Author Archives: Gary Smith

About Gary Smith

Chief Smith has served over 31 years in the criminal justice field. He is currently a consultant assisting public and private organizations better establish community goals and ethical conduct with the members of their organizations. Chief Smith serves as a facilitator, lecturer, professor and other capacities both inside and outside the criminal justice field.

Prayers and Miracles

A few years ago I attended a workshop at the Dubuque Theological Seminary. One session involved the issues of change and the general discussion within the group centered on the same old themes: people don’t like change, change is necessary … Continue reading

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The Six Fat Dutchmen

The Six Fat Dutchmen played the Nebraska State Fair in Lincoln at the KOLN TV pavilion over 20 years starting in the early 60s. Our family sat in the audience to listen. My brother, Davey would dance on the bench. … Continue reading

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Good Read

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Winter

Over the past several months, I have noticed some of the smug comments from the southeastern part of the U.S. about how nice and warm they have been, mocking the colder weather here in the Midwest.  Now, I don’t wish … Continue reading

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August is Here

August is less than 3 hours away.  How will August differ from your July experiences?  We are hoping that the utility bills will be lower in August than they were in July.

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Where do law enforcement officers belong in the PCUSA?

I was trying to find resources for a law enforcement memorial service and discovered no such thing existed in the PCUSA. Fortunately, the Methodists, Catholics and evangelicals have not declared war on the police as has the PCUSA. Here is … Continue reading

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It’s Back

I had to wrestle away control of my Blog from a nasty monster who decided the php format I was using was nasty.  Hopefully I’ll find something interesting to post from time to time.

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Downsizing Does Not Apply to Christmas Decorations

Our first Nebraska Christmas in quite a few years dispelled the myth that downsizing applies to Christmas.  I found myself on a 20 foot ladder and the roof of the house again this year.  I think I will draw the … Continue reading

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Winter

A stark reality hit me today that I am in fact, living in Nebraska again.  I watched our front yard turn from a dark green last week to brown.  Winter is here as we live in a winter dessert devoid … Continue reading

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Black Friday has Come and Gone

Bet you didn’t know that Black Friday was originally named by law enforcement officers in Philadelphia, PA as it described their experiences with crazy shoppers.  At least this is what my wife, the trivia queen tells me.  It was nice … Continue reading

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