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Thoughts on the writing process.

It’s been a wee bit since I last posted; between wedding plans, a new dog, and writing a very in-depth post that I can’t seem to find the proper way to finish, it gets far too easy to say “ah, I’ll just write that thing tomorrow.” Well, too often, this hypothetical tomorrow does not come. […]

RaisingLadders Photography on Facebook, Indy, and a few other items.

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I’ve finally put together a Facebook page for the photography business; with the increasing functionality of FB’s pages for services/businesses, it’s almost like you don’t need a home website anymore (don’t worry, I won’t be discarding—I’m always wary of FB crashing and burning as it becomes too Big-Brother-esque for its own good). Become a […]

DCFD's own in Haiti, plus picture compilations.

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First and foremost, I’m proud to see one of DCFD’s own searching for survivors after the terrible earthquake in Haiti. From’s All Eyes feature: Christopher Holmes from the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue searches for survivors in the rubble of a building after a massive earthquake on January 14, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. […]

An open letter.

An open letter to the members of the Washington, D.C. Fire and EMS Department, as well as all readers/fans of RaisingLadders: Every single day, I’m damn proud to polish my boots and walk into the Academy with our patch on my sleeve. Some don’t understand why it’s so important—all the lint-rolling, the posture adjustments, and […]