Category Archives: The not meant to be funny stuff

A chat with some protesters…

Hi protesters, it’s me, Don. Do you remember me? No? I’m a police officer. We’ve met before. Excuse me? Did you say Ferguson? No no no, not there. I’ve only been there a couple of times, but never in riot … Continue reading

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We could use to hear more about everyday heroes, even tragic ones…

I’m sort of loathe to hit publish on this. I’ve been feeling sort of blah this week, and I don’t really know why. I’m not down or anything, just indifferent I guess, especially towards blogging. Maybe it’s all the snow … Continue reading

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Grease

The tension in the air was palpable. It always is, but it’s worse when the weather is so unbearably hot and the air is thick with humidity. Twelve police officers circled around a slick suited detective in a vacant parking … Continue reading

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Guest post…a random time i met an interesting woman.

Some of my more popular posts are the  simple ones where I just talk about an encounter that, for whatever reason, I hadn’t thought about in a while. I shared one with my friend Kristi over on her blog Finding … Continue reading

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I love my today yous the best…

A couple of nights ago, the two year old, G$, was a pistol. He’s always a pistol, but that night he was more so than even he normally is. He’s generally pretty good about getting to sleep nowadays, but for … Continue reading

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Thank you, hose draggers of st. louis…

Here’s a pretty cool thing. So most of you people reading this blog know that one of the trades in the Donofalltrades arsenal is that of police officer. Here I am below playing all nice with a little white boy … Continue reading

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Charl(ie)…

Summers in St. Louis can be oppressively hot. Even under the best of conditions, such as while wearing a loose t-shirt, shorts and flip flops, the humidity still clings to you like a thick fog you can’t see, but it’s … Continue reading

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When I was little i thought…

When I was little, I thought that being a cop would be the coolest fallback job in the world, if for some reason I wasn’t able to play short stop for the St. Louis Cardinals. My dad was a cop … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt, Fandom: St. Louis Cardinals

Daily Prompt: Fandom by michelle w. on July 11, 2013 Are you a sports fan? Tell us about fandom. If you’re not, tell us why not. ————————————————————————————– I am a fan of sports. True fandom doesn’t come from buying a jersey … Continue reading

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Hanging out at black box warning today…

So Le Clown, who needs no introduction to my blogger friends, invited me to share some thoughts over on Black Box Warning. It’s a long post, but I think my writing is easy to get through and I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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