sign used to hang in one of the many greenhouses on the U.C. Davis campus. I like its chatty, humorous tone, something rarely seen when needing help. It also reminds me of Kafka’s The Castle, in which a driven … Continue reading

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American Heritage is Alive Online and Ongoing

More great history from American Heritage, a lay publication written for decades by famous, notable historians. I never got into this title but I did have three articles published in their sister magazine, Invention & Technology. Which is still going, … Continue reading

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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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