Who has the bigger, uh…authority?

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My latest article is live at Uniform Stories, check it out, and that’s an order!   http://uniformstories.com/stories/ems/respect-my-authority

More Zen Questions

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“…am I this way because I was a firefighter, or was I a firefighter because this is who I am?”   I’m in my yard rambling, and while my body wanders through the gardens and weeds my mind wanders into places that I should have forgotten years ago. Sometimes a TV show does it, just […]

And Furthermore

At the risk of sounding like a jerk, I need to confess; I do not give a rat’s behind if they put narcan in our drinking water, have mandatory narcan inoculations in case we overdose, equip every school aged child with a Narcipen and have the CDC issue a mandatory evacuation of every city and […]

For Now

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  http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140703-2-people-shot-in-providence-taken-to-rhode-island-hospital.ece Inside there are babies being born, cancer being treated, lives saved, some lost as families rejoice or cope with their loss, doctors and nurses missing their families, security working the holiday to make time and a half so they might be able to buy something nice for their girlfriend, a world of people […]

Dear Regina,

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This comment appeared on the JEMS Facebook  page in response to my blog post and subsequent commentary there concerning the media’s coverage of the spike in accidental overdose deaths this year: Regina Littel KoeppelMy son just OD on Heroin. I live In beautiful neighborhood & home. My children went to best private schools and r […]


Maybe we forget that all of this could be gone in a blink; the freedom we take for granted, the gift of choice, the ability to do what we want, become who we choose and live our lives the way we see fit, not the way we are told. Some of us cannot forget.  Some […]

The Heroin Epidemic is Over!

I have great news. The heroin overdose epidemic is over! I know, I Googled it. The most recent story about it was in May. At least that’s what the lack of news stories about it would have you believe. I guess the news cycle has cycled onto better things now that the people who bring […]

Out with the Old

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I didn’t like who I had become. I knew I needed to step up my game, but had no idea how to do so. Then, a friend told me the secret.   “It’s not the situation, it’s the way you respond to the situation that matters. How you act is entirely up to you. You […]

Last Ride

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 from Fire Engineering Last Ride 06/24/2014 By Michael Morse It’s crazy, but every now and then I have to remind myself just how good I have it. You would think that being a firefighter on one of the best departments anywhere would remind me of that every time I went to work or, now that […]

Enough at Uniform Stories

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  http://uniformstories.com/why-20-years-may-be-enough-firefighting-for-me I wrote this a while ago before I retired (23 years) thanks to Uniform Stories for resurrecting it, and all who have supported fire/police/ems/military members and their families. It’s a great career but it ain’t cheap.  

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