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F’d Up Story

“Throw ’em up and let something shine. Going out of my fucking mind.” – Linkin Park, Bleed it Out I use the word “fuck” several times in Soul of a Lifter. One of the many real-life characters in Soul of a Lifter is an informant I had when I was a detective in the 1980’s. […]

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Reporting Drunk Drivers Campaign – Part 1

Drunk drivers are a social plague. Starting a 3-step campaign to protect our children who use the same roadways as drunk drivers. 1st, just contacted MADD and donated 100% of my royalties of a textbook I wrote about how to investigate Impaired Driving.

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Policing Soul of a Lifter

The Adult-Child

“Hello.” “I’d like to speak to the coordinator.” “Speaking.” “My son wants to know how he can make-up a missed exam. He has to go to the islands for his sister’s wedding.” “Where’s your son?” “Right here.” “How old is he?” “22.” “Who are you?” “His mother.” “I can’t answer that question because it would […]

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Fitness Policing Soul of a Lifter

Earn the Right

I taught college law enforcement for 20 years, 13 years as program coordinator. My last year, a parent complained that I was the rudest person she’d ever met because I said NO. I said NO to her son, a grown man who wanted to be a police officer but couldn’t call me himself to ask […]

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Fitness Leadership Policing Soul of a Lifter

Psychology of Leadership – Part 5: The Very Best

I was lied to. There isn’t hell to pay if you don’t give your VERY BEST. The biggest professional challenge I’ve had is not losing one of the fundamental rules I was taught growing up – give your VERY BEST. During 35 years of working in public sector organizations, I’ve been baffled at what has […]

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Psychology of Fat Loss – Part 4: Lifting is a life-saver

My cure was iron. Lifting weights SAVED MY LIFE. Several times. Here’s how: First, lifting weights helped transform my childhood obesity and dysfunctionalism.  Lifting weights was part of the fat-fighting trilogy – lifting weight, running, eating right. Secondly, lifting weights saved me from a manual labour Darwinism that chewed up over 90% of my peers. […]

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Policing

I’m back writing case law articles

I’ve been writing case law articles about interrogation law for Reid & Associates, a company that specializes in interrogation strategy, for several years. I used to be a detective – 6 years out of my 15 year former police career. Interrogation was my strong suit. Getting confession for major crimes is a tremendous challenge. I’ve […]

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Policing

Psychology of goals

  There is infinite literature that tells us about the virtue of goals. But goals alone won’t score any points. Goals need badass drive and determination to become an unstoppable force. If you can be stopped, goals are nothing more than entertaining anecdotes. -from X Fitness Training Manual Desperation is a force of nature. It has […]

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Policing

The psychology of the street brawl

The psychology of the public disturbance. I saw a street brawl Saturday night in on Division St. outside the gym. Looked like a hockey fight. Made me think of the 1960’s hit Eve of Destruction – “Hate your neighbor but don’t forget to say grace.”  I had to call the police because all three lanes […]

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Policing

Police character.

Policing changes you. Like any job, it’s transformational – good or bad. Policing is a character in Soul of a Lifter. It connects the human characters. True stories are used to show how a profession acts as an intersection of unique but similar personalities. We all have a distinguishing character, a one-of-a-kind DNA. But we […]