Monthly Archives: October 2013

Why Are You Using “That” Detector?

Got thinking (now that’s a rarity) about all the metal detecting videos and photos I see online, and in almost every instance I found myself concentrating on the detector they were using, rather than what it was they found.  Continue reading

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Alan Holcombe, let me be the first…

Tomorrow, Alan Holcombe, Corporate Manager at White’s Electronics, turns 69, and I want to be the first to wish him a Happy Birthday!  Alan has been a close friend of mine now for 30 years, and while many of you may not be aware of it, a great friend to you all as well.  I was going to try and list all the many things this man has done for the pastime over the years, but it would be impossible and would take way too much time. Continue reading

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Just a Pinch of Howland…

Not a lot to offer up this time around…difficult couple of days.  Do want to say that book prizes from last week’s drawing will hopefully be mailed out tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay.

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The FMDAC Fall Convention…

Today is the first day of the 2013 FMDAC Fall Convention, and this year it’s being hosted by the   Smoky Mountain Artifacts Researh & Treasure Society in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The event runs through Sunday, and of major  importance is an effort to bring together the major manufacturers & the various groups representing the pastime (see my earlier post here). Continue reading

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Bob Sickler, Detectorist, Writer & Artist…

You’ve heard me mention Bob Sickler here quite a few times. He is one helluva detectorist, one helluva writer and one helluva artist.  His book  “The Detectorist” is without a doubt one of the best ever written about the pastime, and if you don’t have it, get it now before it’s hard to find.  Those that have it won’t part with theirs. Continue reading

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Everyone Was a Winner!!

Last night the winners were drawn in the Ken MacIntyre benefit, and I want to thank everyone who participated and whether or not you won a prize, you were ALL winners!  The MacIntyre family is most grateful.  Thanks to Butch, Anita and Jeff at American Digger magazine for their hard work as well. Ultimately we raised $7,200, enough to pay for Ken’s chemo treatments through January. Thank you all so much. You are the best! Continue reading

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Wally Takes a Holiday, or Does He?

Found it interesting that Wally took a break today as though it was some high holy day.  It was you see “International Archaeology Day”…whatever that means.  Just what do archaeologists do on this day to celebrate?   Dig up a few bodies?  Pull out a few drawers of finds and gloat, or do they just pour a glass of milk? I haven’t a clue. Continue reading

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The Bubba, Wally & Harry Saga Continues…

While I try to avoid stepping in dog doo, the bartender at the Malamute Saloon seems to revel in it.  Yep, apparently Wally took exception to John Howland’s recent AT Pro comments, and John thought it might be good to explain things to him in a more elementary, more infantile fashion. Continue reading

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The Drawing is Monday Night!

Your last chance! The names of the winners in the Ken MacIntyre effort will be drawn Monday night on the American Digger  magazine’s Relic Roundup show, starting at 9pm EST.  You still have time to enter and be a winner.  For a list of all  the prizes and how to get entered into the drawing click HERE  Thanks to all who have donated to this cause and good luck on Monday night. Continue reading

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A Little Money on the Side…

Now that I am retired I am constantly thinking of ways to bring in a few extra dollars.  Living on Social Security just barely works, and when something extra comes in it’s like Christmas. I’ve thought about writing magazine articles again but the pay is not exactly over whelming, and while I am working on an update to one  of my books, I have no firm commitment that it will be needed or published. Continue reading

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