Tom Lind

If you want to know something about me or have a question about this website, send your question via the Feedback Form and I will be happy to respond.

Most commented posts

  1. Guilty Until Proven Guilty — 55 comments
  2. Teachers With Guns! — 15 comments
  3. Growing up in Mt. Washington — 15 comments
  4. Teachers With Guns – The Sequel — 13 comments
  5. Politically Speaking! — 12 comments

Author's posts

Jun 28

My Old Man

As a boy I only knew my grandfather from my mother’s side. My paternal grandfather, John, was dead long before I was born. In that he died of his own hand my Father was reluctant to speak of him so I knew very little of his life. Now that I am a grandfather I feel …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/my-old-man/

Jun 20

It’s Not the Guns!

Every time there is a mass shooting incident in this country I brace myself. I know what is coming and I know I am going to get upset. I try to prepare myself but all the preparations I make do not seem to help. In the end, I am still upset. I know the conversations …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/its-not-the-guns/

Jun 13

Reflections on Being A Police Officer

On  June 11th, 2016 the J.B. Covert Masonic Lodge presented its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony. The Lodge, in partnership with a local Boy Scout Troop, accepted flags from around the community to be retired in a proper and respectful way. In addition, the lodge chose to Honor law enforcement by burning a scroll containing all the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/reflections-on-being-a-police-officer/

Jun 06

On Gorillas and Such

Somethings in life are inexplicable. Somethings defy logic. Somethings defy understanding. I am, of course, talking about the outcry over the killing of the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla known as Harambe. This article is not intended to be just another report detailing the incident. That story has been told over and over. The intent here is …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/on-gorillas-and-such/

May 30

Memorial Day – 2016

On this Memorial Day I feel compelled to tell the story of two of my cousins, both who tragically died in the service of their country. This is not a story of death in combat nor a story of bravery and heroism, not in the traditional sense. But it is a story that I feel …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/memorial-day-2016/

May 23

My New “Career”

A while back I wrote a blog article titled “Notice of Unretirement”. In this article I denounced retirement as a state of existence that was not entirely to my liking. I declared myself back on the job market and then sat back, waiting for the offers to come rolling in. Unfortunately, the groundswell of offers …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/my-new-career/

May 16

Thank You for Your Service

Recently I was fortunate enough to have been able to scratch two items off my bucket list. Thanks to the generosity of family and friends, I was given support (money) for my birthday that enabled me to take a trip to Washington D.C., which was a bucket list item. Additionally, I was able to travel …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/thank-you-for-your-service/

Apr 04

Notice of Unretirement

I officially left the ranks of the employed on January 16th, 2014 following over 50 years in the workforce, in several capacities. I must say, I am not impressed with this so-called life of leisure. I wasn’t very impressed when it started and my impression of retirement is not any more favorable after several years. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/notice-of-unretirement/

Mar 03

Farewell To Friends

Hearing of the death of a loved one or a friend or even an acquaintance is always difficult. I find myself contemplating their loss and feeling an emptiness that is difficult to comprehend or describe. Fortunately, time heals all, to some extent. Those that we have lost shift in time from a hurting memory to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/farewell-to-friends/

Feb 25

The Good Guys Wear White Hats

When I was growing up, many years ago, times were simpler. As a child, I was taught the difference between right and wrong and when I failed to acknowledge this difference, or chose to violate my parents teachings, punishment was sure and swift. I did not always do the right thing but I always knew …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://townehouse.net/the-good-guys-wear-white-hats/