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Bidding Adieu to Summer

Unlike most kids I was never one that relished the summer months. As a kid the summer meant flying to another state to visit my dad — which I liked, … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

New Column, New Feature Articles and a New Endeavor

As many of you know, I have written a column for Colorado’s Daily Doobie as well as a number of other print and online publications. A couple of months ago, … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

New Images of Old Feelings

Sometimes you have to go to the very places that break your heart in order to heal it…it doesn’t always work, but spending time in a place that once meant … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

I Don’t Know Everything…

I don’t know everything. No one can possibly know everything and yet, over the years, many people have accused me of being a “know-it-all”. I suppose their deduction would be … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 8 Comments

Train Hopping to Santa B

I am on the 2nd train of the day on my way to spend 3 days (work related) in beautiful Santa Barbara. Have you spent any time in this,”American Riviera?” … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

Weed, Pot, 420, Ganja, Green: Call it Legal Instead

Pot Pioneers, Washington and Colorado States, have law makers across the country strongly eyeing protocols being put in place as recreational marijuana use begins blazing into the mainstream. In both … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

When Toy Guns Equal Real Bullets

If a lack of remorse and accountability are an ailment, America has an epidemic and sadly it is spreading within the ranks of those who are sworn to protect us. … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

Smiles Are Everywhere

How can you be pissed off for getting woken-up in the middle of the night if what woke you was a smiley face? A smile arriving via text at 2 am … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 23 Comments

Christopher Dorner; a Tale of Two Wallets

The Manifesto Christopher Jordan Dorner had been relieved from duty as an officer on the LAPD since June 26, 2008. On January 2, 2009 he was dismissed from duty, fired … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 22 Comments

In the Face of Fire

In August of 1999 I lived in a house on a mountainside in Apple Valley, California. I worked for an answering service at the time and had been waiting patiently … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 23 Comments

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