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Tales from the Barking Muse by Gerry Goldshine

Fiona, the barking muse

Fiona, the barking muse

And the author has chosen–wait for it, wait–“Tales from the Barking Muse” to honor his canine inspiration, Fiona.

Tales from the Barking Muse by Gerry Goldshine

Fiona has tons of personality. She inspires her human regularly.

Fiona has tons of personality. She inspires her human regularly.

Gerry has been a regular contributor for months now. It’s about time he gets his OWN space.

However, there are so many choices for snappy names that we’re a little overwhelmed. Here is Gerry’s take on the name game. Vote for one or suggest your own.


How does “The Cite Book” sound?
OR perhaps like the old song, “Radar Love”?
This one’s kind of long; it’s from season one of Adam 12….”The Only Thing Black & White About This Job Is The Car.”  “Eleven Eighty-Three” (actually I kind of like that one) 11-83 is police speak for traffic collision unknown if injuries, ambulance enroute.
“Five Deuces” (My single shift record which I believe still stands and also a play on the poker hand) .

Starting tomorrow, check in for his humorous three-part post about an unusual  pursuit.

Traffic Officer Gerry Goldshine circa 1985

Traffic Officer Gerry Goldshine circa 1985

Gerry was born in Providence, Rhode Island but raised in Southern California. 

Upon graduating from California State University, Los Angeles, Gerry enlisted in the Army and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.

After leaving active duty in 1979, he worked for Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. From 1980 until his retirement

2 comments on “Tales from the Barking Muse by Gerry Goldshine

  1. Wandering Voiceless
    May 7, 2013

    I kinda like a combo… “The Cite Book” with the tag line of “The only thing black and white about this job is the car.”

    :>

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