I don’t have it lately.  Ideas for blog posts come, bounce around inside my head briefly, perhaps emerge partially onto the keyboard and Writeroom, and then disappear before reaching maturity. Some of my favorite reads are still at it though, capturing snapshots of the wonder and passion of life in public safety.  Presented for yourContinue reading “Inspiration”

Photo update – 3/28

Just catching up on a few photos: From back on 3/8 – I’ve mentioned the new ride but never shown it.  Here it is at the bus stop in the morning, with ‘Dog is my Co-pilot.’ 3/21 – The calendar says spring, but no one told the weathermen. 3/21 – Jasmine watches over us byContinue reading “Photo update – 3/28”

Operator, what’s the number for 911?

“Hometown Fire Department, this line is recorded. What is the nature of your emergency?” (Yes, our Red Line still goes BRRIIIIIING. It’s also still red and was built by Ma Bell. It’s a wonderful throwback to another era.) Elderly Voice: “I burned some popcorn in the microwave, and I don’t want the fire alarm toContinue reading “Operator, what’s the number for 911?”