The Rest Is History

This is the time of year we dream big, vow to make changes, create goals, and promise to transform into a new and improved version of ourselves. Then we allow life and other responsibilities, naysayers, doubt, and fear to veer us of course. At times when you’re feeling frustrated by lack of progress, or the

Build a Comforting Fire Safely

Self-Defense and Safety is sometimes just doing things in a sensible, cautious manner. I often tell people, if they truly knew how boring 90% of executive protection work is, it wouldn’t seem nearly as “sexy”. Being as we have a serious cold front coming (and a bunch of snow) I thought this might be a

Protect Older Relatives from Theft and Fraud

I view self-defense and personal protection as including many facets and categories. Maybe it’s the police officer in me, or that I simply like people. But I also look to see how I can protect others as I have developed the skills and ability to protect myself. Working in law enforcement, one of the things

Natchitoches

A husband and wife were driving through Louisiana. As they approached Natchitoches, they started arguing about the pronunciation of the town. They argued back and forth, then they stopped for lunch. At the counter, the husband asked the blonde waitress, “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce

Have a Safe Road Trip

Family car trips are a summer standard. Here’s how to make your next long-distance car trip enjoyable and safe: • Pack a first-aid kit, water, blankets, snacks, and a flashlight. • Bring headphones for all electronic devices, so noise doesn’t distract the driver. • Schedule frequent rest stops, so kids don’t get restless. • Keep

How to Avoid Tantrums during Family Travel

Travelling with children can be a lot of fun, but there is also a downside. No one wants to be on the road with a child who is having a temper tantrum, but happily there are ways to avoid letting children get to that point in the first place. It is important to work out

Lincoln Settles a Problem

Abraham Lincoln ran a legal practice, but he never encouraged litigation that was unnecessary. One day, as Lincoln was working at his practice, a man entered the establishment in an impassioned state. He pleaded with Lincoln to bring suit against a man who was impoverished and in debt. The man wanted to sue the debtor

Movie Trivia

The movies are full of make believe, but some movie magic can be even more extraordinary – and in some cases downright bizarre – than most people are even aware. The famous sketch of a nude Kate Winslet in Titanic was actually drawn not by her co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio but by director James Cameron. Nor