I don't know if any of you remember, but a couple years back there was a blog called "Jack's Texas Music," written by a police officer out in, of course, Texas. It was the best blog covering that world I've yet seen. "Jack" humanized police officers in a way no law enforcement PR flack could ever do; he could pull your heart out with a sad story one minute, and then make you laugh while he shoved it back down your throat the next. For one reason or another, though, "Jack" stopped blogging and shut it down a few years back.
I considered it a tragedy.
Luckily, "Jack" stayed in touch with me and a few of his other groupies. And he has recently informed me he's back in business. This time, from somewhere in Iraq. So here's a link to a short piece he put up, one I think you'll like, unless you're opposed to the occasional f-bomb. And if you do like it, I'd consider it a favor if you'd drop him a quick comment, so he'll think twice before shutting it down again, leaving me without a fix.
-- Uber Pig