I think we can all agree the last year was strange. Back in March of 2020, my wife and I met my parents for dinner on a Saturday night; at that time, covid was just getting noticed. During dinner, we talked about it in passing, almost like a non-event. That following Monday, I began to… Continue reading It Has Been One Strange Year
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?
If you went to school in the United States and read any history books, it was the shot fired at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on April 19, 1775. For some, maybe it October 3, 1951, When Bobby Thompson hit a walk-off home run for the New York Giants at the Polo grounds to win the… Continue reading The Shot Heard Around The World
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
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: Robert Kolker Quite a good book. The author does a great job telling the story of one family with a shocking history of mental illness while also weaving in the challenges of mental disease and the research to find a cure. The story depicts a young couple just after world war II, starting their… Continue reading Book Review: Hidden Valley Road – Inside The Mind Of An American Family
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?
Isabel Wilkerson The Warmth Of Other Suns is the second book I have read from this Author. The other was caste, and the review(s) are on this blog; I did two of them. The author wrote this book; first, it is a fantastic read and tells the migration from the south to northern cities post… Continue reading Book Review – The Warmth Of Other Sons