Writer’s Notes: What’s on Your Bookshelf?

It’s a little late for April Fools’ posts so I thought I’d take a look around my office and develop something that’s been percolating in my brain for months now. It’s called, “What’s on your bookshelf?” The literal one, not your Kindle. Continue reading Writer’s Notes: What’s on Your Bookshelf?


Ramblings from Hal: Reprise of A Funny

The following is not really a practical joke, it’s just funny as hell. I worked a Morning Watch Foot beat on Hollywood Boulevard in the late 70’s. As I’ve said before, it was probably the best job I ever had. Continue reading Ramblings from Hal: Reprise of A Funny

Roll Call: Short Dogs

By Mikey, Retired LAPD MANNY AND THE COLLAPSIBLE BATON Friday and Saturday nights in Hollywood rock, so I made every effort to be outside as the Watch Commander or assistant W/C. At the time, the clubs on Vine north of Hollywood Boulevard were some of our problem bars/clubs. Usually, if we anticipated trouble, we’d stop a cruiser or two in the center turn lanes of Vine Street just north of Hollywood Boulevard. The area was known for attracting opposing “groups,” so this location was a good place to be. One summer night two officers and I had our units stationed … Continue reading Roll Call: Short Dogs