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Silence

Silence.  That’s what you’ve heard from me.  Silence about the Las Vegas shootings.  Silence because it takes me time to process events like this.  Silence because I process these events quietly and privately.  And, you know, I almost never do anything quietly.  But senseless killings take me to a much quieter place where I have…… Continue reading Silence

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Water Seeks Its Own Level

Warning:  I make no promises this post will not contain a bit of profanity.  You can overlook it and cut me some slack or you may wish to not read any further. Either way works for me because sometimes, a situation just calls for a bad word or two here and there. I often recommend…… Continue reading Water Seeks Its Own Level

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My Faith is Bigger than My Fear

The biggest question I get from people when they find out that my husband and my son are police officers is always one of these two questions: “Doesn’t his job scare you to death?” “Don’t you worry about him all the time?” Well, I’m going to tell you the truth…because you know I write the…… Continue reading My Faith is Bigger than My Fear

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Someone

That one blue ribbon.  I saw it as soon as I topped the hill.  There were no other mementos. No other ribbons.  Just one thin, blue ribbon tied at the end of the monument. And I wondered.  I wondered who tied on that ribbon.  I honestly don’t know why I wondered who it was, because…… Continue reading Someone

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Exhibit B

Remember Exhibit A?  It’s the post where I admitted how inept I am in emergency situations.  I said I suck in emergencies.  Like…I REALLY suck at them.  In case you weren’t convinced after reading Exhibit A, I present you with Exhibit B. Along with the truth of my emergency ineptness, I must admit I am…… Continue reading Exhibit B

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Exhibit A

Write the truth.  I said I would write the truth when I started this blog.  I have done that but sometimes I think what I say makes me sound a wee bit better than I really am.  So, tonight, I’ll tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.…… Continue reading Exhibit A

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Police Wives Need Good Mentors

It’s in Homer’s Odyssey where we first learn about Mentor.  When Odysseus, King of Ithaca, leaves to fight the Trojan War, he relegates the care of his household and more importantly, his son Telemachus, to Mentor.  Mentor was charged to serve as teacher and overseer of Telemachus while Odysseus was gone.  From this Greek mythological…… Continue reading Police Wives Need Good Mentors