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.

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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Civility

It seems everywhere I hear media folks and elected officials and other “experts” bemoan the loss of common courtesy and statesmanship. Might I say that I think that (pardon to Shakespeare), me thinks thou dost protest too much. It is … Continue reading

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A Part of America Died Today

“A Part of America Died“    Somebody killed a policeman today, and a part of America died. A piece of our country he swore to protect, will be buried with him at his side. The suspect that shot him will … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I’m getting a head start and wishing everyone a prosperous and happy new year!

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Merry Christmas

I pray that the happiness of the season bring you blessings of great joy, for this is the time we remember the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  May the Spirit be with you during this time of celebration.

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Good Article as to Why One Stays Presbyterian

http://christopherjoiner.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/why-i-am-still-a-presbyterian/#comments

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No Mundane Thought Left Behind

Here is an interesting article from the Washington Post.  It shall be interesting in the next five years to see what impact the testing has had on critical thinking skills of our students.,

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