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Blame my 4-year hiatus of jumping trains on global warming but I’m back

The timeline of this 70-mile ride is as follows: I reach the yard at 11 a.m. The train arrives in Hagerstown at 1 p.m. The train leaves Hagerstown at 2.48 p.m. The train arrives in Harrisburg at 5.48 p.m. The […]

Blame my 4-year hiatus of jumping trains on global warming but I’m back

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The timeline of this 70-mile ride is as follows: I reach the yard at 11 a.m. The train arrives in Hagerstown at 1 p.m. The train leaves Hagerstown at 2.48 p.m. The train arrives in Harrisburg at 5.48 p.m. The […]

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Taking the plunge in Porto

PORTUGAL — Some of us don't travel the world looking for bridges to jump from; it only works out that way. Two years ago, I went off the 24-meter-high Stari

My jump into the freezing water in Bosnia

Some places enable you to mix history and reckless recreation. Mostar, Bosnia, is one of them. I was in Bosnia in October for a couple reasons. One was the excess

Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop, Chapter 6

Chapter 6 In December 1992 I was the chief witness for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at the trial of Donald Moore and three

Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Less than two weeks after I testified at the second hearing things got progressively worse for me. Whatever thoughts I was entertaining in the back of my mind

Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 4

The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office had come under scrutiny in the past for withholding exculpatory evidence in other cases. The chief investigator in the Carter case, that wasn’t the

Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 3

Chapter 3 It all started in the spring of 1987. I had taken a few months off during my divorce. At that time I was living with a friend. Ed was

Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 2

Chapter 2 After my honorable discharge from the US Army in 1979, I had applied to and was accepted by the Herndon Police Department in Virginia. Maybe I should have returned

Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Truth, oath, honor, and integrity. Simple but powerful words. The definitions that mold the character of an honest cop. Corruption, deception, misconduct and cover-ups. Those words we should never

Detroit Revisited: Off the beaten path

Fifteen years later, I was back in Detroit. On my first, long-ago trip, two weeks before 9/11, I left my belongings in an airport locker — airport lockers, remember them?

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