Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve

We are making a list and checking it twice. We are the men and women of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department. We are making the list of things we need for New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip. America's Party. A destination of choice for over 300,000 party goers and revelers. They are coming to Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world to release their inhibitions and explore their dark side believing “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” yet the truth be told, the adage “Arrive on vacation, leave on probation” is more to the point.

Las Vegas Metro police is on it and will be out in full force this New Years Eve. If you act up and dampen the party in a criminal way we do have something for you. I am sure it will be a nice story to tell your friends at home that is if they do not see you on “City Jail” or “Cops” before you get to tell your version of the tale. Video does not lie and a diminished recollection while drinking does not a good incident make, yet it makes for good reality television. Make sure you look your best for your mug shot. I jest.

For the most part people come, go to the strip, enjoy themselves, meet new friends and go safely home without incident and with a few photos with the local cops. Let’s hope that is how this year’s New Years Eve celebration plays out. That it is safe and uneventful for all involved.

To all who are working the various New Years Eve celebration throughout the world I pray for an peaceful, fun and uneventful night that everyone safely makes it home from. Stay Safe.

Happy New Year 2011

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tis the Season

December is a great month. This year it is filled with many holidays to celebrate. Regardless of which ones or how you celebrate I hope you spend it with family, friends and loved ones. This season is about connecting with the ones we love and spending quality time with people we enjoy. It’s not about presents it is about presence. Your presence. Your actual full attention to the activity and the person you are enjoying the activity with.

I encourage you to take the time to tell those you love that you love them. It is a season of love. And you never know if you will have the opportunity to tell them again. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us.

Every celebration that is observed in this season is about appreciation. Gifts are exchanged in most instances. From a child time has always been the greatest gift to me. I love to spend time with my friends, family and loved ones. Just hanging out and doing whatever comes to our mind. It is not about the activity it is about the fellowship. It is about the time taken and given by all involved to be a part of someone else’s life. To be a part of someone else’s experience.

As you are running around preparing for the big gift giving day, think of the greatest gift you can give someone you care for, your time.

The value of time is amazing. Many are dealing with job losses and lack of finances. Time cost you nothing monetarily and when you are no longer in this world and have passed away the people who love you will reflect on the time you spent with them. The gifts are perishable. The memory of the time spent is priceless.

Enjoy your time.