Batten down the hatches

Well, what I was worried about with the fundraiser has come to fruition — a local reporter has connected my internet/author persona and my real life self. And is writing a story about the case, and the response to it.

Sigh. I knew the veil betwixt my internet/author persona and my real life was thin, but Lord …

Stand-by for an influx of new readers. Hopefully not the deluge from the Nordstream posts. Not sure I’m up to handling two such avalanches.

Anyhoo, welcome new readers. Just above this you should see a black bar with some links, I suggest starting with “Best Of The LawDog Files”. I’m most known for the Pink Gorilla Suit Story, and the Mr Johnson Story.

I do curate the comment section. If you are here to call me names, suggest innuendo, or the like, please be advised that I’ve heard it all — particularly over the last two years — and I’m really just numb to it at this point. Which means that I’ll just mentally grade your comment for grammar and punctuation, then delete it. If I see you more than once, I’ll add you to the Blacklist function, and drive on.

This is an old-timer blog in Internet terms, and I have a lot of regulars in the comments; so if you have questions about the in-jokes — and there are a lot of them — just ask, and someone will probably explain it to you.

If you are interested in the writing part, upcoming anthology releases are in the link under “Raconteur Press”, and scattered randomly on the blog. Other authors you should be reading are found under “Links”.

Speaking of writing, if you want to buy my books, please don’t buy “The LawDog Files” or “The LawDog Files: African Adventures” — the ones offered new on Amazon are from a pirate site and I’m not getting paid for them. I’m working on fixing that.

Meanwhile, you can find all the stories from both those books here on the blog, until such time as I re-release those books under my own imprint. Read them for free.

If you absolutely, positively have to buy a book, please consider getting “Can’t Go Home Again“. My story is the very last one, and a lot of the authors are donating the proceeds to PTSD organisations. It would mean a lot to me.

So, welcome, and take a look around,


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32 thoughts on “Batten down the hatches”

  1. And yall new folks should consider the THE LAWDOG is a former LEO (who lived long enough to have a stint in CORRECTIONS). This means he has friends in Low , High and ALL SORTS OF PLACES.

    1. Bro, thats kinda a d#ck move
      Sog was lamenting a bit and you showed up to the party with salt for wounds.
      This is my first ever comment here and ive lurked for years without adding to the workload.

  2. The four biggest lies in America:

    “I gave at the office.”

    “The check is in the mail.”

    “I’m from the government and I’m here to help!”

    “I’m from the media, and want to tell your side of the story!”

        1. The News Business has always been about advocacy. Newspapers started out as political broadsheets and never strayed far from those beginnings. One of the most successful lies the Progressive Establishment ever sold was the idea that reporters were champions of Truth, instead of purveyors of whatever editorial line their paper followed. It misdirected a great deal of energy into complaining about ‘bias’ when bias was inevitable, and the energy should have gone into getting our own bias out there.

      1. They’re not even in the News Business. They are in the ‘fantasy written as news’ busines.

      2. There’s a reason I call these people “Presstitutes”.

  3. Welp. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Good luck lemme know what, if anything, we can do.

  4. From what I’ve read the “case” against you is BS and I hope the outcome sees you vindicated. Stay strong and positive!

    Maybe you can sue the bastards in return.

  5. Well Lawdog, you’re little secret is out. Good Luck!
    Ulises from The People’s Republik of Kalipornia

  6. “please don’t buy “The LawDog Files” or “The LawDog Files: African Adventures” — the ones offered new on Amazon are from a pirate site and I’m not getting paid for them. I’m working on fixing that.”

    Has this been a problem for a while? I bought both in 2018.

  7. It probably wasn’t difficult to figure it out. The fundraiser was mentioned in a lot of places and those mentioned generally tied your LawDog persona to it.

    If the reporter tried to contact you, the best response would be to suggest that he/she call your lawyer and then gently hang up.

  8. I’ve a number of local friends in LE, and they go through so much. I can only imagine you dealt with similar with your issue. I’ve enjoyed your tales here so much, and sincerely hope your trial ends with you vindicated. Split second decisions are always easy to Monday night quarterback from the comfort of one’s couch, desk, recliner, or what-have-you. I’m sure you’ve beaten yourself up enough over everything, and do yourself a huge favor, and stop. As Robert Heinlein wrote in Friday, “Hindsight is 20/20. It tells you how you busted your head, AFTER you busted it.”

    What happened, happened, however it happened. The only one who truly knows what you did, why you did it, and what you were thinking at the time, is YOU. Be as wise as always and let your lawyer do the talking for you while you carry on with your life.

    Carry on, LawDog, we are rooting for you.

  9. I have been reading here for a while but I don’t quite get the context of this:

    “And is writing a story about the case, and the response to it.”

    Could someone point me towards the “case”?

    1. The Sheriff and the DA got me indicted on a misdemeanor case back in 2020. The trial is finally coming up in December of this year.

  10. I’ve always loved H. Beam Piper’s “Lonestar Planet”. Do him proud.

  11. If she’s really serious about the story, she should do deep background.

    Send her a list of African locations to check out.


    (They don’t even have to be extraordinarily dangerous – IT’S AFRICA.)

  12. I’ve been saving up to buy some of your stuff, Brother, being poor and shite… now I’m glad I didn’t pull the trigger, yet. I want YOU to get what I spend, on your work. Please let us know when you are in control of your intellectual property again, so I’m assured it’s going where it should… best of luck beating the beurocrats, Dawg. May Right win out…

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