Category Archives: Manners

Traditionally Speaking

Okay, the title is a bit of a play on words. This is not about how you, me, or anyone else speaks. Instead, it is a bit of musing over the impact the coronavirus crisis may have on time-honored traditions, … Continue reading

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Of Hearsay and Public Figures

This meme popped up in social media recently. As one can easily imagine, the creator was likely poking fun at Democrats and many media outlets. Admittedly, the “Cheryl’s She Shed” meme is a one-sided attempt to satirize a serious issue. … Continue reading

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When Wisdom Isn’t

Don’t you love these little bits of wisdom that Anonymous1 and others publish to help us find our way? Of course, one cannot forget the friends and associates who help spread these so-called truths in one way or another. Take … Continue reading

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Of Idiots and Ignorance

First, if you find the title of this piece offensive, consider the following.  Merriam-Webster states the word idiot is outdated and offensive.  It also lists 80 synonyms, most of which are apparently not considered outdated and offensive. At least, none … Continue reading

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Thank You for Your Service?

Here we are, the week after Thanksgiving. We have recovered from turkey, stuffing, overeating, football games, family, and steering clear of politics around the dinner table or during half-time. Christmas is just over the horizon, and Veterans Day 2018 is … Continue reading

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So Far As It Depends On You – Part 2

Part 1 of this piece concluded with the statement that the friend in question was no longer trustworthy. The piece further opined maintaining a relationship with someone who is untrustworthy is risky at best, foolish or dangerous at worst. And, … Continue reading

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Words Matter!

Many people in OneOldCop’s generation grew up hearing,“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” This, or some variation of it, was a standard response from parents and others when a child came home crying … Continue reading

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Jokers and Clowns Abound

The bulk of this piece was originally published as “Stuck in the Middle” in 2012. It is being posted again in honor of several prominent, and long serving, politicians who would be vying for joker and clown of the year … Continue reading

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What Would You Do?

Has anyone ever asked you the question used as the title of this piece? If so, did you feel they were looking for validation, or were testing you in some fashion? Sometimes OneOldCop wants to ask the person, “How many folks have … Continue reading

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To Bucket or Not to Bucket?

During the last week of August this writer posted the following on online: Let’s see. We were supposed to do Random Acts of Kindness. Then, we were supposed to Pay It Forward. Then, we were supposed to Pass It On. … Continue reading

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