DSM Safety Banner – Enhancing Officer Safety

I sometimes run into things that seem so simple that I wonder why they haven’t become universal.  That was precisely my thought when I came across a remarkably unsophisticated officer safety product.  If you wear a uniform, you take it off at some point.  Even when off duty, you are …

Writing to children

I was recently asked why I write to my daughters when they are not yet old enough to read. First, I intend to raise children that will one day be able to read.  I’ll at least give it a shot.  So we’ll call it an archive for now. Second, with …

Stupid wooded areas

When I was in shop class in school the teacher gave a lesson on power tool safety. To get his point across, he showed us photos of what happens when you don’t respect a jig saw. It wasn’t pretty but it kept us further from the business end of the …

Your Great-Grandmother Is Really Something

Your great-grandmother watches true-crime investigative shows on TV and inevitably falls asleep in the middle of the episode.  By the time she wakes up the next episode is already well underway. Not realizing this, she ponders aloud how a burglary investigation has now led to a double murder conviction. Old people nod …