• Work Tools – The Glock 45 9MM

    If you’re a gun person, you have an opinion on caliber choice between the 9MM, 40, and 45 calibre. I’ve been a die-hard 40 cal guy for many years for reasons that will remain my own simply because these are arguments, like all arguments based solely on preference, that...
  • Earning The Coin

    In my opinion, and that of countless others, ASP provides the gold standard in collapsable batons, handcuffs, and flashlights for the law enforcement community. Along with it, they provide some very comprehensive and challenging training to ensure their line of equipment is deployed correctly, effectively and safely. And that’s...
  • The Last Goodbye

    Since the day I got the call from his son, the one he named after me, I have been thinking about the last few seconds of his life. He was sitting in his vehicle, the muzzle of the gun pressed against his flesh, and somewhere deep inside, he found...
  • Off To Boot Camp

    Dillon Hughes will serve his country in the US Coast Guard. He leaves for boot camp tomorrow and when he does, he will leave behind the idealistic dreams and plans of his youth. When he returns home a couple months from now, he will have changed. His well-trained body...
  • Sun On The Beach That Was Hard

    You know those memes where it shows the cool picture of what you think you look like beside the far less flattering one of how you really look. Well, that was me this week when I came up with the hair-brained idea to run a mile on the beach....
  • Back On The Job

    The last ten days have been intense. I have been pushed to my limit physically, emotionally, and intellectually. When I finally reached the point where I thought I couldn’t handle more, I learned that I could. And as I sit here reflecting, after a long sleep and a few...
  • We Adopted Cole

    Six months ago, we took foster placement of a little boy named Cole.  Yesterday we adopted him. We adopted Cady and Emma earlier this year. For the past four years, Ana and I have been foster parents.  It’s been life-changing.  We have aged tremendously, and we have lived exceptionally....
  • Tanji Johnson – Getting Back Up And Winning

    Image provided by Tanji Johnson I met Tanji Johnson in 2001 when she had just graduated from being an amateur athlete to the Professional Division of competitive fitness in the IFBB.  She became an icon in the fitness industry, competing for 15 years as one of the very best,...
  • Kevin Myles And Fitness Over Fifty

    Aging looks very different in 2020 than it did when I was growing up.  The average 60-year-old man or woman looks and acts very differently than they did even a generation ago.  Fitness is the culprit.  That and eating healthier and living healthier lifestyles.  Until now, however, finding applicable...
  • Kwamane Is Gone

    The day Ana and I became trained and licensed foster parents, we naively stepped into a strange dichotomous world. It’s a place where some view a singular event as unfair, cripplingly painful, and wrong, yet it is just and immensely joyful to others. We have been selfless heroes doing...
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