May 1, 2020 Los Angeles, California Happy May Day! LAPD Detective III’s Harry Bosch and Steve Hodel: Some Synchronicities, or “How I Learned To Do the Boschanova” I had some fun making this one. This is a fifteen-minute video comparing the life of Michael Connelly’s fictional Detective III Harry Bosch with my own real-life story.…

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April 21, 2020 Los Angeles, California I was going through some boxes from storage yesterday and came across a box of  LAPD Retirement goodies.  Hard to believe its been thirty-four years, but there you have it. Back then, and I assume it continues through this day, most officers had a “retirement party” gathered for food…

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April 12, 2020 Los Angeles, California Easter Sunday  DA Lt. Frank Jemison, senior detective appointed by the 1949 Grand Jury to reinvestigate the unsolved “Black Dahlia” murder, on February 1, 1950, accompanied by LADA detective Frank McGrath and LAPD detective-sergeant Finis Brown and a court reporter,  Ms. Florence Weber, drove from DTLA Hall of Justice…

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April  6, 2020 Los Angeles, California Just finished listening to this morning’s “Crime Junkie” podcast in which Ashley Flowers with her co-host Brit Prawat present their examination into the investigation and arrest of 17-year-old, William Heiren’s as the purported 1945-6, Chicago “Lipstick Killer.” Kudos to their 48-minute podcast which I highly recommend as it gives…

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April 3, 2020 Los Angeles, California The last few months have been a tough time for all of us. I thought I’d try and bring a little light from the past to try and brighten the present and remind myself and others of the joy and glory of BEING. I wrote this poem some forty-three…

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