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Joseph Conrad Would Agree

“Life is short and art is long and success is very far off.” Joseph Conrad American Public television recently interviewed a glass blower, an artist who works in glass. In an exasperated tone she told the interviewer, “For me, there … Continue reading

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Good But Going Away

What are some of your favorite words that are being used less and less? A few of mine are: jet set (JD) juvenile delinquent hullabaloo neurotic next-of-kin swamp cooler playpen rumpus room the military-industrial complex fuss-budget the ecology movement third-world … Continue reading

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More Revising Examples

Before and after. The original sentences are just fine, partly making up an entertaining review of a colorful Mojave Desert town. No criticism intended. But these revisions should come to mind immediately on first read. Tighten, tighten, tighten. Many of … Continue reading

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Publish Your Own Newspaper?

We’ve all heard about print on demand books. But what about print on demand newspapers? It’s possible with Newspaperclub.com (external link). Your ideas or advertising gets printed on real newspaper presses. I am only starting to read about this retro … Continue reading

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My Prospecting Life in Two Definitions

These two definitions are going in my book. They come from a door stop of a title, ¬†A Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms, published in 1968 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It’s 1,269 pages and it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Online Geology 101: Introduction to Geology from BYU

I’m taking an online course from Brigham Young University entitled Introduction to Geology: Geology 101. (external link) While I am learning a great deal I do have some constructive criticisms. There’s little feedback or no ¬†interaction from other students or … Continue reading

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The New Outdoor California Is Out!

I have eight photographs in the current issue, including all that you see here. I wish I could point you to an online copy but the magazine has no web edition. If you’re a photographer, you might consider subscribing. The … Continue reading

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