Valentine’s Day Giveaway Follow-up

On March 23rd, I asked for your thoughts on continuing the annual Valentine’s Day giveaway.  This came about because I completely forgot about the giveaway until several of you reminded me about it after Valentine’s Day had come and gone.

In my podcast and on this site, I asked for your thoughts about keeping the giveaway going.  After several weeks of gathering your electronic ballots, I can report that the consensus was the Valentine’s Day giveaway wasn’t that big a deal.

I was surprised by this, and I’m not sure I fully understand the reasons behind the number of votes calling for the giveaway’s cancellation.  Whatever the reason(s) was, I’m planning to honor the suggestions I received.  Unless there is a groundswell to keep it, the annual Valentine’s Day giveaway will not continue.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me on this or something else, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Hasty Blog Post

Several sharp-eyed followers noticed that i accidentally posted a blog before its time.  Yes, it’s true, I made a mistake and hit the wrong button.

Even though I corrected my error very quickly, several of you sent me notes letting me know that you had seen the post and asking where it went.  I was scheduling it for a future date when I inadvertently posted it.  Oops!

If you’d like to send me a comment on this or anything else, please contact me

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Random Thoughts on Podcasts

Several of you suggested that I have the same Random Thoughts section in my podcasts that I have on this site.  In my podcasts, I’ve asked what you thought about my deviating a bit from the usual topics and you’ve told me that you were fine with my talking about anything that caught my eye or grabbed my attention.

With that in mind, this is the official announcement that I’m adding a Random Thoughts portion to my podcast.  Unlike this site, it won’t have a separate section or a fancy musical introduction.  When I start talking about things that aren’t found on this site, you’ll know I’m in my random thoughts mode.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me on this topic or any other, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Podcast Microphones

I shared with you that I used a different microphone to record a few of my recent podcasts.  I don’t know what the attraction is, but some of you took the time to try to guess the microphones I used.  I had a few get the first one I used right on the button.  The others that I’ve tried remain un-guessed (if such a word exists).

Some of your thoughts have been very well done, but you didn’t come up with the right microphone.  And, no, I’m not going to say you missed it if the mic is the Ultra version and you guessed the Premium version.  If you get the make and are kind of close on the model, that’ll be good enough for a well done from me.

If you’d like to try your hand at coming up with the brands of mics I’ve used, listen to the podcasts and go for it.  There are no prizes, but many of you find it interesting far more than I expected.

I thought a few of you, such as Rick, find it an interesting challenge.  More of you are trying to guess the type of equipment that I’m using on my podcasts.  I hope that’s a commentary on your inquisitive nature rather than a reflection of the fact you find guessing behind the scenes recording equipment more interesting than listening to the topics of my podcasts.

If’ you’d like to share your thoughts with me on this, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Political Comments Part II

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I had made some remarks in one of my podcasts that touched on politics.  The old axiom is that you never talk about politics or religion.  I don’t want this website to turn into a political one and I have no intention of heading off in that direction.

After my post on this topic, several of you listened to the podcast in which i made my comments.  The feedback that I’ve gotten from you was that you were very supportive of me and agreed with most of my remarks.  Thank you!  It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who doesn’t enjoy the quadrennial silly season that we have to endure in the process of choosing our next president.

I particularly want to applaud you for keeping specific political parties out of the discussion.  Most of your comments were thoughtful and well-reasoned.  There were a few people, on each side of the political aisle, who sent in their respective talking points, but I discounted them as nothing more than political posturing.

If you’d like to share your comments with me on this topic, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!