Remembering Old Haunts…

Now that I live in Texas and not able to get out detecting that much I find myself thinking about all the old haunts of years ago, most of them now extinct. I’ve probably mentioned them here before but since I’ve been labeled over the hill I’m allowed to be amnesic…. Continue reading

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The Heat is On…

The “hot” has returned to Texas and while it’s not keeping me from detecting (my well beaten body does that) it has me in a funk. Too humid to venture out of the house and perusing cyberspace is the same ole. Same tekkies finding the good stuff, same tekkies cranking out videos like there’s no tomorrow and same topics, same answers on the forums.

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Q & A with Stef Tanguay


I’ve never met Stef Tanguay but she somehow feels like an old friend. Her name and her finds are all over social media. Likewise Stef Digs, her YouTube channel boasts 2.82K subscribers. Thank you Stef for the taking the time to share your story.!! Continue reading

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Turning 80…

Well today I reached the ripe ole age of 80, and as Mickey Mantle once said “if I had known I’d live this long I have taken better care of myself”. Continue reading

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A Toast…

While you’re enjoying the holiday weekend remember to lift a glass and honor all the brave men and women who gave their lives so we could live free in this, the greatest country in the world….  Continue reading

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Rainy Relapse…

Okay, we’ve had a week of rain and more rain and I’m busy building an Ark 600 from Ikea . Can afford the 800 model even though it comes with waterproof nails. Just don’t have the shekels. Anyway it’s Throwback Thursday. Here’s an old idea I had back in January of 2018 . Still think it has merit. Continue reading

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Just Being a Disagreeable Dick…

I was going to began with “Where to start….but honestly there’s nothing at all to say. Just been a “meh” few days here. Not feeling that good, weather’s not that great and most of what I see on social media is the same ole. Same tekkies, same finds, same YouTubers, same BS. I’m well aware however that the majority of you are into all of the above and I say good for you. You’re a better man than I Gunga Din… Continue reading

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Meandering…

Thought I would attempt to answer a comment/question from my last post – 

Ed B. said

“Dick….with all your many years of experience in the detecting hobby you must have a ton of stories to write about including individual hunts that you came up with something fabulous or the ones where you got skunked. You must have quite a few things you could write about concerning your time with Garrett and/or FMDAC. Either way your audience here would enjoy reading them. In the meantime, enjoy the wine”. Continue reading

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Old Enough to Know Better (Finally)…

Pretty sure I’ve written the following before. This time however I think I’ve finally figured it out. I understand the handwriting on the wall. Just took me a while and another futile attempt at making it work… Continue reading

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A Twofer…


Now don’t get excited or have a heart attack but if the rain holds off this afternoon I’m actually going to head out with the Simplex. Need to hear a beep or two and see how many downs and ups I can handle. Should be interesting.

In the meantime it’s Throwback Thursday and a twofer at that. The first “Old Names, Old Times” is from August 2015 and “Let Me Introduce Myself” is from April 2019.  Continue reading

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