This & That…

WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY….

Writing a metal detecting blog without actually getting out and doing it is difficult to say the least. Then again  even if I was able to, I doubt I could get enthused enough to take a photo of a 1960’s silver dime.  Unappreciative?  No, absolutely not.  Just that there’s already a zillion such photos already floating around in cyberspace and if you have seen one you’ve seen them all. Continue reading

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A Professional Detectorist…To Be or Not to Be!

On his Detecting US History Facebook page my good friend Stan Shoemaker posted the following:

“I’d like to take a moment to share how I feel about a few things about this hobby. First and foremost it’s strictly a hobby to me, to get me out and about in the woods or outdoors in general.  I personally have never met or even heard of a Pro detectorist. I’ve met and detected with folks who conduct themselves in a professional manner, but are merely enthusiasts the same as I. Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Everything For Your Sabbath…

THE CELLAR DWELLERS STARRING IN “TWO KNUCKLE HEADS”

Todd Hiltz sent along his latest video and no, I didn’t come up with the title.  Apparently he and Dave Wise finally looked in a mirror.  Enjoy… Continue reading

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A Good Friend is Moving On…

I’ve known for a while now that my dear friend Alan Holcombe, Whites Corporate Manager, was about to retire.  Now that it’s official, I can share my feelings and they are both happy and sad.  I say that because I have been privileged to know and work with Alan and I will miss him.  I also know that he has more than earned the right to finally take it easy. Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled…

Every day I read a couple of twopenny, odorous archaeological blogs that never fail to give me a chuckle. That’s because these particular bloggers live and die to insult and belittle the detectorist/collector and stop at nothing to accomplish it. Lying, embellishing, misleading and making up their own facts and figures are just part of who they are. Continue reading

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What My Stats Say…

Over the past few months I’ve looked at the number of visitors to my site and which particular posts attracted the most.  Not surprisingly they were the ones that had lots of photos & videos and where I use terms like “the best”, “how to” and “where to”….a.k.a. top-secret revelations.  I found this pretty funny because I haven’t had a revelation since grabbing Sarah’s butt in 5th grade. Continue reading

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Because You Asked…

WHICH DETECTOR?

At least once or twice a week I get asked things like “what detector would you recommend for a beginner” or “what do you think is the best detector on the market”, etc..  So to save time and to save repeating myself click on these earlier posts: Continue reading

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Attention All Ships At Sea!

This is an all points bulletin!  Be on the lookout for the following groups. All three have been missing for months and it is believed that aliens have kidnapped them or that they are in hiding.  Either way your assistance is appreciated…. Continue reading

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A Quick 3 & a Handoff to Howland…

OKAY, ONCE MORE WITH FEELING…

I am still getting emails (a couple quite nasty) about my not posting future update links on FB pages, so here goes one last time….

I have been adding links to Facebook pages now for almost two years and without great results. Oh every once in a while I will get a “like” or a brief comment but more often than not I receive no response at all. Continue reading

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Been There, Done That…

As you know one of my favorite blogs is that of my good friend John Winter. John and I could almost be brothers given the things we have in common, such as age, intelligence and good looks.  I know, I know…you are envious but hang in there.  As you age you too will join our ranks (well maybe not the good looks thing). Continue reading

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