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Say happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week three times fast

April 16, 2019
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I’ve been taking 911 calls for so long that they were originally 91 calls. Well, it seems that way, anyway. It turns out National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week predates my employment in the emergency services…

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I tackle poetry … and get slammed

April 5, 2019
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My wife took a poetry class, so I, being a writer, decided to take a crack at writing poetry myself. Why didn’t someone stop me? Thank goodness I’m better at prose. Thank goodness Emily is…

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Sometimes You’re Just a Foot From Trouble

March 12, 2019
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All I wanted to do was pee. When you get to be middle aged, that kind of thing can become very important. Some people wake up at night thinking, “Did I leave the oven on?”…

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Happy Birthday, Sicko

March 4, 2019
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I’d be remiss–and in trouble–if I didn’t say happy 7th wedding anniversary to the love of my life, Emily Hunter. That wasn’t her original last name; just wanted to make that clear. That’s Emily on…

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Sinus Sickness Sucks, or: Noxious Nose Needs Neti

February 19, 2019
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So I recently got my annual sinus infection, which is kind of like that annoying relative who shows up once a year, gives you a headache, and doesn’t seem all that eager to leave, and…

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Booting Up the Carpocalypse

February 10, 2019
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Remember when cars didn’t have starters, and you used to have to crank them to start? Okay, neither do I. But I’ll bet a lot of you remember a time before cars were mostly computers.…

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Ambient Snow Noise

January 28, 2019
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At my chiropractor’s the other day (her office, not her home), she was playing one of those ambient noise CDs that’s supposed to relax you. At the time she was pushing my spine into my…

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Nice Winters, and Other Strange Concepts

January 12, 2019
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We had such a nice, warm winter going on there. (Well … when you say “nice winter”, that’s always relative. But in northern Indiana, if the temperature stays above freezing for any amount of time…

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Resolved: No New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2018
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I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions, mostly because failing is a terrible way to start a new year. If you’re going to make a major life change, it’s usually best to do it gradually. A…

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Santa Claus on the naughty list

December 22, 2018
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T’was the night before Christmas when I met my partner, Mary Darling, for our Christmas Eve shift in the City of Angels. “Merry Christmas, Darling.” The squad room’s halls were decked. “Feliz Navidad,” replied Darling,…

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