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Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich's Blog – November 2011 Archive (5)

ChiefReason for Dummies

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…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on November 26, 2011 at 7:42pm — 3 Comments

I Punted; Super Committee Fumbles!

I punted for our high school football team.

Punting was a very strategic part of our offense.

Back then; you know, in the "leather helmet" days, there were no fair catches. You either took the chance of catching the ball or letting it hit the ground and bounce until it was downed by the punting team.

My punts might average 35-40 yards-not very long-but they were extremely high.

The coach at the time taught me a soccer-style of punting that allowed me to kick very…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on November 21, 2011 at 7:33pm — 4 Comments

Ohio; Community Organizing-Platinum Edition

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But, $30 million union dollars later, “Issue 2”; otherwise known as SB 5 was repealed by the voters of Ohio and Governor Kasich was left wondering “why”.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…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on November 13, 2011 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Private Sacrifice

In honor of and with deep appreciation, this goes out to our veterans.


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.…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on November 7, 2011 at 8:48pm — 4 Comments

Lit Fires; Light Sentences

Want to kill off an evening or two in front of your computer?

Google “firefighter arson”.

Then, kick back and prepare to get angry!

From the lame and pathetic excuses offered up by the accused to the light sentences handed down to the guilty; it’s enough to get this old boy’s blood boiling.

Over the years, I have written a few blogs about this fire service issue and one thing remains true…

It is still a big problem…


Added by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on November 1, 2011 at 7:28am — 1 Comment

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