Monthly Archives: March 2020

Going Zonkers…

Well here I sit, trying to figure out what to do that might be useful, entertaining or fulfilling and that won’t result in my getting the coronavirus.

Initially I was one of those adventurous shoppers scouting the neighborhood markets for toilet paper but I gave that up when I remembered I had a few archaeological periodicals in the garage. Continue reading


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Be Smart, Be Careful…

Where we’re at – March 18, 2020

Well what a difference a few days make. Things have gotten crazy and we’re all now preoccupied with stockpiling toilet paper for a rainy day. As a result I sit here on my ass with a large glass of Cabernet and wonder how I’m ever going to make it through the week with only 20 rolls?  Continue reading


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Guess What Day It is…

 Well it’s Thursday and you know what that means…here’s a throwback (“Unadorned Fundamentals”) from three years ago…

Want to be a successful detectorist without a lot of fanfare? Well here’s my take and guess what?  You can do it alone. No need for a posse, fan base or groupies and in fact with all the new participants it just might be the way to go…. Continue reading


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No Such Thing…


I started detecting back in the 70’s and one constant that’s still around today is the debate over which detector is the best. Back then it didn’t matter what machine your buddy was using or what he was finding yours was better. Or at least YOU thought so. The head to head, mine is deeper comparisons usually resulted in exchanges like “Well you can’t compare a TR to a BFO” or “Maybe here but I’d kick your ass in my backyard” or“not fair, you have a more expensive machine” et al…. Continue reading


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Grilling & Busting Chops…

I’ve been real lazy of late and I apologize. Just taking care of the aging body and making the doctors wealthier. It’s probably wise as well to keep my mouth shut lest I put my foot in it….

On the other hand I have a few brainfarts… Continue reading


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