John Howland apparently put his beer down for a few minutes, and decided to share his thoughts on the new Minelab GPZ 7000. Do keep in mind however that whenever he buys anything, he always relates the cost to how much beer he could get for the same amount of money. Anyway here’s Johnny!!. Continue reading
I was chatting with a very old detecting friend in the UK the other day about the current state of the pastime, and interestingly, or maybe not, we were both on the same wave length. Everyone is too caught up in the folderol, the frills, the bullshit if you will, as well as in over promoting their mastery of this extremely complex, formidable and baffling hobby called metal detecting. Continue reading
As I sit here waiting for a potentially nasty ice storm, I thought I would shoot off a quick post, just in case we lose power for any period of time. Hoping against hope that’s not the case. Ice storms here in North Texas can be a real bitch!
On the plus side I have my red wine, and the Digger to keep me company (and warm)! Continue reading
Because it’s President’s Day here’s a video from, you guessed it, Todd Hiltz. Just another amazing find by the cellar guy and so very appropriate for today! Continue reading
Okay, with regards to the roundtable discussion sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation….
I watched the entire broadcast again, and listened to all the “you stroke mine, and I will stroke yours” comments, but when it was over I realized that we are we are still two drastically different camps, pretending to care about each other, but it’s not working, and hasn’t for many, many years. Continue reading
This following is an article I wrote for Western & Eastern Treasures ten years ago. I decided to resurrect it because, well, um, I am one lazy SOB. As I was reading through it I suddenly realized that I am now a very integral part of the subject group. Hmm, and I haven’t been feeling all that great of late either…. Continue reading