Author Archives: Joel Jurrens

About Joel Jurrens

Joel Jurrens was a deputy sheriff for 26 years until he retired in 2013. He has published three novels: In The Sticks, Graves of His Personal Liking and County Ops: The Vengeance of Gable Fitzgerald. He tries to keep his blog light and humorous and sometimes downright silly.

ICE FOR THE APOCALYPSE

  Back when I was in high school a friend of mine and I would occasionally stop by the Dairy Queen and get a mug of root beer. Back then you could get a big frosted mug of root beer … Continue reading

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NEVERENDING WINTER

It’s about this time of year, when we’re going into our fifteenth month of winter, that I start looking forward to spring. Spring is coming. It always does. The weather will warm. The snow will melt. The lakes will thaw, … Continue reading

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BOOK REPORT

My new novel A Death in a Snowstorm was released last Friday by Beacon Publishing Group. Since it was released, Amazon has raised the price on the paperback copy. I don’t know why, and last time I checked they were … Continue reading

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CONFLICT

  When my wife and I were first married, we were young headstrong individuals. Those strong heads occasionally butted against each other resulting in disagreements. When I say occasionally I of course mean once a day or so. Don’t think … Continue reading

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MY INTERNAL CLOCK

When I was young I did not have an internal clock—that thing inside a person that tells them when to wake up. I cannot remember ever waking up on my own when I was young. Either I would have to … Continue reading

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CABIN FEVER

  Cabin fever: extreme irritability and restlessness from living in isolation or a confined indoor area for a prolonged time __Merriam-Webster As Iowa winters go, this has truly been one of them. We are at that time of the year … Continue reading

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WINTER SURVIVAL SKILLS

When I was young I had very few winter survival skills. The only real one was that I had the brains of pocket lint, which sometimes can be a definite advantage. I’ve said in other posts that I have an … Continue reading

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MATH

I hate math because I’m not very good at it. I never have been. The problem with math is, it is too rigid. They expect you to come up with the same answer EVERY time you do a problem. If … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR’S EVE RESOLUTION

It is time again for my list of New Year’s Resolutions that I do on a regular basis, which means whenever I can think of something. I have a few ground rules. There won’t be anything pretentious. I’m not trying … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS

Everything in this post has been extensively researched for five minutes. Every fact is true and correct except for the stuff I made up. Tis the season again. A time of presents and family togetherness as we celebrate the birth … Continue reading

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