Archive for December2019

Top 10 Reasons to Work on Christmas

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Working on Christmas Christmas Day has managed to be the one day of the year when the world shuts down; tranquility reigns and people allow themselves the luxury of some well earned down time. In my lifetime I have seen other holidays crumble as the fast paced world we have created overtakes our need for […]

The Men in the Red Suits

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One of my favorite Christmas Time traditions is the Advent Ghost Story collections. The rules are, 100 words, no more, no less. And the creepier the better! This is my contribution for 2019, so pour yourself a cups, grab some gruel, lock up the kids and settle in for some spellbinding stories . . . […]

A Providence Christmas Carol

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Stave I   Michaelmorser Scrooge returned to quarters, the fog heavy in the Providence air, horns from the bay warning the ships that still worked this Christmas Eve to steer clear of the rocky outcroppings. He climbed the stairs at the old firehouse, reluctantly entering the dayroom where the members of Engine 13 sat gathered […]

It’s okay to get paid

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I was not a selfless firefighter, nor did I ever pretend to be. Without decent pay and great benefits I would have been forced to take my ability and passion for helping people elsewhere. I may have volunteered if my community needed me, but the city in which I reside has a great fire department […]