A Shirtless Man and His Dog

We had a rough week. While my kids suffered through a nasty stomach bug, I suffered through the final days of Comm 101. The good news is, I survived the class–the same class I’d been putting off since I started working towards… Continue Reading


Even before I started metal detecting, I’d always had a weakness for old homes–the crumbling stone facades, the weathered brick, and paint-peeled clapboards. These properties–with their overgrown vegetation, collapsing outbuildings, and crooked shutters–possess some sort of decrepit beauty that I’ve… Continue Reading

A Little Lead Man

A few days after I graduated first grade, my parents uprooted our entire family and moved us out West. I traded clam chowdAH for barbecue, rolling waves for endless plains, and soda for pop. The cultural whiplash took awhile to recover from, but… Continue Reading

Metal Detecting Basics

This is not my typical post. This is a compilation of tips and tricks I’ve learned about metal detecting… with a lot of help from my readers and my detecting family along the way. My goal in writing this post… Continue Reading

Breaking Ground at the Wright House

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about how I obtained permission for a house that was instrumental in leading over a thousand slaves to their freedom–The Wright House. This weekend, I had the opportunity to stand beside that very… Continue Reading

My Motives for Metal Detecting

Despite what you would gather from reading my blog posts, I have only been metal detecting for a short while. Before that, you could find me scrounging around in old bottle dumps and hunting yard-sales for cheap treasures that struck… Continue Reading

Common Sense in Finding Cents

Since starting in this wonderful hobby, I have become familiar with terms like pocket spill and coin shooting. The terms puzzled me at first, but eventually I caught on. Now, before you read on, I will warn you that I am writing this… Continue Reading