The wife says she keeps the gas tank half full, but I say it’s half empty

No surprise to those who know me, but I’m a bit of a lunatic when it comes to being prepared – especially during winter.  I toned it down when Accuweather.com was kind enough to inquire, but fact is I carry a whole extra car inside my car.  Just in case.

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Life-saving items to keep in your car in case a winter emergency happens

While weather-related vehicle emergencies aren’t always life-threatening, freezing conditions can quickly transform mechanical troubles or getting stuck in the snow into a deadly situation.Read more

PowerFlare Safety Beacon Review

Chemical-based road flares are going by the wayside, yielding to LED lighting technology and the many options available with the PowerFlare line of safety beacons. Emergency responders have good reason to move away from potassium perchlorate and other substances used in conventional pyrotechnic safety flares – not the least of …

Letter: Recent editorial cartoon fuels divisive agenda

You lost all credibility in choosing to publish the editorial cartoon on Sunday, Nov. 8. Pushing the black lives matter vitriol only serves to further an agenda of racial divide on which people like Singer make their living. The cartoon not only suggests, wrongly, that the police target blacks, but …

A thought on the nobility of policing

We are rightly critical of journalists and members of the public who misrepresent the work that we do as police officers. Do we not therefore owe it to ourselves to be equally critical of fellow police officers who, by their actions, misrepresent the work we do? Internal integrity is just …

Coincidence?

Sometimes you come across the damnedest coincidence.  Today while riding the train I ran into a young lady who, several years ago while at college, had a frightening accident.  While biking down a steep hill, she rounded a curve and crashed head-on into a man riding a golf cart up the …

How many Silver Alerts does a man need?

Don’t let previous blog posts or commentary about the in-laws fool you, I love old folks just as much as the next guy.  They’re like cute, lovable, excessively wrinkly babies – except they need a special lift to get into bed. And just like kids, they wander.  I don’t mind …

Mother Nature fails me again

 

Mother Nature forgets your old man every time. It rains everywhere else in the world except on my lawn.

Rain radar photo

Glitter allergy

When contemplating fatherhood (read: when your wife tells you she’s pregnant), you expect certain hurdles. You hear things like “good luck getting any sleep” and “if I ever see another dirty diaper again…” These things are hardly surprising, but there are some things that sneak up on you.  They’re not in …

Calling all old people

As you know, your aunt works with with the elderly.  It has never been fully explained to me what she does, but I do know she gives them sex education classes, shuttles them around in her Honda (to soccer games?), counts their nickles at bingo night, and helps place them …