Category Archives: Writing

Between Clutter and Beauty

A writing “prompt” in an online writing course challenged interested parties “to run outside and take a picture of the first thing they saw.” Then we were to run back inside and take a picture of the second thing we … 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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Once Upon a Time…the news

In spite of the title, this is not a fairy tale. Though, it might fall into the horror genre if it were a work of fiction. It begins with the tragic death of eighteen young servicemen in 1958 and ends … Continue reading

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Honestly Speaking:* Internet Facts

OneOldCop has written on this topic before. However, the plan here is for this to be the beginning of a series, not simply a stand-alone essay. From a writer’s standpoint, it will be interesting to see how this works out. … Continue reading

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So, Are You Sick of It Yet?

No! I am not asking if you are sick of An Old Cop’s Place. I am wondering if anyone else is sick of one of the newer gimmicks, speech impediments or habits in the public speaking arena. So, are you? … Continue reading

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