Who’s ridiculous now??

When it was time for my lockers to be cleared out at work, I just simply couldn’t do it. So I my husband did it for me. Those buckets he brought home are still in our living room, waiting for me to process them without ending up a dysfunctional pile on the floor, wallowing in […]


This time of year is so draining. It’s not just the heat. It’s the heart. It’s the mind. Its the profound memories. It’s the things you have no control over. The insights. Certain times of years remind you of what you lost and/or what you let go of. Things happen that open your eyes wider […]


The contrast from one event to another is very interesting in the first responder world. I feel it has a huge part to do with acute stress that first responders build. This is just one example of the 1000’s I’ve had. It was the latest. I would love to hear others from any first responders. […]


While I was skimming through Pinterest I saw this quote posted by hhtp://hyplyrikz.com and it immediately jumped out at me.  Looking back over my years as a middle manager I feel like this quote encompasses the route I tried to take when I made this rank. It hasn’t been easy, but I feel like my team and […]

It’s never a simple extrication: Part 1

The following are some vehicle wrecks my coworkers and I have encountered that make you go “Hmmmmm…..”. “That’s not good.” “How are we going to get this done?” “How the hell did they manage that?” “We are going to be pushing the limits of this person’s golden hour.” “This sucks.” “How are they even alive?” […]