“The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.” ― Dave Barry, Dave Barry Turns Fifty
“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” ― Dave Barry
I was an MP in the U.S. Army, and later a law enforcement officer for both the city of Santa Rosa, California, and the county of Sonoma, California. I retired from public service after over 30 years in the business. Turned out that I still needed to work, so I'm a security officer in private industry. I have a private investigator's license and have done some of that work, but I discovered, much to my dismay, that while I am really quite competent at the work, I'm a crappy businessman. I told you that so I could tell you this: Working in private security is either pretty nice or truly awful, depending almost entirely on whether the outfit you work for is headed up by a former law enforcement officer……….or not. I now work as a security officer for two really good private companies and a really nice community college. It wasn't always that way. I worked, ever so briefly, for two really miserable companies. One of them had rank amateurs as dispatcher
Had to take another break from Facebook. I have friends. In this modern world, where everybody I ever knew has moved to the four corners of the Earth, I try to keep in touch via the Internet. Unfortunately, as it turns out, that means Facebook. My friends who happen to be on the political left. Ugh. My friends who happen to be on the political right. Ugh. My friends who happen to be solid Christians. Ugh. A constant stream of their idiosyncrasies. Constant. Unending. What became of pictures of the grand kids? The garden? I’m not stupid, uneducated, or evil because I got the vaccine. Or because I didn’t. Or because I wear a face mask. Of because I don’t. I’m a realist. If I want to go into a store that requires a face covering, I’ll wear one. I got the vaccine so that I could go places that require it. Fact is, I’m pretty certain that I’m not going to die in three years because I got a Covid shot, like at least one of my right-wing friends claims.