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Of Gifts and Disappointment

The following question was posed recently as part of a writing challenge. Was there a special gift or toy you wanted as a child but never received? My first thought was something akin to, “Duh!” Then my introspective side kicked … Continue reading

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Of Heroes and Unicorns

How would you respond if someone asked, “Who is your hero?” When the question was posed to me, my first thought was, I don’t have one. Then my analyzer side kicked in, and I wondered why that was the case. … Continue reading

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Going Home Again…Worth the trip?

You’ve likely heard someone say, “You can’t go home again.” If you haven’t, you can find it in everything from country songs to a book by a famous author. In fact, an internet search found more than 4 million hits … Continue reading

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Of Life and Limb

An online dialogue between some old cops reminded this old cop of an incident from the early days of my law enforcement career.  This particular episode of my time in the field was dangerous, amusing, and are-you-kidding-me all in one … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time . . . special deputy

Writing “Once Upon a Time . . . the news” reminded me of something only other old cops might fully appreciate. Still, I thought it might be fun to share, as it highlights a tiny bit of Fort Worth history … Continue reading

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At the Wall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, or as it is more commonly known, The Wall, is something one must see to appreciate. Approaching it, or looking at it from a distance does not do the memorial justice, and finding the name you … Continue reading

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A Little Rugby Nostalgia

Some of my old rugby buddies and I had a bit of fun with a Facebook post about rugby last week.  It made me think of a piece I wrote several years ago about my rugby family. When I wrote it, a … Continue reading

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The Battle of Dripping Springs

The day dawned with a cool promise. Like many spring days in Texas, the promise was that the cool morning would not last long.  Still, it was the kind of day when one might contemplate a long bike ride or … Continue reading

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Hill Country for the Holidays

What would you think if you read that Texas is home to one of the best vacation spots in the United States?  You might ask what the writer was drinking when he wrote that comment.  Be that as it may, … Continue reading

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Blood, Sweat and Beer

When someone mentions family, what comes to mind?  Do you immediately think of mom, dad,  siblings, and the cat?  If you did, you are not alone. Well, the cat thing might make you a bit strange, but many of us … Continue reading

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