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KUOW Presents

Today I was interviewed on KUOW FM 94.9. The segment is twelve minutes condensed from an hour conversation with producer Dave Beck. The...

Reflecting on 9-11

A local journalist wrote recently comparing the disaster of 9-11 in 2001 to that of Custer in 1876. As a “Custer buff” I was immediately...

Flogging My Wares

Yesterday I had a book signing, probably one of the fantasies of those seeking to be published. The wannabe author imagines being seated...

Video Lynchings

The recent kerfuffle over the dismissal of a civil servant who was framed by a doctored video underscores something I’ve believed for a...

Guns

Monday, the Supreme Court reinforced its position that gun ownership is an individual right as set out in the Second Amendment to the...

Drill Ban

I get irritated with the clamor to ban offshore oil drilling because of the current disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. I wish people would...

New Books

I received good news this week. University of Washington Press is listing two books of mine in their online catalogue. The first is Power...

What are you going to wear?

Steve Sadis, the producer and my co-writer for The Power of Snoqualmie Falls informs me that the video has been nominated for an Emmy....

Spill

It’s time to join the cacophony over the Gulf oil spill. I worked for the EPA as a criminal investigator for sixteen years, thirteen of...

May 4

I can’t believe that it’s been forty years since the killings at Kent State. In Kent, Ohio they call the event May 4th like December 7th...

The Chief

Two weeks ago, Mike Shanahan died. He was my chief of police and assistant chief for two years in the early 70s. I moved on to be a...

New Contract

The folks at Turner Publishing Co. in Nashville have a new project for me, Historic Photos of Seattle in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. It’s the...

Smart Move

Today there appeared a news item about Seattle Police and a man who was the subject of a felony arrest warrant. The police followed the...

History on Television

I will rant a bit on history as it appears on cable. I say cable since the broadcast stations don’t feature much in the way of...

Closure

In my posts about my work speaking up for abused and neglected children I have mentioned those kids who are adopted once their parents’...

Epiphany

This is another theological term like reincarnation, resurrecton, and immaculate conception hijacked by literature and modern culture....

Luck

The loss of five police officers in a little more than a week here in the Puget Sound region made me remember how lucky I am to having...

Christmas 2009

It’s been a year of premiers, the big events that mark chapters in life. Where to start? We all strolled the red carpet to meet Kellen...