• 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…

  • SPD Officer DOJ lawsuit

    Once again, as the proverbial broken record, or frustrated town crier, clarification must be made after a recent Seattle Times editorial failed to put the SPD officer DOJ lawsuit, brought for legitimate officer safety concerns, into an honest context. The Seattle Times editorial attempts to reduce the “complaining” officers to pathetic whiners simply resisting “reforms.” Well, what if there were no need for reforms? What if the people making the contentions of systemic and widespread police abuse were lying? What Read more…