Category Archives: Police

Mach 2; Hair on Fire

For years, I wanted to be an Air Force pilot. My dad worked in the aircraft industry, and I was regularly around pilots, airplanes, and military bases. I could see myself climbing into the cockpit of a jet fighter and … Continue reading

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How are you brave?

Wow! Bloganuary 2023, day 2, and we’re supposed to write about how we’re brave. Does that mean fearless? Or are we talking about how colorful we are? After all, the second definition for the term brave at Merriam-Webster.com is colorful. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Saga: Cops, Kids, and Bicycles?

I ended The Unforgotten Gift by referring to my eventual involvement in law enforcement. Between the bicycle Christmas and my first Christmas as a cop, a lot happened. Yep, nothing was boring about being a part of the Jackson family. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Saga: The Unforgotten Gift

For some reason, this Christmas season has my attention more than most. From sharing 1400 Hours after Thanksgiving to preparing to share “The Saga of Rosy and June” next week, I seem to be called to write about the holiday … Continue reading

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A Christmas Saga: Finding the Value

As I wrote some time ago in Ghosts of Christmas Past, police officers and other first responders know holidays, even Christmas, can be anything but blissful at times. That is why I am writing this little saga this week and … Continue reading

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Christmas: 1400 Hours

Okay! The holiday season has kicked off in the good old U. S. of A. Thanksgiving Day is in the rearview mirror, and Christmas is on the horizon. Not to be outdone, New Year’s Day will be firing up after … 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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