Two More Officers Down

It's been a very sad year for Chicago as the Chicago Police Department suffers more loss as two officers, Ofc. Conrad Gary and Ofc. Eduardo Marmolejo, were struck by a high-speed train while investigating the area of a shots fired call in the 005th District. Both officers were fathers of young children, Ofc. Gary had ...

Censorship: My Unpopular Opinion

In the modern world filled with Social Justice Warriors and people who want to take offense to things on another's behalf, we are seeing a lot of censorship and it's astounding to see that people don't see it. As a writer, you use what words and phrases you need to use. The words that fit. ...

Christkindlmarket in Chicago

If you haven't been to the Christkindlmarket in downtown Chicago, you should really take a trip down to the Daley Center and check it out. There's a bunch of small shops with German cuckoo clocks, tiny handcrafted German houses, and plenty of potato pancakes and bratwursts. It's actually pretty tiny for how much it's advertised ...

“That Is Why No One Will Remember Your Name.”

Consistency is key. Writing in spurts is a sure-fire way to ensure that your work won't get finished until years down the road. Writing each day, even just a little bit, helps establish the habit of writing consistently and allows you to progress your story at a steady pace. Ernest Hemingway would write 500 words ...

Reading Your Own Work

There's something inherent in a writer that breeds constant conflict. We are always conflicted about our work. On one hand, we think our work is amazing and can't understand how it's not on the New York Times Best Seller list. On the other hand, we may pick up our manuscript and read a random page ...

Officer Down 19 Nov 2018

As I write this, there's a wife waking up without her husband next to her. There are three kids wiping the sleep out of their eyes wishing it was all a horrible dream but quickly realizing their daddy will never walk through their door again. Ofc. Samuel Jimenez with the Chicago Police Department responded to ...

Red Dead

Well I've been virtually MIA on my blog so I apologize for that. I don't have an excuse, I just haven't had much to write about so I figured I'd spare you the boring and mundane details of my lackluster daily life. However, there have been some recent updates that you may not find interesting ...

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