The “F” Word is not Allowed

*Appeared in the Sun-Times Beacon News on Sunday, May 22, 2011 Police officers don’t use the “F” word. It’s taboo in our culture and when an officer does slip and incorporate the dreaded word, they open themselves to ridicule from their fellow officers. The “F” word to which I’m referring is feelings. In the police […]

Bad Attitudes and Glowworms

*Appeared in the Sun-Times Beacon News on May 8, 2011 In my third grade classroom there was a poster on the wall that read: I wish I were a glowworm, A glowworm’s never glum. ‘Cuz how can you be grumpy When the sun shines out your bum! I didn’t understand what that poem meant until […]