Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Inane Wisdom?

The image to the left is a bit of “wisdom” making its way around social media. As with many such posts, it is intended to be a pithy way of making a point. In my mind, a similar-sounding word might … Continue reading

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Acacia and Me

When reading the prompt for today’s writing exercise, my first thought was, “hardheaded.” Then I realized the prompt was to describe myself as a tree, and trees do not have heads. However, the hardheaded tag continued to resonate in my … Continue reading

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Lee, Fact or Fiction

Hello! If you’ve been following me, you know I am trying to complete a writing challenge and post a piece on a random topic daily. As luck would have it, I was also part of the first effort, of which … Continue reading

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Of Dreams and Reality

As a teenager, I lived in two worlds. One was what you might call reality, and the other was created for me by the likes of Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clark. Both worlds gave me dreams, even … Continue reading

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Of Strength and Weakness

When someone suggests, “Write about something that makes you feel strong,” what would come to your mind. In my mind, the questions began. Physically strong? Mentally strong? Emotionally strong? Please give me a little help here. What do you mean … Continue reading

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Assuming I Care

Today’s writing prompt is, “What do people incorrectly assume about you?” The title of this piece clearly states my first reaction to the question. And, while the title is a bit tongue in cheek, there is some truth in it. … Continue reading

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Something Learned?

The challenge posed today touched my are-you-kidding-me-nerve. One reason is that I have done many things in three-quarters of a century. I have also decided that many things were just not worth the effort and moved on. Then, of course, … Continue reading

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Of Comfort Zones and Old Friends

Today I have been challenged to write about the last time I left my comfort zone. When I say challenged I must admit I would not have expressed my first thought in polite company. With a background such as mine, … Continue reading

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Sacrificially Speaking

A Knock on the Door was my response to the murder of thirteen members of our military in Afghanistan, August 26, 2021. I tried to share how hard it can be for those on both sides of the door when … Continue reading

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Of Red Lights, Sirens, and Old Friends*

I was asked to interview some old-timers recently for a history book of sorts on police cars. At first, I wasn’t certain how I would handle it. Then I found one of my old squad cars was owned by a … Continue reading

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