Sunday, July 26, 2015

And The Song Remains The Same

Wasn't hard to see this coming. There're back!

Also wasn't a surprise to see what has been transpiring regarding Officer Bantle. Confederacy of Dunces in Action

Friday, July 17, 2015

Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Bob Delvalle well be back . . .

Allegations have been well presented. The good ol' boys club will survive. No worries. An improvement plan will be tendered (for the Chief and his partner in crime) and a good officer, Kristine Bantle will be dealt with. She has to be silenced. I heard you good folks but in the end  . . . ultimately apathy will strike her down. Shame. She was well plugged in, from what I heard from you folks at the library. She was a Liason, she presented well at a graduation, she was the right person but end the end . . . apathy will do her in. No one well ask their elected officials why. No one will remember how good she was for her community.

I know the charges haven't been released yet, but I'm about reading between the lines, before the system gleefully protects the bad ones and does in the good. Now it's off to Telluride. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Reinstate Officer Kristen Bantle for Steamboat Springs

So get this . . . Officer Kristen Bantle is a well-thought of officer on the Steamboat Springs Police Dept. She has been charged with attempting to influence a public servant by Sheriff Garrett Wiggins. This charge steams back to 2013. Nothing is currently being released because it's all hush hush as the system attempts to squash her but good.

I've been hearing from the good citizens about concerns regarding the good old boys club. Apparently Bantle didn't fit into this mold. Lets just say Officer Bantle is a speaker of the truth that the players in The System do not appreciate. Let's also say she is one of my hero's and should be a part of the effort to provide better policing in a community that badly needs improvements. Remember this name . . . Officer Bantle and hope to god she runs for Sheriff come the next elections,

The following link is provided for those naysayers who felt JusThis or Brand of Justice were not plausible.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wizards, Travelers and Colorado

Many thanks for those of you who showed up. I'm out of books but hope to have some on hand before hitting Boulder. Absolutely loved the Library with its Coffee Shop and view of the Yampa. Fun running to stand in it least we forget our all important childhoods.

Let's recap.

  1. Where does your inspiration come from? It springs out of my life experiences.
  2. How did you write stories before they started really happening? I could see it coming easily enough. I'd been involved in law enforcement in one capacity or another since 1979. When the officers started embracing the military model and gave up on community based policing Ferguson and on and on started happening. The New York Times is reporting New York is settling the Eric Garner case for 5.9 million. Ouch! How's that for an admission that the cops done choked that man to death? on the sidewalks of The Big Apple?
  3. Why is all of this happening now? The song remains the same but technology has evolved . . . as in cameras . . . for the masses. Check out the murder of Walter Scott and the initial actions of the officer as he tosses a taser near the body. Think of what would have happened if no video was available.
  4. You writing another book? You bet! I've found a passion for social fiction. I've served and protected in a prior life and now carry on the tradition, the life choice to be a part of the solution. To see it for what it is and to hit it with the plain and simple truth.
  5. Have you read any good books lately? Just finished Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Melton. Man is she involved in the truth of the matter. After coming clean about issues in her life she had to come to terms with the dreaded social condemnation of her past. People are basically unable to talk the talk and walk the walk when it comes to issues of forgiveness. Carry on Glennon, You're worth it,
I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.  Brian Selznick

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Picture and the Wisdom of Marie Lu

Marie Lu said it best . . . Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Life with The Swine

Jeez . . . just think, I let Artimus out (she'd be the dog) and Rudy got to licking my toe (that'd be the pink pig). Truffles was just tagging along keeping an eye on things. The Rancher was somewhat put out with the pigs greeting me on the doorstep until laughter overtook the whole thing. It is what it is and everyday is a gift whether it involves a pig on the step or a enormous Elk on the road. I managed to miss it (The Elk).

By the way as per one of my last post, I followed my own advice and didn't attempt to get Rudy to dance.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Desert

Well readers . . . I'm headed into the heat and have no idea about the ability of communicating with you folks. I'll make attempts at posting from the isolation of sand, heat and more sand.

Just encase ya were wondering . . . Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.