Standing Inside the Fire

     It’s 3 a.m. in the middle of February.  The alarm just rang for a structure fire.  A large apartment complex illuminates the night sky.  Men and women in yellow coats, ice hanging from their hats, run from room to room, checking for anyone left inside before the entire building goes up in flames.  This is the reality for any fire department.  Any time of day or night.  A person’s worst nightmare is their job, or even sometimes their volunteer activity. Continue reading “Standing Inside the Fire”

A President Embroiled in Scandal

Presidential knowledge of political interference.  Shady business practice.  Hard-nosed journalists trying to get the truth out, despite being labeled as fake news.  This may sound as if it is coming from the political climate of today.  In reality, it is the film “All the President’s Men,” a harrowing retelling of the Watergate scandal.  A conspiracy to sabotage the 1972 Presidential election by the Republican party, it was the driving force in former President Nixon’s resignation, which involved spy games and espionage. Continue reading “A President Embroiled in Scandal”


The Beautiful Bride

     Shotgun wedding was given a whole new meaning as proud ammosexual Theodore Clemmens said his vows to “Ethel,” his beloved Mossberg Pump-Action shotgun. Clemmens then carried his spouse out of the church, in what could only be called a truly memorable moment. The blue Ford pick-up, Confederate war flag hanging proudly in the back, kicked up dust as cans clinked down the old dirt road.  “Just Married” was written in the back window. Continue reading “Gunwives”

The Thin Blue Line

A Pierre Police Cruiser, one of the many life lines for an officer.

    “Get down on the ground!” “Where did she hit you?” “Please slow down at the intersection next time.  Have a nice day.” These are common phrases in a police drama: even more common in the daily lives of law enforcement officers across the nation. Continue reading “The Thin Blue Line”

The First, First Responders

Olivia Harris and Cindy Gross

   “Are they breathing? Were there any weapons involved? Can you see where the blood is coming from?” These are questions that most people would never think that they have to answer, or at least hope they do not. However, in a 911 center they are as common phrases as “how are you doing today?” Continue reading “The First, First Responders”