Tag Archives: LAW ENFORCEMENT

THE IRS AND ME

I’m going to jail—federal prison to be exact. I got a call from the IRS the other day. The very stern and serious guy on the phone said they had issued a warrant for my arrest for unpaid taxes, and … Continue reading

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HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION

My wife and I just got back from California. We went out to celebrate my aunt’s eighty-eighth birthday, and decided to stay a week to check out the state. My aunt is the last one of my mother’s siblings still … Continue reading

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THE CONSTANT UNIFORM

When I was still in law enforcement, the most asked question I got was: “How come you belly hangs so far over your belt?” (“It’s where I store my spare ammunition.” Stupid kids.) The most asked question I got from … Continue reading

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

In the early seventies I watched a TV series called Kung Fu. It was about Kwai Chang Caine (played by the late David Carradine) a half-American/ half-Chinese man in the 1800s Wild West looking for his half brother. Caine was … Continue reading

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GRANDPA THE BABYSITTER

When my grandkids were younger occasionally my daughter would ask me to watch them. I would do it because I felt sorry for the kids. Their parents, although basically good people, have a tendency to use poor judgment and act … Continue reading

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PHONING A FRIEND

      When you write you get to make things up. It’s one of the perks of the profession. The problem is sometimes you need to use actual facts. I’ve always admired science fiction and fantasy writers who can just create … Continue reading

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OUT WITH THE OLD

Today I have a special announcement that both saddens me and thrills me with anticipation at the same time. Starting April 6th The Writing Deputy will no longer be a deputy. I am retiring from law enforcement after twenty-six years. … Continue reading

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