Author Archives: donofalltrades

Policing, the deterioration is real…

I’ve started and deleted several iterations of this post because I don’t know what I want to say. I haven’t been following the news, so I don’t have enough facts to make an informed statement on my thoughts about the … Continue reading

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Damned if you don’t…

In a city that consistently ranks as one of the most violent in the country, if not the world, this is what today’s online paper looks like: The top story on the front page of the most read website in … Continue reading

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Apathetic is pathetic…

Apathy… It doesn’t seem so long ago that death was something shocking and emotional. What happened to us? Several months ago I responded to a house for a baby in distress, but by the time I had arrived, there was … Continue reading

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City blocks…

A few weeks ago, I was flagged down by a pretty little girl in the Gravois Park Neighborhood of South St. Louis. It was maybe 8:30 in the morning and she was wearing a back pack as she stood on … Continue reading

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United we fall…

Unless you’re living under a rock, and if you’re reading this I assume that’s not the case, you’re familiar with the United Airlines PR disaster from yesterday. Long story short, United did what many airlines brazenly do, overbooked a flight, … Continue reading

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Dear Trent & Tyson (Daddy is a Hero),

Originally posted on The Pleasant Farm:
? Dear Trent & Tyson (Daddy is a Hero), Whoa.? To say the last two days have been a whirlwind would be a ginormous understatement.? I don’t know how much you can understand at…

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Post ferguson lessons still not learned…

I was cleaning out my drafts folder a little bit when I came across this post. I was asked by CNN to write a post for them a couple of years ago, I think during the Fersuson rioting, and either … Continue reading

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Probably not even kraft singles…and shame.

Imagine a thirteen year old girl standing in a crowded lunch line at her middle school; she’s holding a tray of hot food in her hands. She is not an unpopular kid, but isn’t what passes for “popular” in the … Continue reading

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The little picture…

It’s often a good thing for people to be able to see or understand the “big picture,” when it comes to certain things. There’s a saying for when a person is so focused on the minutia of something, that they … Continue reading

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A police academy graduation speech…

Well, the thirty week journey for recruit class 2016-02 is over. They woke up this morning as police officers, and I couldn’t be more proud of them. St. Louis is twenty-six really good people stronger on the police force today … Continue reading

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