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A Picture Loved

According to my family, the picture to the right was my first photo. Of course, I was five or six at the time the picture was taken. I have no memory of taking it. What I have is a note … Continue reading

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An Uninvited Guest

In Going Home Again, I talked about my childhood and the nomadic lives my family led for many years. We lived in fourteen different houses or apartments by the time I finished high school. Each was memorable, but the one that … Continue reading

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Gratefully Speaking

Here we go again, “What are five things you’re grateful for today?” The five things that come to mind are family, community, experiences, expectations, and well-being. I am blessed with the most wonderful family one can imagine. No, they are … 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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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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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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