Category Archives: The not meant to be funny stuff

Some final words…

A few people who couldn’t make Officer Alix’s funeral have asked if they could read my speech, and this seems to be the easiest way to share it. It was apparently way too long, I guess I see that now, … Continue reading

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Tragedy spares nobody…

When it comes to tragedy, there surely can be no better place to have your heart broken or spirit crushed than by being associated with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. I don’t know if egregious misfortune is endemic to … Continue reading

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The appreciation is appreciated…

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is apparently a thing. It’s January 9th, the same day as National Apricot Day and National Static Electricity Day. I kid you not. I had several people send me thoughtful messages on National Law Enforcement … Continue reading

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Indicting the police…all of them

‘It’s still a blast beating people’: St. Louis police indicted in assault of undercover officer posing as protester The headline above is from the Washington Post news site. That paper serves a community 900 miles away from St. Louis, MO, … 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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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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