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 time is limited. While my writing time isn't the most important thing in my life, … Continue reading Making Time to Write

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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 meant the silver went down into the earth for thousands of feet. The quantity of … Continue reading Silver Tailings: Germany and the Comstock

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 Jean Peters at the Mizpah. But Wyatt Earp left Tonopah before the Mizpah was built, … Continue reading Silver Tailings: Attention Ghost Hunters!

Silver Tailings: Creech AFB — Little Base, Big Role


One of the smaller military bases in the U.S. is located in the Nevada desert, north of Las Vegas. It also plays one of the biggest roles in the nation's war on terror. The airfield that now bears General Wilbur L. "Bill" Creech’s name was originally built by the Army in the early 1940s to … Continue reading Silver Tailings: Creech AFB — Little Base, Big Role