It’s a Wednesday – I just wonder how my friends are doing…all of my friends …. but especially those of you who have been struggling…

Last night, I watched Oprah’s interview with Whitney Houston’s family that I had recorded.  The thought that kept going thru my mind is that we never know what demons someone close to you might be fighting.  It is very personal, it may or may not be visible to others, but most importantly…we must fight our own demons..no one can do it for us and money and success is not an insulator.

I have talked before about the incredible men and women who volunteer their lives for volunteer fire departments.  They are heros living right next to you that are willing to risk their lives and screw up their family Christmas to help you.  I have not previously mentioned the men and women who volunteer to be reserve police officers – these are the folks who are willing to train on their own time, work on their own time and risk their lives on their own time to backup professional police officers.  I would say it is a more thankless job than being a volunteer firefighter…I’ve been there – I’ve done it…I cannot tell you what the draw is…but thankfully there are men and women willing to do it.  I taught a computer certification class to several of them last night – they should have received more than a little piece of paper acknowledging their huge accomplishment. 

That’s about all I have to talk about today…

Until next time….

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  1. Ian McLaren: “Let us be kind, one to another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle.”I think most people don’t realize and can’t comprehend the psychic pain that some people battle with day in and day out.You are right money and success are not insulators, if anything, I believe they are multipliers.I have never heard of volunteer police. Wow. It is amazing how giving some people are of their time and talents.

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  2. Interesting…reserve police volunteers? I’m curious. What’s the average age? Are they allowed to carry a weapon and a badge? Are there any of them that always wanted to be policemen, but could not cut it in the academy? Can they arrest people? Are they like the posse from the old days?

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  3. Nina, I love reading your blog too! And agree with your new admirer Nick that you are very insightful. I have seen pictures of you in your uniform and you were a little hottie! people who are willing to put their lives on the line for others deserve a whole lotta respect.

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  4. I love reading your blog. You are very insighful! Keep it up. Comment on me be my friend! -Nick

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