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Dave Smith: Who is That?

Dave Smith: Who is That?

If you don't recognize the out-of-shape version of yourself in the mirror, it's time to make some changes to improve your health.

March 30, 2020

Personal Maintenance

Personal Maintenance

In the modern world there are many great reminders to help us make sure we do our maintenance chores right on time. I just wish the critical tools in my life had the same reminders.

February 7, 2017

Myths Die Hard

Myths Die Hard

One of the things that never fails to amaze me is how often some precious belief I have turns out to just be a myth. Well, myth is a tough word because some of the meanings of "myth" are important, like: A legend or story that explains or demonstrates a virtue or message.

February 8, 2013

The Dose Makes the Poison

The Dose Makes the Poison

When you're a young officer, moderation seems likely to leave you missing more than a few good times. I think back to the "choir practices" I participated in as a young Tucson cop only to awaken in the afternoon looking for the train that hit me.

August 22, 2012

My Inner Cro-Magnon

My Inner Cro-Magnon

What the heck happened to us? Cro-Magnons were big, athletic, and healthy until they died (mostly young), and had bigger brains than we do.

March 14, 2011

A Weighty Issue

A Weighty Issue

Crime fighters have a unique problem. Our meals are part of our socialization, our warrior bread-breaking ritual.

May 20, 2010

The Cuisine of the Road

The Cuisine of the Road

Somewhere in crime fighters' brains is a junction of sensation and risk that makes us truly appreciate a good repast.

September 17, 2009

The Marathon

The Marathon

An elderly woman passed us rather crisply and we were aghast to read the back of her shirt: "I'm 65 and a grandmother, but I'm ahead of YOU!"

May 1, 2009

The Things We Dread

The Things We Dread

Honestly, we have a lot of things in life that are like physicals: We don't enjoy them but we need to do them. For the crime fighter the list includes things like depositions, evaluations, and death notifications.

August 1, 2008

Perfidy Thy Name Is Fitness

I love being in shape. Running an eight-minute mile, benching 300, riding a mountain bike on rugged trails, playing a rousing game of three-on-three, are all things I would love to be doing. But I can’t do any of them today.

May 1, 2006

Resolutions for Cops

Ah, the first month of the new year. It’s a month of parties, football, snow or snowbirds (depending on where you live), and just generally good feelings. Then the winter wears on. Football ends for nearly everybody’s team; ice appears on the roadways at the worst time (who hasn’t had the thrill of that tactical 360-degree spin en route to a call); and all those resolutions you made suddenly become ancient history.

January 1, 2006