We can all agree that change is needed to train and perform our policing activity in this country. There is something wrong when you turn on the news on any given day, and there is almost always a police shooting. If you look at practically all western countries, several (England being one) the police do… Continue reading Not All Situations Are The Same
There have been 150 shootings, classified as "Mass Killings" in this country so far this year. I'm not sure what the qualifications are for the title of "Mass Shootings." Any way you want to slice it, that isn't calming. I pulled the data below and verified it with multiple sites. The chart strips out everything… Continue reading What Is The Number?
I finally completed this last book in the set; it was another monster novel, 916 pages. This book took me longer than usual; it was a bit of a strange read. I started it twice; I could not get into the story. The first time, I stopped at page 50. After a couple of weeks,… Continue reading Book Review: A Column of Fire By Ken Follett
History is made of every moment of every day and never stops. History is like a giant database capturing everything all the time. Our whole existence, in some way, will be directly or indirectly impacted by history. We live in just a small slice of the record of history and specifically the history of where… Continue reading Death Of A Party
Here is the lovable Jackass While still reading my last Ken Follet book, I thought a bit about animals and thought it deserved a post. Strangely enough, a JackAss came to mind. You might be wondering how I came to want to do a post about the JackAss. I wondered how people might have similar… Continue reading The Donkey – AKA Jackass
I would have written this as my New Year post to start 2021, but I decided to wait a few days to officially close out 2020 with the finality of the year and the election's final certification. What a wild year. It started simple enough with a few news stories about a virus out of… Continue reading Out With 2020 – In With 2021
By Bob Woodward I have read both of the latest books by Bob Woodward, Fear, and Rage. Fear came out first, and it was pre-covid. I saw the main difference between both books; in Fear, Woodward's account of Trump's behavior and his management style was told to him by his staff and advisors. The book… Continue reading Book Review Two Books – Fear and Rage
I have made a conscious decision to remove all my social media accounts and will never engage in these platforms again. Some may find this odd or even question why so here is my reasoning. I'm not sure about the exact dates of the social media phenomenon but, I think it started around 2004 with… Continue reading Social Media, I’m Done
You know what is wrong in the world today, how we are so polarized on just about everything. You almost can't say a thing based on your opinion or belief without offending someone. It seems like in today's world, we are trying to cultivate an existence that we don't offend anybody, and as it turns… Continue reading Who Are We?
Modern technology has produced many great things and some not so great, maybe not the technology but how it is used. I'm not too fond of the term social media, and Facebook is probably still the king in the social media field. The Facebook medium has both good and bad things that can be attributed… Continue reading Old Home Town Memories