Category Archives: Writing

A Question of Involvement

Ah, another week, another writing challenge. Yes, my little online muse touched another nerve recently. At first glance, the prompt was simple enough, “What do you do to be involved in the community?” My mind races when I read something … Continue reading

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Rule 39: Yes, or No?

One of the muses in my online life posed a writing prompt the other day. “Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?” My first thought was something along the lines of, “Are you … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: The Joy of Camping

I, and a slew of other bloggers, were challenged to write something based on the question, “Have you ever been camping?” My first reaction was to go on about my business of the day and see if anything more exciting … Continue reading

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Subjectively Painful?

Relatively Painful was a rant, expression of bemusement, and chapter of a personal saga. Another blogger’s response to that piece led me down a path of discovery that I will share at another time. However, a post by another writer … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Stranger Danger?

Many, many years ago, as a relatively young police officer, I was part of one of the best municipal police pistol teams in the country. I was not the best shot, but I could hold my own well enough to … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: One Hazy Night

Being a street cop in Denton, Texas, in the 1970s was quite an experience in some ways. In the late 1960s, if I remember correctly, Denton became known as the party capital of North Texas. That reputation was partially due … Continue reading

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Memory Lane: Alaska or ICU?

In case you are not a regular here, my life recently has been quite exciting or frightening, if you prefer. From a near-crippling back injury a year ago to an early morning ambulance ride to the emergency room a few … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Upon Falling

A lot of things fall. Whether one is thinking of leaves in the fall chunks of space debris or Chinese spy balloons, things fall or get knocked down. My wife has several decorative items she hangs on windows with suction … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Off To A Rocky Start!

The idea of a Friday Follies series came to me late last year. At the time, I envisioned it as a place where I could have a bit of fun, share an apology occasionally, and explain myself when I felt … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Rebellion at Bluff Springs

Rebelliousness was not part of my childhood persona. Some friends, even my baby brother, seemed to have such a tendency, but not me. I am not certain why that was the case, but it was. Perhaps it was my sense … Continue reading

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