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Over the (Double) Rainbow: WDC

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8 July 2014     With apologies to Dorothy.

Firefighters, Facebook and Life Online

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In January I wrote of dozens of New York firefighters and police officers caught up in a Manhattan district attorney (DA) investigation over obtaining fraudulent disability benefits, including from 9/11. Supposedly fully disabled public safety types were outed by their Facebook photos on jet skis, etc. [ http://www.turnoutblog.com/2014/01/07/911-drove-me-crazy/ ] The plot has thickened a bit as Facebook […]

Hanging with the Wolf Pack

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To the Moon and Back This week I toured with a group from, let’s just say, Andrew Jackson territory. Their school sent two buses and as they often are, they were divided by gender with me winding up with 36 eighth grade boys. Was this divine retribution? Coin Toss At the very first stop, the […]

Wheel Chair For Two, Please

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Just in Case You Need It I finished up the week working with a group of eighth-graders from Lamar Middle School, a touch of irony or humor that was lost on both them and me. It was a superb day at Mount Vernon and down at Pioneer Farm it was sheep shearing time, the old […]

Roland/Flatratz: Mystery Solved

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  Email Belongs to IAFF Manager Roland, a nom de guerre for an email account operated by an IAFF manager, commented on my post regarding being dismissed from the IAFF Blog Roll.  They made some interesting statements: 1-      “Eric, are you off your meds again? You know what that does to your perspective.” 2-      “I've […]

On the Frontline: The White House

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The Apparition

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Here we are, on the cusp of Memorial Day, when we honor and remember those who died serving our country.

One Ringy Dingy

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  When Going Back to Bed seems like a Good Idea I am at that point in life where consolidation seems like a good idea: finances, possessions, you name it. It was for that reason that I decided to make Verizon my single stop for home phone, internet and cell service. Months ago I made […]

Travel: TIRE(D)

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  Now, That’s a Workout.   I spent part of this past week near Miami, Florida, sailing on Biscayne Bay. The Bay separates the mainland from Miami Beach where the smart set go to trendy clubs. The Bay is large and full of manatees, dolphins and rays. This time of year the wind is good […]

Himalayan Kingdom: Heading to Nepal

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  Half the Fun is Getting There? I am on the way to the Himalayas for a month to trek and spend time in Kathmandu, if I ever get there. This is my fourth trip to Nepal but it’s been sometime and I guess I forgot that it is not around the corner, by a […]

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