Special Operations

You had me at illuminated manuscripts. Recently I had the pleasure of talking with author Tom Lukas about his first book in a developing series, Special Operations. Standing by his ultra-hip 1972 Volvo p1800e coupe dubbed Spycar, which he’s touring  the country in to promote his series, he offered inside access to a mind always wired for […]

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Ridgway Speaks

On July 15th, 1982, children found the body of 16 year-old Wendy Coffield in the Green River near Kent, Washington. She’d been strangled with her own clothing. Coffield was the first victim of the Green River Killer to be found. Even after a second victim was found police had a difficult time believing that they […]

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The United States Constitution just took 23 consecutive hits today as Obama signed 23 executive actions (or executive orders?) under the guise of curbing gun violence: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/16/obama-urges-new-restrictions-on-assault-weapons-magazines-as-part-gun-control/. This is the most egregious attack on the Constitution by the executive branch I have seen in my lifetime. Implementing such regulations is not supposed to be a function […]


Surprise! (not)

From KOMO News (http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Barefoot-Bandit-emails-ridicule-law-enforcement–137990673.html): SEATTLE (AP) — “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore ridiculed police and prosecutors in emails and phone calls from prison recently, undercutting his claims that he’s sorry for his two-year crime spree, the U.S. attorney’s office said in court documents filed Tuesday. In these emails, KOMO says, Harris-Moore allegedly called police, prosecutors, and […]

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Rethinking Rape

Noel Coward once said that it is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. This backward reaction is often true when men and women disclose sexual assault, especially in cases in which the circumstances of the assault do not meet the traditional definition of rape. Our society has been […]

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The Questionable State of Police Records

In 2006, King County, Washington Councilmember Reagan Dunn was roundly panned for drawing attention to an issue with county records that were accessible to anyone via the Internet. His constituents’ social security numbers and signatures were displayed on many documents that were considered public record. Obviously such information could be misused for identity theft or […]

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Psychopathy in the News

Today three news stories caught my attention because all involve murder suspects who have shown no real remorse for the crimes they are suspected of. First, Joran van der Sloot has said that he will enter a plea in Peruvian court that equates to temporary insanity. He is accused of murdering Stephany Flores in a […]

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Excessive Force?

From today’s Seattle Times: A $10 million settlement has been reached between King County and the family of Christopher Sean Harris, the Edmonds man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in May 2009 when he was shoved into a wall by a sheriff’s deputy. The settlement — the largest individual award in the county’s history […]

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Blog Philosophy

After a major life change earlier this year, I had to adjust my schedule and priorities. It was not fair and it involved a traumatic loss, but I trust that God allowed it to happen for a reason. I know He is working right now even though I don’t know what He’s doing yet. As […]

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Typing furiously before he got home, I decided to make another copy. I cut the entire document, many months of notes, from the hard drive and pasted it on the disc whirring in its slot. At that point I knew that a record of all of the threats, all of the frightening behavior, and my […]

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