IACP 2014 Wrap-Up

Uh, it was awesome.

I met some folks I’ve only known virtually, but whose work I admire fully.

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Boise and Arlington Police Departments represented above along with us locals from Palo Alto and good ol’ Mountain View!

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Chief dropped by and we, of course, had to take a photo. And I finally got to meet Tim Burrows, retired Toronto PD Sergeant and all-around swell dude changing the face of law enforcement social media.

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Icing on the cake? I was able to meet Michele Leonhard who is the Director of the DEA. While I know their stance on several areas is unpopular with some folks, I appreciated meeting a woman who holds such a high ranking position within the U.S. Government. It was fascinating to hear her story and how she tried to get into the Los Angeles Police Department back in the day.

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Here’s to hoping I get to go attend in 2015!

Third Day at Real Escuela: Shepherds’ Dressage or Beware of Drunk Mice



Originally posted on EquiGeo:

Jerez de la Frontera is famous for horses, wine and flamenco, and that day we missed only the flamenco.

My third day in Real Escuela started with three more lessons. As always with horses, everything is more difficult than it seems. So I’m in the process of a slow transition from being a passenger on a world-class, know-it-all, cruise-control horse to actually riding and improving my skills. Everything which was good (or “Super!” as Joaquín likes to says) yesterday is not good enough today.

Ok, the horse does Spanish walk, but it’s not enough as he doesn’t stretch his legs fully; ok, you are doing tempi changes (that’s cute), but the horse is not entirely collected; your horse should be straight and he is about 5 degrees to the left, and so on and so on. But this is how I like it – Try. Rethink. Repeat. This is how…

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