A major apology…

Just a quick apology to all you who have been wondering what happened to content. Freya has been teething badly and is now sick with a bug, so, and those of you with kids will no doubt have stories of your own, sleep has gone out the window for me since I am on night shift for her, and daytime daddy daycare has taken a toll as well. That’s what happens when your kid gets sick. So I have been taking lots of notes over podcasts I would like to do in the hopefully near future and I hope to get you that content out before everyone gives up on me. Thank for your patience, y’all, and stay safe out there. God bless.

Longhaul’s 2017 Subscriber Race

Longhaul’s 2017 Subscriber Race

Let the race begin!

This is a race between YouTube subscribers and Patreon patrons. Who can establish the best foothold first?

Don’t get me wrong, the real reason I am doing this is for both a custom channel address for the YouTube account (requires 100 subscribers) and to pay the bills I’m accumulating by doing these podcasts while also aiming to start building Freya’s college fund. I admit it, I am just greedy that way.

Now you might wonder why podcasting could cost so much to begin with, that that’s a legitimate question. Consider the following based on my previous experiences as well as what I just went through in Cortez, Colorado:

1) Everyone needs to be able to hear what I am saying. That, I have found, takes more than an iPhone headset’s microphone or even a gaming headset mike. It takes professional quality to come out sounding decent. So, I have already spent on a good pair of headphones, a microphone, and a mike stand and fully intend to get a mixer at some point and more mikes to do full-out “radio dramas” with a small group of Denver Star Citizen fanatics.

2) A good Internet connection is not cheap and is worth every penny. DSL typically has a bad reputation and for a reason that is not as well known. It takes good phone line to get good DSL. Even at Colorado’s main fiber hub, Boulder, DSL is just plain bad because the telephone lines in the area are that bad. Cortez is even worse. I use Comcast, but I also know the NorthWest, a relatively recent purchase of Comcast, has bad cable lines as well. You get the picture. I can only broadcast if the Net is up and that costs money.

3) Software/Hardware: I have discovered the free software on my Mac has huge limitations. While it is free and Macs tend to be a lot better at A/V than Windows computers, the free stuff is limited in flexibility. We’ve been given Adove Creative Cloud Suite to work with, but that takes both time to learn and one thing I need more of, memory.

So please do not think I am being greedy. I want to give you guys a good show and my daughter a good education and those are my only motivations.

Let the games begin.

Howdy and Welcome from Longhaul Preacher

Howdy and Welcome from Longhaul Preacher

Welcome to the new website for Longhaul Preacher. For those who are not familiar with who I am, here’s the current introduction video on YouTube:

So what is LonghaulPreacher.space? Here you will find not only the videos, but, where needed, summaries of those videos and some things I just haven’t had time to turn into a video. I have been greatly looking forward to doing this for the Family Fun and Star Citizen communities and it is my pleasure to give it to you.

However…

Back in 2015, nearing the age of 46 and having no kids of my own, an old friend asked me and my wife to adopt baby Freya, her granddaughter, to keep her out of the system of anonymous adoptions and in touch with her birth family. But back in 2007 was the last time I had a full-time job. If you have kids in college, you know what that means: It is time to start saving up for college and I have no job to save up with.

So Freya and I would greatly appreciate it if y’all would consider a $1 per month┬ácontribution through Patreon both to keep these vlogs and blogs going and to start building up her college fund.

In the meantime, while you consider this, I will just say thanks for enjoying what I’m creating, God bless, and have safe family fun out there.