Category Archives: The not meant to be funny stuff

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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Father’s day, i’m their dad…

While I like to joke about them, I love my kids, of course. I’m their dad. I suck at showing it all the time. I don’t say I love you enough, I’m sure. I do try to say it everyday, … Continue reading

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Minor ranting on welfare and a goofy alderman.

I’m unmotivated to be funny today, sorry. One of my very first, and yet still current followers, Cookie the Canadian lady who has the same gestational period as an elephant, does a rant every Friday about something that makes her … Continue reading

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Death isn’t funny, so neither is this post…

*This post is categorized under The not meant to be funny stuff and is a 100% non-humorous post about some thoughts and memories of my time working as a police officer.  While I hope you’ll still read it and share … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Places – the beach, it’s always been the beach…

Daily Prompt: Places by michelle w. on March 2, 2013 Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely? This one’s a no-brainer for me. I’m a beach man for sure. Wife is a beach woman. You’ll have to take my word … Continue reading

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Pushcart jerry…a far from semi-famous or even very nice guy.

A couple of weeks ago, I told of the time I met Sean Astin of Goonies and, as it turns out, Lord of the Rings and Rudy fame. While he was a nice guy, the folks I have the pleasure … Continue reading

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Stan the man…one of the good guys.

In a city where baseball is king, and baseball tradition runs deep, there is no greater baseball legend than Stan Musial.  That’s saying a lot in a city where Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and so many other great players played … Continue reading

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Backwash, it’s what’s for breakfast?

In another life, I was a patrol officer in an urban area.  I did it for about six years and haven’t done it regularly since 2003 or four. Even though the story like the one below is very pedestrian to … Continue reading

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