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Download Movie The Boss Baby (2017)

The Boss Baby (2017) HD Director : Tom McGrath. Writer : Michael McCullers. Producer : Ramsey Ann Naito, Denise Nolan Cascino. Release : March 23, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, DreamWorks Animation. Language : English. Runtime : 97 Genre : Animation, Comedy, Family. ‘The Boss […]

Watch Movie Online Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

There is so much rock news going on in the world, it’s hard to keep up with it all. So from now on, on Tuesdays, I’m going to try to aggregate some of the rock-based stories that may or may not be making headlines, but are all worth taking at least a brief look at.

Mineral Monday: Mica

Welcome to another Mineral Monday! Today we’re all about Mica. When I was a kid I used to spend a lot of time outside playing in creeks, and I would see lots of tiny sparkles on the creek bed- looking like fairy dust or gold. When I would reach for them, though, the beautiful sparkles would float downstream- a […]

Chi Chi Chi! Le Le Le! Los Mineros De Chile!

A brief personal reaction/stream of conciousness to the “Miracle in the Desert”… and the media, of course. We’ll be back to the rocks soon. I promise.

This post should probably be relegated to Rocks in the News. I (like the rest of the world) was so transfixed by the spectacle yesterday that I was barely able to focus on my work, much less my blog. (A head cold probably didn’t help my productivity). After my post almost two months ago about the trapped miners, I do feel like I need to say something to bring closure to it all.

I had trouble not crying when it was children standing waiting for their dads and brothers- they held back none of their emotions, and really summed up the emotions that everyone else was feeling too. It was a miracle, brought about (as so many miracles are) by luck, and fortitude, and engineering, and the human spirit.

The Dark Dreary Mine

Come and listen you fellows,

so young and so fine,

And seek not your fortune in the dark, dreary mines.

It will form as a habit and seep in your soul,

‘Till the stream of your blood is as black as the coal.
~”Dark as a Dungeon” by Merle Travis. First performed 1946
Merle Travis wrote that song in the 1940’s, lamenting the fate of the miners in the West Virginia coal mines. It has since been performed by groups of all different kinds, from Johnny Cash to the Chieftains. With the ongoing events in Chile, a new focus has come onto mining, and the line “Dark as a Dungeon” seems more apt than ever.

Since the collapse of the San Jose copper and Gold mine on August 5, 33 miners have been trapped in an area that the New York Times described as the size of a “small apartment”, 2,300 feet underground. They survived for 17 days without any contact from the outside world, until they were located last week. Their families have been encamped outside the mine for weeks, and will likely remain there for many more, as it has been estimated that it could take up to three months to drill down and rescue them.