Over the years, I have had others try to tell me how to blog and what to blog.
What they fail to understand is that just like anyone who writes, you develop a style that becomes distinctive and that differentiates you from others who engage in that type of writing, because let's face it; blogging is writing.
With that said, it has also been suggested to me on occasion that I shouldn't blog about politics at a fire service website, because it isn't about fire service…Continue
I was recently reading about the history of the Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs) and modern Navy SEALs. The founding father was Lieutenant Commander Draper Kauffmann whom in 1943 was given a piece of property in Fort Pierce Florida, some men, and a blank sheet to write the plan for a new small unit Special Operations. One of his keys to the development of these teams…Continue
Over the past few days, compliments of the Internet, several videos have been posted that show…Continue
I became involved in a discussion on a social media site that spurred some emotions I have from my work in the private sector. A training article was written and pictures were used to highlight the tactic of entering a commercial occupancy. The author was re-enforcing his point showing the way he does not recommend completing the task and used pictures from a recent incident. The author immediately received criticism from those in the picture who justified their tactic and the specifics of…Continue
I find it hard to believe that no one in the fire blogosphere picked up this post-election story and especially since Ohio Governor John Kasich’s very political existence may have hinged upon its defeat.
But, $30 million union dollars later, “Issue 2”; otherwise known as SB 5 was repealed by the voters of Ohio and Governor Kasich was left wondering “why”.
From my perspective, it was the classic political cage match.
The union brought its street fighting style and the…Continue
The envelope measured four inches wide by six inches long. It has held up rather well. It almost has a waxy feel to it. I am sure that it was white at one time, but is now a dark beige color.
In the top, left corner scribbled in pencil is: “after 5 days return to Pvt.…Continue
Are you certain this is the job for you?
Depending on who you are speaking with, there seems to a gap when it comes to how to accomplish our goals and not get killed or injured in the process. Words like “cowboy”, “aggressive” and “sally” are all used when someone takes issue with how someone else is getting the job…Continue