Tag: firefighting

Population: 485. Miles: Who Knows.

Thirteen years ago this book arrived at my house on Main Street in New Auburn. I took it on tour and haven’t stopped since. Still not stopping. But gonna retire this edition, park it within sight of my desk as a reminder of good fortune, good people, and the everlasting thicket of tangents. Special thanks…View post

Three Days on the Road–Fire and EMS

Looking forward to speaking with firefighter/EMT/paramedic/first responder groups the next three days in Weston, Marshfield, and Rhinelander. It has been my privilege to be involved in Fire/EMS for over 25 years now. Especially enjoy how we all show up with different backgrounds and occupations but can speak the same language (S.A.M.P.L.E., surround-n-drown, B.S.I., water hammer,…View post

Forty Years of Service

It was my recent honor to be present for an event in my hometown of New Auburn, Wisconsin, to honor Chief Ernie Sylvester (below, center, in shorts), retiring after 40 years of service to the village and surrounding environs. It was my privilege to serve 12 years beside the Chief and my other neighbors.  

Writing Riddle

Came back to the desk to find this on my computer screen: Can you guess what happened? Answer below (don’t be distracted by the smudges, they’re electronic and I put them there after the fact):   [Insert Jeopardy! theme here]   I was working on a manuscript when the pager went off. Switched from typing a…View post