Monthly Archives: November 2011

Making Time to Write

While I’m not certain where this comes from, I thought I’d share it anyway. For me, making time to write has always be something of a struggle. It takes determination to make a writing schedule and stick to it. My … Continue reading

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Silver Tailings: Germany and the Comstock

Baron Ferdinand Richthofen (uncle of World War I German fighter ace, the ‘Red Baron’) visited  in 1866 to examine the Comstock Lode for himself. He wrote a report of his trip that claimed the lode was a ‘true fissure vein.’ This … Continue reading

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Silver Tailings: Attention Ghost Hunters!

In my experience, there are many places some folks would consider as haunted. One of those places is the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah. According to legend, Wyatt Earp kept the saloon, Jack Dempsey was a bouncer, and Howard Hughes married … Continue reading

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Caughlin Fire Victim Named

For the last couple of weeks, the media has simply identified him as the “74-year-old man who had a heart attack while evacuating from the Caughlin Fire.” Well, we now know his name and the events leading up to his … Continue reading

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A Recollective Kiss

It’s a memory I’ve kept to myself for years, fearful that the person it involves might not recall things as I do. But I’ve decided to share it anyway – since I ain’t getting any younger. We were playing along … Continue reading

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Silver Tailings: Crystal Peak

In 1864, the Crystal Peak Company founded a town in Washoe County near the mountain of that name, a couple of miles north of where the Truckee River exits Truckee Canyon. Part of the town was in Nevada, but part … Continue reading

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Weighting

For the last six months Kay has been working the Weight Watchers program. She’s have success with it too. This new eating life-style has led to some odd recipes; some having tasted rather delicious – while others, not so much. … Continue reading

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