Mark D. Barker
“My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel — it is, before all, to make you see. That – and no more, and it is everything. If I succeed, you shall find there according to your deserts: encouragement, consolation, fear, charm – all you demand; and, perhaps, also that glimpse of truth for which you have forgotten to ask.”
Joseph Conrad, 1897
Prior to his retirement in 2014, the author served in law enforcement for 31-years, the last five as Chief of Police for a full-service department in east Central Florida. He is a 1996 graduate of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia.
In addition, Mark is a rated Commercial Pilot and Certificated Flight Instructor.
This blog provides a constructive outlet for his many personal demons, delusions, rants and political frustrations. He lives as a semi-recluse in an arrogantly shabby home in coastal Central Florida with his wife and two dogs.
The views expressed here are merely the author’s own critical personal opinions on the issues and newsmakers of the day and should never be mistaken for fact-based reporting.
In other words, if something here piques your interest – don’t take my word for it. Keep digging, you might be surprised what you find.