Wish I had something exciting to share with you all, but just do not. We had had some rain over the weekend, and enough that it might make a few old spots “new” again. All I need to do is get excited about it. No need to go into how much I miss the Northeast. Have said it way too many times here, and I am beginning to think it’s an excuse for my not getting off my ass and getting outside.
Next month it Will be a year since I lost my job at Border’s, and I miss it a great deal. While I only worked part time at the end, I was dealing with books, writer’s, publishers, and I was communicating with the public. Something I have not done since. Being retired is nice, but when you get up each day and have nothing to do or have nothing to motivate you, it gets old real fast. Add in taking a zillion pills for ailments you never had before, and it’s damn depressing.
So why am I sharing all this? Because I need to get excited about something, and if you all would send me twenty bucks (cash, no checks), it would be a start. My address is……
HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY?
After many years in this field I have come to the conclusion that the only way we can fight city hall is with a strong national organization. Yes, we have a few now, but we need ONE to do the talking and ONE to do the fighting. I have also come to the conlcusion that for this group to ever be effective it has to be a full time job for them with “paid” employees.
We can continue on as we have in the past, and attempt to right the wrongs with emails, letters, phone calls, etc., but it seems to be a long, drawn out, and mostly ineffective process. Yes, we win one or two here and there, but we also lose far to many. Frankly we need to put our money where our mouth is, and by that I mean, how much are you willing to pay to have such an organization fighting for you?
I say this with no agenda. I don’t care which of the main groups out there take on this task. Just that it has to be full time, and it must be fully funded. So tell me, how much are you willing to pay, to have this group represent you? An NRA membership is $25 per year. Are you willing to shell out that much? I say “that much” because I suspect a lot of you would bitch at that, but hey it’s a little over $2.00 per month…. Likewise the metal detector manufacturers would have to pony up too.
If you are reading this, and have an opinion or a suggestion, go to my blog and leave a comment. I believe it’s time for all of us to put up or shut up.
AMERICAN DIGGER ONLINE BROADCASTS
Suspect most of you are familiar with Butch Holcombe’s American Digger Magazine as well as his Monday night Relic Roundup broadcasts. If not, be sure to check it out. Lots of interesting topics, guest speakers, and you can also call in with questions. Tonight’s topic for instance is “Which is more important: having the latest greatest metal detector or just making the best with what you’ve got?”
I highly recommend Butch’s magazine, and his online show. Do yourself a favor and give it a look-see and listen-to. You won’t be sorry….