Iced In & Brain Dead!


Well I’ve just mindlessly Netflixed through three days of freezing rain, sleet and a helluva lot of ice. Winter it seems is trying to compete with the endless hot summers here in Texas and doing it with an exclamation mark. On the plus side I haven’t lost power and that’s a big ____ deal. Today? The temps “should” start rising, the ice melting and my mood improving. At least I’m hoping for that. I hate this crap! Continue reading

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How Deep is Deep Enough?

The weather here in north Texas has been great of late and I actually got out detecting couple days ago. It felt good aside from the getting down and up thing but nothing new there. Continue reading

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Q & A w/Rob Rizzo, the History Digger


If the name Rob Rizzo doesn’t ring a bell perhaps The History Digger will. It’s Rob’s YouTube Page and it’s a good one.  Hope you enjoy his story and thanks Rob for taking the time to share it here… Continue reading

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Detectorists Christmas Special 2022

Thanks to Bob Rizzo for sharing this link…

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Remember You Heard It Here First!

Yup, it’s that time of the year again (you lose). Here are my predictions for the forthcoming year. Hope you will remember you heard them here first. Happy Hunting!! Continue reading

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Starting Over…


2022 has not been kind to yours truly and I’m anxious for it to be over. I do however want to wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…

December is when I usually look back at the happenings during the year here on Stout Standards, sharing links to the more popular  posts and generally sizing up the good with the bad. I’ve decided to not do that this time around. 2022 has been a difficult year and I’m just anxious for it to be over. Continue reading

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When the Word Bullshit is Necessary!

I want to revisit a topic that I discussed a few years ago and the reason is because it’s one that still annoys the living hell out of me. It’s the constant whining of two irritating,  joined at the hip, wannabe archaeologists  – Paul Barford (often referred to as Warsaw Wally) and Nigel Swift (usually referred to as Heritage Harry). My take on this is probably not going to sit well with a few of you but here goes… Continue reading

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Things We Waste Our Time (and Money) On –

I have no doubt that I’m known as that cranky old dude who constantly talks about the good ole days and who repeats himself over and over. Well you know what? I accept that label and will wear it proudly. I mean if I don’t speak my mind NOW and repeat it often you will never wise up? Continue reading

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Give Thanks…

Without a doubt Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It typically means good friends, good food, good wine and unlike Christmas no one needs to go in debt to make it work. Continue reading

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