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The Chorus I didn’t read the commentary that follows the article about the Providence Firefighter who is suing the city for millions. I didn’t have to, because I already know what is there. The same things that are there every time the words “disability” and “firefighter” are mentioned in the same sentence. You would think that […]


Calls involving kids are the most intense, even when they’re not all that intense, if that makes sense. It’s a small world in the back of an ambulance, and everything happens at a different pace. Simple things like facial expressions take on more meaning, and those looks stay with you for a long, long time. […]

Right Here

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This is a little difficult to read, I wrote a lot of things while at Rescues 1, 3, and 5 during my time as a Rescue Technician, Lieutenant and Captain in Providence, RI; the things that needed to be purged from my mind tend to be the horrific and tragic. Good things happened, they happened […]

At Peace

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Who decides who lives and who dies? Not me, that much is certain. We got a man back, and I was disappointed. Read more here…

Patriot’s Day

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They’re running a marathon today in Boston. An American won it for the first time in decades. As far as me and Mr. Wilson are concerned, Americans have been winning since they burned the HMS Gaspee all those years ago. The memory of what a couple of murderous idiots with pressure cooker bombs that the […]

Peking DUCK

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It’s not every day a fire hydrant comes flying through the window of a Chinese Restaraunt. If these folks don’t add “The Flying Hydrant” to their drink list they’re nuts! I’m thinking 151 proof rum, cherry bomb brandy, orange and cranberry juice with a splash of carbonated water served in a fire hydrant shaped cup […]

Darkness Descends

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I am mentally ill. There, I said it. I haveĀ  been medically treated for depression since 2001, when my phyciatrist prescribed Wellbutrin for my condition. Does it work? I don’t know, but I’m afraid to stop taking it. Prior to being medicated I drank. A lot. It was the only thing that brightened my outlook […]


I was half-way through the Providence Fire Department’s 42nd Training Academy, way back in 1991 when my wife, Cheryl was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The job took me to some dangerous, creepy places over the next 23 years, but that has been a walk in the park compared to living in a body that is […]

Two Kids

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Ben, from Uniform Stories got me talking. Funny what comes up. Things long forgotten return vividly after just a few seconds talking about it.

Done Well

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Ever get the feeling that you missed a great opportunity? Today’s world has become more connected than ever, yet I couldn’t bring myself to do the simplest act of connecting there is. Read more at Uniform Stories…

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