"It appears we have an open and shut case, Mr. Watson! We're being sent to Pekin Street for a man who has stopped taking his medications." "Ah, Mr. Holmes, a quick ride to the hospital and back in service." "Elementary, my dear Watson! Tally Ho!" "There sir, standing by the side of the road. That […]


We forced a storm door and entered the home through the rear door. "Fire Department!" A low moan came from somewhere and the search was on. The guys from Engine 10 went one way, Ryan and me the other. Something that never changes, be it a fire, inspection or rescue run, companies stick together. We […]

Spence Kennedy

Every now and then I read a post from one of the many excellent blogs I follow that literally knocks my socks off. Has anyone seen my socks?

Crazy Heart

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Tom Cobb wrote Crazy Heart years ago. Now it’s a movie getting some great reviews. Jeff Bridges recently won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the main character and there is a good chance he’ll win an Oscar. I met Tom through my Uncle Brian. The two have been friends and colleagues for years. […]

John in Condition Yellow John Higgs worked with the publisher of Rescuing Providence for a time, and edited an article I wrote for the Paladin book, The Paladin Book of Dangerously Fun Things. I just spent some time reading his blog, I think some of you will love it, (AD and TOTWTYTR.) I know I enjoy it.

A Power Within Susie Hemingway”s book, A Power Within, Poems of Love came in the mail today. I plan on giving it to the Mrs. for Christmas. I can’t think of a better gift. I hid it in the basement after giving it a quick read. The quick read lasted over an hour, even though I had […]

Man-flu, Again

Entry Img I feel a sniffle coming on. Got my bell ready, phone nearby ready to call 911. Blankets piled high, remote ready. Batten down the hatches, man-flu is coming. I know, I already posted this, but the word needs to be spread about the pain and heartbreak caused by man-flu!


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The plan was to go to the beach and enjoy one of the last brilliant days of summer. Instead, we sat in front of the TV, shaking our heads when we could move them, calling friends and family and just feeling numb. An eerie silence smothered my neighborhood as the day progressed, the crystal clear […]

Rock On

I’ve been waiting. Every time I turn on the radio I listen for one of those roll down the windows, spark up a fatty, step on the gas, drive to the ocean rip off my clothes and dive into a wave rock anthems that make my ears bleed, face melt, heart beat faster and sing […]

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