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Plain Truth In Plain Clothes

I recently had the pleasure of attending a birthday party for a friend out of town. (Those last three words, of course, being quite important to this week’s column.)

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Out of Mind, Out of Sight

I winced as the coffee ran over the Styrofoam cup’s brim and down across my fingers like a white-hot phantom, my feet still moving as I negotiated the well-worn but filthy trail, my breath visible due to the low temperatures ... more »

Oct 23, 2014 On The Beat

Trunkajunk, Cop Version

Officer Alex’s cop car is a rollling collection of...well, just about everything imaginable. Just don’t let me get to my trunk. Not a threat. Just a statement of fact... more »

Oct 16, 2014 On The Beat 1 Comments

The Flying Feathers of Chickenmageddon

“The Ridgecut.” Such a simple name for such a horrible stretch of Interstate, but that’s where we were because that’s the place a semi-truck hauling enough live chickens to feed Cuba on a Saturday night jackknifed ... more »

Oct 9, 2014 On The Beat

Throwing Us Under The Bus. Again.

Sorry, kids, but no stories this week. The truth? I prefer them myself, but on occasion I can’t think of awkward anecdotes because I’m too annoyed to focus on telling stories ... more »

Oct 2, 2014 On The Beat 2 Comments

It Was Raining in the Freezer Section

Tonight’s customer had fallen asleep (passed out?) on the railroad tracks behind the Emma Wheeler Homes. The scent of unemployment and apathy was balanced by the squealing laughter of children, and they made coming in here ... more »

Sep 25, 2014 On The Beat

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