Still can't wrap my head around Wisconsin glaciation. Maybe later today. It has been 2 months since I blogged here. The year has been difficult in the extreme. Lost five family members, also a dog and a cat. I have been selling on ebay, although not much. Neighborhood projects have taken over my time and energy. Maybe that's a good thing. I don't think anybody reads this blog. I might get more blog readers if I am more consistent about posting.
I post my ebay auctions in the various rock and mineral groups on Facebook. Each group has its own rules. It's hard to keep track so I read them over each time I post. Well, I made a mistake and posted an auction where I shouldn't have. The group administrator was very nasty to me and of course I answered back (but not before I tried to apologize).
I managed to catch her name before she blocked and banned me. Interesting. She's from an area where I have scores of relatives. Some are well-placed in the fields of earth science, literature, computing, etc. I'm not a name dropper but jaws might indeed drop. Others live near prime collecting areas for rocks and minerals. One cousin said he frequents the area where ellensburg blues are found. He's not a rockhound but he said he'd keep an eye open. Another relative I met on Facebook has three colors of jade on her property. The person who blocked me is a writer. Another family connection is the co-founder of a writer's center. I've not even scratched the surface. One of my downfalls is that I keep thinking about things like this.