Good police officers and journalists are the first societal line of defense against tyranny, and of the inviolable human rights of the individual, and of a free society. If in pursuit of the mission that defines them, they incorporate integrity, and courage, and sacrifice, and honor, they make their jobs noble.
“She smiled, looked him over as if she were considering whether to buy a floor lamp, if she could afford the price or if it was worth the bother at all -- floor lamps were out of style. Her blue eyes offered compelling images, not gates, to her soul, and he caught a quick glance into deep wells. He had a brief look, too, at long brown legs, shapely, enticing -- female. Her hands fluttered in small gestures so smooth and delicate he had an impressionist image of wings passing through a spider web without breaking a single silken strand, and maybe, judging by the impish smile, to pick a pocket:
Her presence was so powerful it startled him." from Chandler's Bar (a novel) by Kevin O'Kendley
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
Kevin O'Kendley is the owner of Carbuncle Moon, and the author of all original material -- cartoons, blogs, shorts, essays, articles -- on the website (there has been a very limited editorial input in some of my work). All quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts. The only blogs not time-dated are those advertising nonprofits. All nonprofits are vetted, investigated, though after the summer of 2018 my vetting has lapsed: (6/1/21).
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