Archive for the ‘How I See It’ Category

Parents of the Year

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

John and Laurie Sittley of Chesterfield, South Carolina

So says The Bone. Why? Because they had the guts to turn their kid in for buying bomb making material and planning to blow up his school and everyone in it…including himself…no great loss there. The kid’s name? Doesn’t matter. He wanted to be famous for it. The Bone isn’t gonna help him.

John and Laurie Sittley however deserve accolades upon accolades, a ticker tape parade, a gajillion million dollar award, at the very least. I mean it. If they hadn’t discovered the plot and turned him in…if he had gone through with his despicable plan, everyone everywhere would be asking the same question…

“Where were his parents?”

So let me ask this question now. Where are all those people now? Huh? Why aren’t they fawning all over the Sittleys right this minute, telling them how awesome they are and what a wonderful and amazing thing they did? I mean if things had gone the other way you can bet they would be all over them wanting to know why they didn’t know their kid was so messed up. Look at the aftermath of Columbine and Virginia Tech.

Hey Sittleys…The Bone noticed. You guys are so courageous and I, for one, bow to your greatness. What you did had to be about the hardest thing you have ever had to do but your decision very probably saved a great many lives…including your son’s. I applaud you.

May God bless you both and bring you peace.

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Smurf Village

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Things at Smurf Village are still trippin’! We are some happy little blue people…well most of us anyway… :D

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Even Better

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

You know what is even better than having your own dreams come true? Being able to be there when your friend’s dreams come true. Trust me…that is so very awesome! I can’t stop smiling, inside or out.

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One Year Ago…

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

It was one year ago today that you slipped away from us. Has it already been that long? It’s hard to believe…especially since I still miss you so very much. I wear something of yours just about every day and I talk to you a lot. I know you are in Heaven with Jesus now but I still carry you here with me always. I love you Ruby and I don’t think I will ever stop missing you.

I think you would have really liked this song and it makes me think of you, so this is for you…today and always…

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What a Wonderful Evening

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Went with Mama & Pops to see Celtic Woman in concert last night and it was FAB. U. LOUS. On my goodness, if you ever in this lifetime get the chance to see these ladies in person, do it. It will be money very well spent.

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This Says It All…Where I’ve Been Lately…

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

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Stepping onto the Soapbox…

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I didn’t give birth to them. I didn’t gestate for nine months. No, really, I didn’t. They have four legs instead of just two. They are covered in fur instead of skin. They don’t have thumbs. They don’t speak…well, not English anyway. But, they love me immensely. I love them even more.


When they are sick, I will take care of them. I will hold them and love them and do everything in my power to nurse them back to health. I will. And if you cannot understand that, I really don’t care. You want to have a problem with it? Go ahead. Have a problem with it.

I. Don’t. Care.

Whenever they need me, I will be there…whenever…every time. Why? Because, “…inasmuch as you did it to the least of these, you did it to me”.

‘nuff said?

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My Valentine

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

I have a Valentine and I think he loves me. Want to see? Are you sure? Click to see more…


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Friday, January 25th, 2008

How do you say “Goodbye” to a hero and do it right? Click here and see how we did it.

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So Hard

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Yesterday was probably the hardest day of my career, by far. We buried Jarrod. He is the third of my brothers in blue to be killed in the line of duty in my 24 years with the Chesapeake Police Department. His death has hit me particularly hard. I am sad, to be sure, but I am also very, very angry. I’m dealing with it…day by day.

I wanted to share a few photos of the day with you from our local paper. These shots were taken by Chris Tyree and Stephen M. Katz for the Virginian Pilot. Our Department Photographer is working on a memorial presentation which I will share with you when it is finished.

One shot that isn’t here that touched my heart so deeply was what we saw as the procession passed by one of our local primary schools. The entire student body was standing outside of the school holding little flags with their little hands over their hearts as we passed by. That is a memory I will carry with me always.

We stand one less
But no less strong
Our thin blue line
Will carry on

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