Phillies players and other Philly sports stars have joined in Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons' effort in taking The Philly Pledge to combat COVID-19.
This past Friday, January 19, was my last official day on the payroll of the Philadelphia Police Department. After nearly three decades, I hung up my badge and gun, riding off into the sunset of retirement. I come from a Philly Cop family. My brother, Mike, remains on the job as a Sergeant with the … Continue reading Three decades as a Philly Cop come to a close
On New Year's Day, we welcomed in 2018 with the usual pomp and celebration here in the United States and around the world. In my hometown of Philadelphia, PA welcoming in the New Year means one thing above all others. That would be the annual Mummers Parade. For the uninitiated, the Mummers Parade is one … Continue reading Duffy String Band opens 2018 with bittersweet Mummers tear-jerker
Working the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia To say that the 2017 NFL Draft, held in my hometown of Philadelphia over the last three days, was a major success would be an understatement. I got to experience this signature event of the National Football League up close and in person as a Sergeant with the … Continue reading My Experience at the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia
I've always operated by a credo that I heard Steve Martin use in the film "My Blue Heaven": "It's not tipping that I believe in: it's over-tipping." I almost always tip well. Check comes, I do the math out to 20%, and then usually round-up a bit. I realize this is how many servers make … Continue reading Shady Tip-Gate