Lucky to be Alive…

It’s been exactly six months to the day that we lost our home to a bastard of a tornado, but all things considered we are okay and moving on. We have a house to live in, food in the fridge and we have our health, tentative and creaky as it is. Continue reading

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Weekend Sundries…

Just a few tidbits for the Father’s Day weekend…..

A LITTLE TONGUE IN CHEEK

First, if you haven’t visited the Daily Detectorist site yet be sure you do. Lots of both subtle and in your face humor, and do keep that in mind as you read…

THE DAILY DETECTORIST

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So Are You Having Fun?

I’m sure that by now you know how much I love France and the French people. Their life is centers on family, good food and wine. Talking about work and money is secondary to joie de vivre….living the good life!  The other day I came across the following article and it just reinforced my love for the French and my yearning for a life in the South of France….

IF IT’S AFTER SIX FORGET ABOUT IT….

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Bubba Talks Dinosaurs…

FROM JOHN HOWLAND VIA THE MALAMUTE SALOON….

Dinosaurs Facing Extinction? You Betcha!

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One archaeological blogger who’s vehemently opposed to an eminently sensible piece of planned UK legislation, is predictably apoplectic judging from his panic-stricken banner headline plastered across his dire and ‘silly’ blog:-

“Sign this Petition to Stop Destruction Of British Archaeology” he yelps. Continue reading

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Turning 75 (as in three quarters of a century)…

Those of you who visit my blog regularly know that my updates have slowed down.  The simple explanation is that I’ve slowed down.  I’d like to blame it on aging, but there a helluva lot of tekkies out there older than me and they are still putting in the hours, and bringing home the bacon. Me? I just hurt…some of it hereditary, some of it self-inflicted.  Continue reading

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And This On Memorial Day Weekend…

Chicago Ron first made me aware of the above, and my first reaction was “here we go again”, but after seeing it shared on numerous newscasts and newspapers over the weekend I became angry. Angry because a few uncaring and callous souls have caused the rest of us irreparable harm. As one of Ron’s FB friends said “after all, how many US or CSA buckles does one person really need?”…… Continue reading

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Take Time to Remember…

flG44This weekend we will be honoring and remembering all the brave men and women who gave their lives so we could live free in the greatest country in the world. Thanks to them you will be enjoying that cookout, family get-together, parade, fireworks, whatever.   Continue reading

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A “Dear Dick”…

Someone named “Relic Hunter” emailed to tell me I was “clueless”, “obsolete” and should “hang it up”.  At first I thought it was my wife, but then realized that she wouldn’t bother to take the time to write. Continue reading

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Just Bumbling Around…

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Not sure if it’s PTS (post tornado syndrome) or ATP (aging tekkie process), but I am having a hard time trying to talk detecting here. Continue reading

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Do You Think He Hates Us?

A while back I decided not to mention a certain individual nor share a link to his blog, but his latest update just blew me away. Talk about slanted, biased hatred for our pastime! Take a gander at this and tell me what you think.

Legal Artefact Hunting Does not Prevent Illegal Artefact Hunting

Kind of like saying, dieting does not deter obesity, or trade school graduates do not deter do it yourself enthusiasts.  Or how about “archaeologists with degrees” do not deter amateur archaeologists.  Such an asinine comparison.  Then again he is not called the “Polish Prick” for nothing. Continue reading

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