Life as a virus: three things I’ve learned about 15 minutes of fame

By Dustin | November 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Life as a virus: three things I’ve learned about 15 minutes of fame

I’ve become a virus. Like herpes. Or maybe the man-bear-pig flu. You might be wondering: ‘Wuuuuuuuut is this guy talking about?’ Well, you see, back in March I wrote this blog-article-thingy that detailed, in somewhat dramatic but very well articulated fashion, the reasons why I quit my job as a police officer.  It went viral.…

Excellence is Delicious: Navy Cross Recipient Brian Chontosh on Philosophy, Acceptance, and Finding your True Self

By Dustin | June 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Excellence is Delicious: Navy Cross Recipient Brian Chontosh on Philosophy, Acceptance, and Finding your True Self

Brian Chontosh is a little bit of a legend. Now I’m not just talking about ‘he’s a real cool dude’ kind of a legend (although he is). When I say ‘legend’, I mean like a leprechaun sliding down a rainbow into a pot of gold kinda mythical legend. He’s a big deal. The real McCoy.…

Whining through the hard times

By Dustin | May 24, 2018 | 1 Comment

I’m pretty sure Grandpa Hammit would tell us all to stop bitching about how bad we have it. This would be the grandpa that fought in World War II. He’s not around anymore, and I never knew him. But family tradition has it that he was a pretty tough cookie. Normandy will do that to…

Making them understand: a rant on unbridled ignorance (and a cure!)

By Dustin | May 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

I was scrolling through the old Twitter-verse yesterday making myself angry. Ya know, there is nothing like Twitter to really get the outrage flowing. Twitter has none of the mental breaks of a Facebook feed: Fail Army, videos of parents pranking their kids because Jimmy Kimmel told them to, posts from your friends about what…

Dear Tony Plohetski

By Dustin | April 27, 2018 | 2 Comments

Dear Tony Plohetski, I saw your article in the Austin American Statesman. It’s the one where you question whether Austin Police training is too aggressive. Being a sucker, I clicked on it. Well titled, sir, and well played. Nothing like a controversial story to really generate the clicks needed for that ad revenue. Well done,…