SECRET SERVICE AGENTS HAVE COURAGE

SECRET SERVICE AGENTS HAVE COURAGE What would you do at the sound of gunfire? Hit the deck? Move to cover? Maybe you'd run in the opposite direction? For most people, these are reasonable and appropriate reactions to an active shooter, but that's not how a Secret Service agent, on a protective mission, will respond. Quite... Continue Reading →

THE LIFE OF A SECRET SERVICE AGENT

A RARE GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF A SECRET SERVICE AGENT Here's a rare glimpse into the life of a Secret Service agent circa 2008. 2008 was a campaign year (McCain vs. Obama), and I found myself assigned to the Candidate Nominee Operation Section (CNOS) detail of McCain's vice presidential pick— Sarah Palin, the governor of... Continue Reading →

Easter

Easter- the Holiest of days on the Christian calendar. Back in 2008, I was fortunate enough to travel with then Vice President Dick Cheney to Jerusalem, Israel.  My particular assignment was to guard the main entrance of the King David Hotel, where the Vice President was RON’ing (Secret Service slang for “Remaining Overnight”).  It just… Continue Reading →

How many drafts did you write?

In his book, “On Writing,” Stephen King said when he finished writing a story, he would put a physical copy of it in a drawer and forget about it for at least six weeks.  This was so that he would have “fresh eyes,” when editing. My story, sat on top of my desk for “only”… Continue Reading →

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