Hello to everyone. I hope you all enjoy a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years to come.
Now for some blog-related news. I've removed the Bedrock Dreams Archive section about a week earlier than planned, so any late comers are sadly going to be S.O.L. in terms of accessing the Archives. I'm still debating how to proceed as the New Year rapidly approaches, including the disposition of all the gold mining information contained in the Archives (currently there are nearly 700 posts there dating back to 2008).
Some of you out there have been extremely solicitous and helpful in terms of suggestions about how to handle the Bedrock Dreams Archives. Suggestions have included e-books (been down that route already and it didn't work well for me), a hard-copy prospecting/mining book, selling DVDs containing the Archives, and so on. To all of you who made these suggestions and offered your help and expertise I want to say thank you very much. But in the final analysis, it will be me, myself, and me alone who'll decide whether the Archive info ever sees daylight again in any form.
That said, there is a very slight possibility I may start posting to Bedrock Dreams once again after the first of the year (2015). Right now I'd give the odds of that happening at less than 25%, but it is a possibility. If I do start back up it'll be at a much reduced post rate and without free access to the Archives (in other words, you'll have to pay money for Archives access). On the flip side, any posts I do write will be longer and more detailed from an information standpoint. Once again, however, none of this is a certainty and I may just stick with my earlier decision to pull Bedrock Dreams offline in its entirety.
As always, I'm open to your thoughts and ideas, so feel free to kick in your point of view here with the understanding that there's still a 75% probability that Bedrock Dreams will "disappear" soon.
My very best to you all!
Jim Rocha (J.R.)
Santa Fe, NM