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LivePD Witnesses: Ah, Now I Get It

LivePD Witnesses: Ah, Now I Get It

After watching LivePD (see my first blog on that experience), I better understand the reactions of the police officers in a situation a couple years ago. I was stopped in traffic in the western suburbs of Chicago, waiting to make a left turn at a light, with my...
Ride Along With LivePD

Ride Along With LivePD

LivePD is back on A&E. Have you seen it? It’s on Friday and Saturday nights, following several jurisdictions around the country each weekend — Texas, Illinois, Maryland, South Carolina, Arizona, Washington, Florida, Utah, Kentucky … and probably...
Hurricanes and Recovery

Hurricanes and Recovery

This has been quite the week, learning a fellow author has lost everything in Hurricane Harvey flooding, marking 9/11 and remembering that day and the ones that followed while working in D.C., and now family members who evacuated from Florida and Hurricane Irma...
Seeing Red Is Not Always Believing

Seeing Red Is Not Always Believing

If you don’t get my newsletter (and why don’t you? Huh? Huh? Huh?  Just click on the signup box or these words: This magic carpet will take you to a wondrous world) you’ll be seeing this news for the first time – I had double cataract surgery and Kalli had a surgery...

Guest author Pauwels on Wyoming 911

Cyndi and I met and hit it off at the great Magna Cum Murder mystery writers conference last October in Indianapolis. We’d been chatting for a while when she mentioned her background as a 911 operator in Wyoming, and I pounced!  I am excited to share with you...

The Object of Inanimate Hate

Cords hate me. Really. Have you ever had a whole category of inanimate objects hate you?  Please tell me you have. I feel so alone. It’s hard. It can erode your confidence, challenge your vocabulary, and hurt your soul. It can also hurt more tangible areas of your...