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STOP THE TANTRUMS

  The scene:  I’m in a store.  Nothing special; maybe Target.  Further down the aisle I see a 30-something woman with a young son of maybe eight.  The kid is OUT-OF-CONTROL:  yelling, screaming, and shaking fists at Mom apparently because Mom had the unmitigated...

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YOU ARE THE GIFT

  I know: right now, you probably don’t feel like much of a “gift” to anyone.  It’s likely that you are physically tired.  You feel mentally exhausted.   You’ve been working as much OT and off-duty as possible.  There are gifts to buy, bills to pay, a wife and...

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SURRENDERING TO THE PAPERWORK DRAGON

  PAPERWORK DECIDES   In recent days, I was on a ride along with a buddy who works in a small police department near my home.   We were on the road by 1900 and before clearing the parking lot, dispatch sent us to a residence where a disturbance had been reported....

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Are you DOING Christmas?

  Author’s Note:  The topic of “Doing Christmas” has been an important part of my writing career for the last few years.  There are threads which remain constant while new ones are woven into this fabric.   It is my hope that DOING CHRISTMAS might bring fresh...

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Why THE BROTHERHOOD Matters

  We are family. I got all my [brothers and] sisters with me . . . (Sister Sledge, 1979)   Every time I hear that song, I can’t help but think of The Birdcage with Robin Williams. Yeah, I know, but seeing Gene Hackman in drag, dancing to the song is worth...

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Thinking of Thanking

  Most of the time … Most of us are … Complaining about what is wrong in our life … Or, we are least thinking about it.   STOP THAT!   I will use a short war story make a point.     THE FLIP-CHART CAPER   I arrived at my weekly Monday...

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BROTHERHOOD: THE MIRACLE IN HOUSTON

  We were told several days prior to landfall that Houston could be looking at catastrophic flooding with upward of 50 inches of rain.   The command staff of the Houston Police Department began to prepare.   Officers were told we would begin 12-hour...

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AMERICA

I welcome you here but a few rules apply before you start crying to your Momma:

1. There is no political correctness here. If you are offended then leave.

2. Most of these articles and stories are for people that possess half a brain. And enjoy a good laugh – or a good cry.

3. Some of these stories deal with issues facing cops often in a humorous manner. Sometimes they are not funny. If you were dropped on your head as a kid and can’t figure this out, please look at the category tag on each article.