Ten days since my last post and I am feeling guilty. During this time John Winter managed to piss off the wannabe archaeologist in Warsaw, Andy Baines found a mini stash and Aurelia is back once again detecting. Here in Texas, it’s still hot and I am at a standstill. Haven’t been detecting, bored to death reading the forums, websites, blogs (mine included), and listening to the “tune in we’re giving something away” podcasts.
I’ve been trying hard to regain that feeling I had about detecting and digging that next signal, but I’m having difficulty, and I’m not sure what the answer is. Just maybe this pastime has passed me by. It’s certainly the case with what appears to be the norm today. Just crazy times and it really hit home when I read a totally unrelated article that said, and I am paraphrasing here.
“Things changed when the History Channel went from showing documentaries about the Second World War to ‘Pawn Stars’ and ‘Swamp People’. When the Discovery Channel went from showing ‘Lost Treasures of the Yangtze Valley’ to ‘Naked and Afraid’. When the Learning Channel moved from something you could learn from to ‘My 600 Pound Life’ and CBS went from airing ‘Harvest of Shame’ to airing ‘Big Brother’.”
I mean think about that….?
The times and the tastes of today have changed dramatically, and yes I know that the only constant is change, but I don’t have to like it. Sometimes in my little world things move much too fast and a few even fall off the charts. Just glad I grew up when I did.
Anyway, hang in there with me. Just like in the past my momentary disillusionment with all things foreign will go away, and I’ll be back to sharing brainfarts and baffling you with bullshit. In the meantime I’ll be digging into some St. Louis ribs hot off the grill and watching the “Real Housewives of New Jersey”.