Category Archives: Thoughts on writing

Insane Expectations and Lies

Insane Expectations and Lies Express Writers’ current job post at Indeed.com expresses the complete and unrealistic expectations of every content mill, as well as the lie about pay. $20 to $30 an hour? Not a chance. Express points to this … Continue reading

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Loveliest of Trees by A.E. Housman

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com (external link) — Loveliest of Trees by A.E. Housman — Loveliest of Trees by A.E. Housman Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland … Continue reading

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Real World Revising and Editing

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Mother to Son

Writing website: https://thomasfarleywriting.com Rockhound website: https://southwestrockhounding.com Mother to Son by Langston Hughes Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no … Continue reading

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One Girl by Sappho

One Girl by Sappho, translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Christina Rossetti’s (internal link) brother translates a lyric from,”The Isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung.” One Girl Like the sweet apple which reddens upon the topmost bough, Atop … 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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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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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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Philosophy and Physics to Explain the Universe

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com Philosophy and Physics to Explain the Universe The interconnectedness of all things seems a hippy dream. “I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.” The Beatles … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Repeat Myself?

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com (external link) Do I Need To Repeat Myself? (internal link, to one of many pages on this) If you’re writing for the web, you are writing for your boss, of course, the client, certainly, … Continue reading

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