Correcting the narrative

The esteemed mayor of Saint John is back to attacking Police and Firefighters again. It seems to be a weird obsession. Let me add some context to his rants.

He mentions in his latest blog that his son was assaulted because Don insisted employees were benchmarked. This…

Countering a false narrative.

The following are my own comments and mine alone. I do not speak for the union or the department.

Its quite disheartening that I am writing this to say the least. However as some of you know the outgoing Mayor of Saint John has once again…

Flashed

You have all heard people say their life passed before their eyes in near death moments. Well I've experienced something similar though not nearly as dramatic. Since I have made my decision to retire from the fire service this year I've experience “flashes” Of people I have worked with…

Man up?

How many times have you heard that in your life? Man up boy. Be a man. Men don't cry. On and on. I always felt I lived up to those expectations. Played the “ manly “ sports. Chose a macho career as a Firefighter. Had lots of fights…

Man up!

How many times have you heard this in your life?

“Man up, boy!”

“Be a man!”

“Men don’t cry.”

On and on. I always felt I lived up to those expectations. Played the “manly” sports. Chose a macho career as a Firefighter. Had lots of fights. Stood my…

I wrote a blog!

So I'm writing a blog. Why? I have no idea. Will there be more than 1? No idea. What will they be about? No idea. Get the picture? Consider it therapy. For me not you. I can take suggestions. Will I listen to them. No idea…

D S Hodgson

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