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Kieran

I've been a journalist, teacher, instructional designer, project manager, product manager, business guy... Veteran of the married life for 30-something years. Sort of helped raise one boy to be decent adult. Here to spread my bullshit and read what others have to say.

Deadly Jobs

It’s a tragedy every time a police officer is injured or killed.  But it shouldn’t be an excuse for shooting first and asking questions later.

Every year in the United States about 100 cops are killed in the line of duty.  Half are accidents, the other half is murder.  Cops kill about 1000 people a year.  About 25 times more than people kills cops.

Carol Baskins and the 1 percent

We fled the summer hell in Arizona for heaven — San Diego.

Original plan was to spend more time in the LJBTC community.  No Dogs allowed.  But that got cancelled.  We found a pet-friendly vacation rental in Del Mar, and that’s how Carol Baskins got to rent her time with the 1 percent. She lived up to her name, sort of.

A fan near the Fountain

I just picked the black hat to wear because it was free and relatively clean.

Standing in line at the pharmacy in Fountain Hills, Az, home of Sheriff Joe and his posse, I didn’t expect anyone would notice.

Cops and Control

I like cops. I once tried to help control a riot — we needed the cops to restore order.  I will forever be grateful for their presence that day. My father wrote a book on the history of modern police.  (Sorry it’s out of print).

But cops and the entire criminal justice system need to change.

Last Dance for Lance

Covid-19 has forced us to replace sports with documentaries about sports. Kills time, but fucks up the betting.

ESPN played “The Last Dance”, Michael Jordan’s ode to himself, and 30 for 30’s series on Lance Armstrong practically back-to-back.

Fat Biker: Numb Nards

Covid-19 Quarantine has sent many of us scurrying back to our bicycles.

Some for the first time since childhood. I see them on the bike paths, wearing a T-shirt and jeans shorts with no pads, gears squeaking from the spider webs they didn’t bother to wipe, and weaving all over the road like drunks.

Saving the Salton Sea

I sometimes worry about my mental health.  I’m lying in bed and I get these manic ideas of social research about spatial awareness or even how to save the world. You know bullshit theories.

This is a good one.

Kevin Hotter

Los Angeles Freelance Writer • Comedian • Photographer •

The Writings of Mike Jenkins

Comedy essays and articles

The Bloggess

Like Mother Teresa, only better.

A Midnight Rider

Riding the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

the idle cyclist

cycling less than i plan

Didi Oviatt

Author of suspense novels Sketch, Justice For Belle, Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, and a medley of short stories.

THE MEMOIR LIFE

"Nothing that happens to a writer -- however happy, however tragic -- is ever wasted." ~ P.D. James

stephen metcalfe

notes of the desperate man

A Dude Abikes

The Dude Abides. I'm A Dude AbiKes. I wonder as I wander around Austin on a bicycle.

Jay's Brainstorms

All kinds of ideas and thoughts

The Huntress 915

It's My Blog and I Can Cry If I Want To.....

Ben's Bitter Blog

"We make bitter better."

Oh, For Fuck's Sake

Incoherent ranting & cries from the edge of sanity, mostly.

THE WIDOW BADASS BLOG

"This blog is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." - F.G.

My Life Lived Full

If you aren't living on the edge, you're taking up too much space

Chasing Unicorns

Where smartasses chase unicorns

Nowhere Tribune

News and views from nowhere in particular, somewhere in Texas

A Site for Sore Guys

A place for grumpy old men- ladies and the young are welcome if they feel they are up to it.

Tales from the Land Manatee

My life as a cautionary tale.

icouldbewrong.blog

Informative, invigorating, sometimes even entertaining ... Your comments are encouraged here!

The Out And Abouter

- Satire, Commentary, Satirical Commentary -