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Visiting Old Familiar Places

I was in a restaurant last week enjoying a rare lunch that did not involve Tupperware or a hastily constructed hot dog, and I was smiling. I was with “people.” I was eating comfort food. And I was not in uniform so I was just another customer ...



“Safe Injection Sites.” I can remember the first time I heard of this phenomena…partly because it was too shocking to the conscious to conceive as real and partly because the concept of being “shocked” is clearly coming to an end in this world ... more

Jan 17, 2018 11:51 AM On The Beat

Christmas Day. This is of note in two small ways that are only of any concern to myself, but I’m the one writing this column so you get the unenviable joy of listening to both of them. The first is that Christmas Day falls precisely three days ... more

Dec 27, 2017 11:32 AM On The Beat

The residentially challenged. That’s what I believe they are referred to as now, but it’s been a few weeks since I’ve had a conversation with an overly-sensitive idiot with the lack of sense to keep their mouth shut around me regarding what is ... more

Dec 6, 2017 11:33 AM On The Beat

Naturally like all cops I'm part man, part eagle, part wildebeest, part bloodhound, part cheetah, and part bear. But mostly I'm just really good at finding obvious stuff, which was the case this evening when I found a trail of money leading into ... more

Nov 15, 2017 11:55 AM On The Beat

The sun was directly overhead and casting shadows of barren tree branches across the path of the sidewalk I was walking on beside a local mall, and I could swear for just a second that I saw a vapor trail of my own breath upon exhaling. more

Oct 25, 2017 1:19 PM On The Beat

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