I thank the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) Magazine for their recent posting of a two-page spread about me and this blog. You can access the full piece at this link.
Peter Braul who wrote the article has , in my opinion, done a superb job of wringing ideas and opinions out of me, and distilling them into a fun-to-read piece. Of course I am prejudiced in reading and evaluating the piece–it is about me and this blog afterall. But trying to be objective, I found myself chuckling over what is written and admiring his skill in getting to the heart of the matter by way of skilled prose. My thanks to him for his efforts and success.
The picture that accompanies the article was taken about two years ago in front of the Cannery at the Greens Creek Mine in Alaska. I sent Peter official, recent pictures, but he decided they were too formal and not representative of an opinionated old man. An interesting decision.
I have been teased a bit around the office on the article by my work-mates. The bolder of the young engineers who knows me better than the blog, laughs at the one-facet picture. Others are not sure whether to tease or admire me. Afterall, do you laugh with, laugh at, learn from, denigrate, respect, or admire a blogger? Especially one who gives interviews to mining magazines and expresses outrageous opinions? If nothing else, they now realize the world consists of real people, and that even the so-called opinionated folk, are just ordinary folk who pen a few words under the influence of brandy–or idle inspiration.