The horse is dead

December 2, 2008

I think you guys are right about my latest rant it was awfuly small minded I thought that I was being sorta hypocritcal as I was writing that stuff on a computer sometimes I just like to throw some ideas out their and see what others think. These machines are not going away and they […]

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Techno peasant and the dead horse

November 29, 2008

Every now and then I like to drag out the proverbial dead horse and beat the crap out of it, and tonight is the night. My wife calls me a techno peasant, my friends call me a luddite, and me, I just think I am “keepin’ it real. ” I am sure that there are […]

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$5,000 an ounce gold

November 26, 2008

I was listening to the news the other day and this economist said and I quote ”Gold will match parity with the Dow.” Holy crap that will be bad. That will bring a whole new meaning to bad.  They said that the Dow could drop to 5,000 and gold would rise to 5,000. At first I […]

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The most relaxing christmas ever

November 23, 2008

I am sure that I am not the only one that is being affected by the economic descent into the stink hole.  For some reason people think that paying their mortgage and feeding their children is more important than squandering conspicuios amounts of cash and credit on shiny stuff.  I mean dang, do they think […]

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Mall Rat

November 20, 2008

Every goldsmith goes through a right of passage, you start as an apprentice working in a shop for a lunatic then you think you know everything after you have been their a while. In my case I thought I was a master jeweler after a few months. I was too naive to know how bad […]

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Success isn’t always pretty

November 17, 2008

 My wife and I had just had a child and we had butt loads of debt, like $56,000 dollars worth, so working for myself right after 9/11 was not working out. I had been doing tradework for a real nice store  but was sorta hesitant to ask for a job because I had heard the guy was […]

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Freedom from the cubical farm

November 14, 2008

 Twenty years ago I was a cog in a great big blue wheel, not a critacal cog just another person with a badge and a cubical.  I would go to work everyday and sit in this huge office with hundreds of other people and I would wonder how in the hell I got here. Actually […]

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Save Money, refine gold

November 12, 2008

The boss was always worried that the gold refiners were screwing him on his returns, so what is the best course of action for a paranoid lune to take, yep get a gold refining system and give the how to video to the apprentice and tell him to be ready to refine gold in the […]

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It doesn’t smell like Chicken

November 10, 2008

Being that I am a restless  employee I have had the opportunity to work for all kinds of stores, not that I stole anything or did anything dishonest, I just always thought that the owner was an idiot and i couldn’t wait to quit that job. The first job I got was with a custom jeweler […]

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intro

November 8, 2008

I suppose I will just start this out like everyone else, and tell anyone who cares to read this a bit about me. Since this is on jewelry web page I guess it should be about my jewelry and my thoughts on the trade. I have been a working goldsmith for 18 years, most of […]

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