Over the years I have had so many "if only" moments; most of them have been about debt and its related stresses. When I was developing officer safety programs at the academy, I was stunned to find the number one cause of divorce among law enforcement officers was not dispatchers, but financial stress.
May 4, 2011
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
We have to decide not to carry garbage around ourselves and not to accept it from others.
February 10, 2011
The funny thing is most Americans can't even name the time zone they live in much less understand why they are changing their clocks twice a year, and they have to ask the flight attendant what time it is wherever they've just landed.
December 28, 2010
My friend pointed to his weird five-toed footwear and said since wearing them his body had found new vigor and was pain-free.
November 5, 2010
The scary part is when we ourselves are confidently wrong we're completely oblivious to it.
October 31, 2010
Nothing focuses the mind during a search warrant like discovering a diamondback rattlesnake in a dresser drawer.
September 16, 2010
We put high sensation-seeking folks like you in a highly structured bureaucracy and are shocked when it stresses the heck out of you.
August 10, 2010
Crime fighters have a unique problem. Our meals are part of our socialization, our warrior bread-breaking ritual.
May 20, 2010
I focused on several likely hiding places: a container of Comet cleanser, filled with just cleanser; a PVC piece of pipe—only a bomb; a box of "SOS" pads....wait a minute!
March 11, 2010
Something wasn't right. The apparent drunk hadn't felt right, smelled right, or acted right.
January 5, 2010
I especially love the folks who are not only stupid but self-righteously stupid, which ought to have its own special term like "extremepidity."
December 10, 2009
I was driving into town to get ready for a late swing shift and found myself admiring the massive towering anvil-headed clouds bearing down.
November 30, 2009
To the experts, this naked fellow was shot excessively at close range even after he had raised his legs in surrender…that's right, his legs.
June 1, 2009
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