on the second day of Christmas

It has spent years on my “Want List” without rising high enough in priority to happen. Bass guitar would be a great compliment to my trombone playing utilizing other muscles when my embouchure is exhausted. Significantly, the bass establishes the chords in every beat of every measure. Knowing this pattern and information is important to anyone trying to solo on […]

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on the first day of Christmas

Friday I created a clever, neat way for Missy to display cards, letters, photos and such. We have been in this house for two years now. She has been using some cheap stick-on clips to display memorabilia on the pillars between our living room and dining room. I’ve not loved the system as it seemed a bit chintzy, but was […]

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neighborhood posse

Neighborhood Posse Ada County, Idaho purpose, principles, bylaws Regardless of who holds the office of county sheriff, responsible adults have the right and responsibility to participate in the defense of, and emergency response of their neighborhoods. To this end, we join together forming mutual-aid clubs as outlined in this document. There is nothing confrontational about it, nor is there any […]

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bad bosses

Inc magazine (online) just published an article quantifying the costs of bad bosses and the horrifying number of them out there. Three out of four employees report that their boss is the worst part of their job. 65% say they would take a new boss over a pay raise. It takes an average of 22 months to recover from a […]

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neighborhood posse

At last night’s Lions Club meeting we discussed planning for next summer’s Kuna Days celebration. It will be the 50th annual, thus inspiring a lot of thought, excitement and conjuring up ways to make it the best ever. Unfortunately, providing “security” and, moreso, “ORDER” is the purview of the police chief… who does not want the extremely popular street dance […]

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pick yourself up

One view says we lost the November 6th election. Some may figure it’s time to head for the hills, find a cave and live out their days in it. Others will simply plod along living on hope that their number doesn’t come up… that they will be allowed to live and permitted occasional pleasantries. The picture to the left shows […]

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sheriff election results

I was unable to attract much money, media or active campaign team, yet thanks to my websites, facebook and personal appearances, I did pretty well in attracting votes in Idaho’s most populous county anyway. I learned a lot about modern media, web-hosting, HTML and such that were good brain exercise and will probably be useful. I made a lot of […]

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Statesman endorsement

The Idaho Statesman, owned by the 3rd largest periodical publisher in the world, unsurprisingly endorsed the incumbent sheriff. I have asked them to publish this response: As one of two candidates for Ada County Sheriff, I met with the Idaho Statesman editorial board. Confident they would endorse the incumbent Republican, I had nothing to lose, so I determined that regardless […]

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Ada sheriff candidate

The Kuna Melba News asked for 400 words describing who Ted Dunlap is and why he is running for Ada County Sheriff. This is my response: Ted Dunlap, 63 years old, semi-retired, current business called “The Fixer” because my best talents are coming up with creative solutions to vexing problems utilizing my varied talents, experience and tools. Experience: 30+ years […]

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endorsement for sheriff Ted Dunlap

I met and spent some time with Delaware Sheriff Jeff Christopher at Canyon County sheriff candidate Ed Hendershot’s event in Caldwell. Jeff is a warm, caring, courageous and knowledgeable man anyone would be proud to know. I sure am. His endorsement of me and my sheriff campaign follows. It is with great honor and privilege that I endorse Ted Dunlap […]

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52 weeks to preparedness

I doubt you have 52 weeks, but the organization and information Tess Pennington has put together at Ready Nutrition approaches priceless … and is FREE. I can quibble over a bit here or there, but those are quite insignificant. The important thing I want to stress is that you should definitely NOT COUNT ON having 52 weeks before our peaceful […]

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