Two officers fall in the line of duty, yet nothing will ever change

It was just another Tuesday on the job, but for two police officers halfway across the country from each other, it would be the last days of their lives. In San Jose, Calif., Michael Johnson — a 14-year veteran of SJPD — was shot and killed by a madman on a balcony with a high-power …

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The Junk Drawer Mystery (Or, The Night The Beatles Hung Out Without Me)

I understand the concept of the junk drawer and welcome it in my life. Every place I've ever hung my hats, I've had such a drawer — a place that begins empty and limitless and over time just collects the physical junk of my life. Tacks, nails, and tools; tape measures and scotch tape; cords …

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