It’s Been Fun, and Now I’m Done.

It’s Been Fun, and Now I’m Done.

Editor's note: Chief Magnusson has been a longtime and much appreciated contributor to Calibre Press. We wish him all the very best in his retirement. Although we hope he enjoys some relaxation, we're grateful to hear that he plans to continue writing. Thank you for your many years ...
Columnist Commentary: Educate & Vaccinate

Columnist Commentary: Educate & Vaccinate

In my last article, I seemed to have struck a chord—or a nerve depending on your perspective— regarding increasing violence throughout this nation and the possible reason that is the case.  In this article I am going to deal with another intensifying issue and convey a plea to all ...
How Do We Stop the Gun Violence?

How Do We Stop the Gun Violence?

Across the nation it appears that shootings are up.  If you listen to some talking heads on TV, you will hear several theories on why this is so. I recently heard COVID get blamed in a roundabout way.  They said that was because people have been cooped up for so long.  ...
It’s Time To Vaccinate The Police

It’s Time To Vaccinate The Police

Let me come out and say it right off the bat:  I am in favor of the COVID-19 vaccines.  I realize it is a hot issue made even hotter by the fact that COVID-19 was politicized right from the get-go.  To be fair, however, so was the 1918 Spanish Flu.  Not to give ...
The Final Round

The Final Round

Living in South Florida (and even during my time in North Carolina) I would count down the days towards November 30th after going through five to five and half months of mind-boggling stress with the hurricane season.  Perhaps a sigh of relief once Halloween passed though there ...