Award winning writer drawing from experiences as clergy, cop, and stay at home dad.
How to create and maintain the space you need in life.
Tactics for dealing with the perpetually sour.
Two stories about times I looked danger in the eye in my life, and ten things I learned in the process.
An article about what makes for the quality of one's opinion in life.
In this piece I outlined what I found to be best practices in excelling at public speaking as a naturally introverted person.
Originally, "What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?" This article went viral, and currently has a million views.
A few stories about when I regretted being forced to arrest someone by law or policy.
A detailed explanation of why you should cross your fingers for the former, from someone who has experienced both.
A detailed walkthrough of my patrol car loadout.
A simpler-than-you-may-think explainer about how to navigate police interrogation.
A breakdown of what's required and what's optional during a traffic stop.
A breakdown of my forensic capabilities as a patrol officer.
All the "Don't Be That Guy" stuff in law enforcement.
A short primer on ways to deal with an officer acting in bad faith.
I use a specific question about marijuana law enforcement to speak more broadly to the legalities of search and seizure generally.
A walkthrough of a typical impaired driving investigation.
A look behind the scenes in what goes into negotiating for hostage release in law enforcement.
An alliterated explanation of why you shouldn't flee from police. 2012 Shorty Award winner for Best Answer on Quora.
I answer a question here regarding what triggered my suspicions as a police officer.
A description of what was on my mind and my to-do list when I was sent to investigate a possible suicide attempt.
Just why do some police officers come off as being so prickly?
Here I field a question about qualities characterizing a good police officer, drawing parallels to Dr. Seuss's "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"
An analysis of each party's potential benefit from impeachment and removal.
In this article I outline ways 2020 Democratic presidential candidates can better speak to the concerns of people living in rural areas.
Here I describe the process I use to improve my character descriptions in fiction writing by systematically observing the activities of real people in public.
A chronological guide I wrote as a guide to partners of pregnant women on what to expect through pregnancy, delivery and first days at home.
In this article I speak about the process I've gone through in developing a relationship with my infant daughter, and how it's normal to not be instantly head over heels in love with a child.
An ode to my wise late grandfather.
Drawing a parallel to an ongoing construction project on my farm, I discuss five ways to help ensure a business or other venture starts off on the right foot.