• Good Police Work Doesn’t Matter Anymore

    Today it doesn’t matter if cops do the job right. When I was a rookie cop, I remember police academy instructors telling me, with regard to potential discipline, prosecution or loss of job, “You’ll never have anything to worry about as long as you do your job honestly and properly.” Well, most people today wouldn’t know good police work if it walked up and hit them over the head (What, bad example?).

    Over the many years, optimistic cops teaching on-going training Read more…

  • SPD Stories Lack of Context

    The Seattle Times reports on Seattle Police Department (SPD) stories regarding the Department of Justice (DOJ) consent decree with a lack of context.
    “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get it’s boots on?” I hate to begin any blog with a quote, but this quote, attributed to Mark Twain, has too much truth in it to ignore. One reason for this is the assistance a lie gets as well as the interference the truth Read more…

  • Rejection letters and other wallpaper

    Rejection is an odd adversary in the literary world. Odd because, at times, it can be more friend than foe. A writer can use the motivation that comes from being rejected—that which does not kill us, makes us stronger. Although, I can’t remember who said it, but it’s also been said that not everyone makes it out of that first category. For a writer, the metaphor would apply to surrendering to the death of one’s literary aspirations.

    Having published three books, Read more…