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The past two weeks have been pretty crazy in Washington, D.C.! Previously classified documents were...

 

STREET SMART: A Positive Reaction

The only thing we have read about or watched in the news for the last month or so has been about...

 

STREET SMART: Don't overreact

m a month working in Seattle. I got there just in time to be in what the media has referred to as...

 

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I often hear politicians speak and just get angry at what I’m hearing. That happened last week whe...

 

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A friend made a comment about this column the other day that really resonated with me. She said...

 

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After the Mueller report was released, I wrote a column where I expressed the opinion that D.C....

 

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Last week I saw a news item and video that showed a police officer being attacked and kicked while...

 

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Last week I attended my youngest granddaughter’s graduation from Marine Corps boot camp. This was...

 

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Last Thursday night I watched the Baltimore Ravens stomp the New York Jets. The Ravens are a...

 

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As I write this, I’m sitting in a hotel room thinking about Thanksgiving two days past. I’m in...

 

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I’ve been following this whole impeachment process against President Trump pretty closely and I th...

 

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Last week was Red Ribbon Week at our schools. For those that don’t know about it; Red Ribbon Week...

 

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In my last column about the “Impeachment Circus,” I made a statement that I think I should clari...

 

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As a buddy of mine used to say as we watched the lunacy around us every day, “The hits just keep...

 

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I had the privilege last week to attend my granddaughter’s graduation from Air Force basic...

 

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After 77th Division, I applied to and was accepted into Metropolitan Division (Metro). Metro was a...

 

STREET SMART: Diverse career shapes ideology

Because of the nature of my assignments on the Los Angeles Police Department, I had the privilege...

 

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A friend and I were talking about this column and how a person’s political perspective/philosophy...

 

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This past February, I was on a plane from Los Angeles to Seattle. I was already seated in an aisle...

 

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In his book the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey listed habit number six as, ...

 

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Memorial Day weekend is a particularly tough one for my older brother and sister. Their dad is...

 

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I had a completely different topic in mind for this week, but when there were calls to silence me I...

 

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Some friends wanted me to continue writing about the Mueller investigation, it’s outcome, and the...

 

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The Mueller investigation has been completed and his report submitted. By now, most Americans are aw...

 

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I read an article a couple weeks ago about an “Active Shooter” training scenario that was...

 

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