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Multi-tasking: Catharine Bramkamp

It is currently understood that it takes 20 minutes or more to re-focus your attention after a distraction.  Every time we hear a ping, we react. 

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Roll Call: Northeast Vice, the Queen and the Motor Cop

By Mikey, Retired LAPD     During my vice tour at Northeast, from late 1978 to 1980, I had some very fun times, dangerous times and stake-out boring times. But … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Multi-tasking: Susanna Janssen

I’m driving to the airport this beautiful autumn afternoon. I could be listening to my Italian lesson CD to make good use of time, but a pressing assignment is calling forth my multi-tasking prowess.

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Special Post from Las Vegas

** Special Post ** FYI: Readers may know that I live in Sonoma County–Petaluma, specifically. We are experiencing a catastrophic firestorm, primarily in Santa Rosa, where I lived previously. The … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Call Box: The Strange Case of the Poisoned Mushrooms

What follows can only be described as an act committed by me in a moment of weakness. Not done in a mean-spirited manner but only because I had lost control so to speak, and, well, “the devil made me do it.”

October 8, 2017 · 4 Comments

Multi-tasking: C. Hope Clark

MULTI-TASKING: BALANCING ENTREPRENEUR AND AUTHOR   By C. Hope Clark   Rarely do I make a presentation before someone in the audience asks how I balance my personal life with … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Ramblings: Boy, that was close!

Did you ever have an incident happen to you that made you think, boy, that was close? I’m sure that I’m not the only one who just barely escaped death.

October 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Multi-tasking: Susan Littlefield

My 17 years as a paralegal taught me how to multitask.  I would be working on one project when another case needing attention fell into my radar, or my boss would hand me something else that could not wait.

September 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

View from the Tower: Kevin Cooper

We’ve all heard the story about Kevin Cooper (AKA David Troutman). He’s the convicted killer who escaped from the California Institution for Men (CIM) State Prison in Chino, California only to break into a home in Chino Hills, and kill five people.

September 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Multi-Tasking: Marilyn Meredith

Oh, I am the champion of multi-tasking, though not quite as good as it as I used to be.

September 22, 2017 · 17 Comments

Cop Talk

For all things about cop culture-the work, the family, the days off.

The purpose of this page is to educate writers of all genres to be accurate in their portrayal of law enforcement professionals. This includes meter maids (I was a "lovely Rita" many years ago), dispatcher, patrol officers, detectives, and administrators.

I have many resources in my 35 year career in California law enforcement. I index and explain common errors that found in all media. Guests will also post about police professionalism today and tomorrow as well as historical articles about the way things used to be, "back in the day".

Examples of police media myths: missing persons cannot be reported by anyone but the family; missing persons reports can't be taken until the subject has been missing 24 hours; all cops eat donuts.

You get my drift.



Just the Facts, Ma'am posts Sundays and Fridays. Sundays scheduled writers Hal Collier, Ed Meckle, Mikey, and John Schick take us through the days and nights of those who protect and serve.
Friday postings feature authors sharing their thoughts about this journey we call authorship.
Extra postings will include California 'Officer Down' notices or something special. I will update progress of my current literary project as they develop.
--Thonie Hevron

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