This week I have been out eating with friends every night. Last night, I watched opera. A way to recover from the intense social pressure of being nice. A deep glass of cognac, a few cigarettes, and opera. What better way to relax and get high? The opera that I watched is as obscure as they get: Gaetano Donizetti’s L’ajo nell’inbarazzo from Teatro Regio Torino. First performed in 1828, then performed fifty-five times in the next few years. Then forgotten and never performed in North America. (more…)
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If you have followed this blog for a while, you will recall that I have a fondness for graffiti. Here are some photos of graffiti I took today in Panama City.
One of the advantages of mining travel is the good meals enjoyed in foreign places. Tonight we ate great food overlooking the Panama Cannel and the ships passing through the locks.
Here for mining matters that I cannot blog about—maybe in five years when all is worked out.
So meanwhile a few pictures. Enjoy and try the food here.
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A few random thoughts that I penned (typed) today on the topic of cement amendment of filtered tailings. The tailings are the result of facts and processes beyond the control of the stack designer. The ore and its inherent variability dictate the fundamental nature of the tailings particles. The grind the process engineer dictates to get the most gold, silver, copper, or other valuable material being mined, dictates the size and gradation of the tailings. The ability of the filter equipment manufacturer to squeeze water out of the fluid-like tailings dictates the moisture content of the tailings as received by the stack operator. (more…)
It is infinitely better entertainment than The Hobbit or Les Miserables. Today we spent more than five hours in the glorious production live from the Met of Les Troyens. Also saw The Hobbit and Les Miserables this past week, but today’s Met production proves yet again the infinite superiority of great opera as pure entertainment, however long. (more…)