Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Passing of a Real Hero

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, has passed away according to news reports this evening.  General Schwarzkopf was remarkable man.  Both in his personal and professional career, courage, ethics and honor comprised his code of standards.

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Take Time To Appreciate Today

A friend sent me a link to a video that is very much worth watching, especially during this time of year where we pause to be thankful for what we have been given.  Take a moment and watch the video … Continue reading

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Tragic Consequences

It has happened again, the word that police officers have been shot and then later, that both have died. This time in Topeka, Kansas. In my thirty-some years of law enforcement, I never cease to feel the devastation experienced when … Continue reading

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A Voice Is Heard

A voice was heard in Ramah wailing and loud lamentations. Rachel weeping for her children, she refused to be consoled because they are no more.

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A Prayer For Healing

God, we have heard it, sounding in the silence: News of the children lost to this world’s violence. Children of promise! Then without a warning, Loved ones are mourning. Jesus, you came to bear our human sorrow; You came to … Continue reading

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Connecticut Shootings

With at least 27 people killed in the most recent US shooting incident, I would encourage the pundits to refrain from playing politics or pontificating about social issues and gun control at least long enough for the families to grieve, … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt

I’ve mentioned before in this space that I am a fan of Theodore Roosevelt.  I liked the fact that he didn’t mince words and usually spoke his mind.  Despite physical challenges, he persevered.  Despite his struggles and failures, he still … Continue reading

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Maya 12 12 12

Well we are 20 minutes away from the end of the world if we believe some “expert’s” interpretation of the Mayan calendar.  That’s right.  12-12-12 is supposed to be the end of the world because that is when their calendar … Continue reading

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Absolute Frustration

About a year ago Cableone decided because of a purchase of whatever platform they were using their email service on by Google to make everyone move to the G mail platform.  Putting it mildly, it was a pain in the … Continue reading

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Freedom of the Press Isn’t Free

Recently a number of local papers, specifically the Emporia Gazette and Topeka Capital Journal started “metering” their web sites.  I discovered that in the case of the CJ online site, I used up my month’s worth of “free” access in … Continue reading

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