Why We Need Mentors

Featured in the September 2021 issue of American Police Beat Magazine. Larry Wallace was the first person I met when I moved to town. I...

Superheroes, Symbols and the Real World

Featured in American Police Beat Magazine Hero flicks give us stability. They make us feel like there are still simple truths out there....

Alike After All?

My father and I haven’t always seen eye to eye. I’m hardly the proverbial “chip off the old block.” This was never more evident than when...

Lessons from a Dog's Life

I recently, for the first time, had to put down a pet. The Duke was a hulking black Lab who’d been with me through thick and thin. I met...

Lessons From a Birthdate

Recently, I turned 41. The most obvious thing for most people to reflect on would be how rotten of a time the first year of their 40’s...

This Too Shall Pass

Like every other person in the world, my life has been drastically altered by the current Coronavirus pandemic. It’s spring of 2020, and...

A Choice in Dark Times

It's difficult to find an apt comparison for the situation we find ourselves in. Some politicians have used WWII, and this is probably a...