Monthly Archives: June 2020

Fear, Faith, and Forgiveness

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Since COVID-19 went viral and the world descended into the madness of COVIDiocy, I’ve written a lot about fear and the role it has played in this global fiasco. I even wrote an entire blog … Continue reading

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Protected: Fifty shades of grief

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Mantra of the MIsguided: The New Abnormal

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Pet peeve: the phrase “new normal” when applied to the current locked down, fear-fueled situation. There are a number of buzz phrases, repeated over and over on social media, on public service commercials, in product … Continue reading

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Battle Fatigue: the second wave of government oppression

COPYRIGHT 2020 Debra Littlejohn Shinder The past three months have been tough on almost everybody. Well, maybe not Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and a handful of other billionaires, whose net worth has increased substantially, or Tony Fauci and other public … Continue reading

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Police and the Public: A Marriage That’s Failing

COPYRIGHT 2020 Debra Littlejohn Shinder I guess one of the key ways in which I’m showing my age is that I can remember when the police and most of the public had a good relationship. The good guys (and girls) … Continue reading

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Without a Trace

COPYRIGHT 2020 Debra Littlejohn Shinder Many of us breathed a sigh of relief as state and local governments finally began to lift the orders of mass house arrest under which we had been living for two months — but that … Continue reading

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Behind the Badge

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER Under the gun and behind the badge,there’s a heart and a soul and a mindand a fear that it’s clear everything he holds deardisappears in the tunnel of time. You look in his eyes, but … Continue reading

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Wolves in sheepdog clothing and other human animals

COPYRIGHT 2020 DEBRA LITTLEJOHN SHINDER You don’t have to be a cop to be a sheepdog. But you ought to be a sheepdog if you’re going to be a cop. I spent much of the 90s training cop wannabes in … Continue reading

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