Last Post

Life has taken a funny turn and I must hang up my quill.

I have worked in mineral exploration for decades and know more than a few promoters, CEO’s, geologists, brokers and others who make this industry go round at the executive level.    The best of them have been a solace and inspiration for me.  Others – not so much.

Whether saints or sinners, builders or thieves, they are in the crucible of life, taking the heat.  I offer them in parting salutation Teddy Roosevelt’s Sorbonne address,

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 

6 thoughts on “Last Post

  1. Truly sorry to see you leave the mining pages.
    Your commentary, insights and wit were appreciated more than you probably know.
    Good luck on whatever new venture you are on, I hope it is a good one.

  2. Thanks many times over for all the stellar posts over the years. You’ve been a very bright light in an otherwise murky world for many of us trying to get a glimpse of what really goes on in the junior mining scene. I don’t know who will take your place but I hope someone keeps shining a spotlight on these guys. Best of fortunes to you!.

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