Happy Holidays

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A few weeks ago, my son Jim, married a wonderful girl named Kasia.  They make a great couple.  They aren’t teenagers and they hope to have children and soon.  I hope so.  I look forward to becoming a grandfather.

On the day of their wedding, I had a conversation with my oldest son, Bob, and his girlfriend, Colleen.  I’m named after my father, so I am junior.  My son is also named after my dad, so he is the third.  Colleen never met my father and is always mixing things up calling me senior and Bob, junior.  She asked if I would mind if we started calling me senior and Bob Junior.

I’m afraid I may not have answered it as nicely as I should have.  It had already been a long day and I reacted poorly.  I’ve thought about it quite a bit since.  Although I realize I should have been more polite my stand remains.  The titles, senior, junior or the third are not positions that one moves up to.

My father was the greatest man I’ve ever known.  His courage and wisdom, as well as his dedication to his family, community, and country, will always stay with me.  To assume his name, Robert J. Weisskopf Sr. would cause him to vanish.  I want him to be remembered by my sons and their children. I want them to remember my father’s story.  He is immortal if he is remembered.

I too would like the same immortality.  I’ve been retired seven years and there are not many people left that remember me.  I want my sons to tell their kids about me and then my grandkids to tell their children the stories.

I write my articles and my books so my grandkids will someday look back and see their grandfather or great grandfather accomplished something special.  They’ll be able to read my work and learn about me.  They’ll see my opinions and learn my morals and ethics.  They’ll learn about me and my friends and family.  Hopefully, they’ll pass this on to their children.  That’s my shot at immortality.

As I get older, the importance of not being forgotten grows.  When I was a teenager, I believed I’d live forever.  Now, after several close calls, I know I’m no longer on the uphill climb in my life. I look forward to passing my experiences to my family.

I find the importance of family is greater than most anything else.  I also know that family extends beyond blood relations.  I have a small family through blood and a huge family in blue.  To all my family I want to wish a Merry Christmas and a healthy, prosperous New Year.

Thank you,

Robert J. Weisskopf Jr.

Book Signing

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Larry Casey and I will be holding a book signing on December 14th, 2019 from 10 AM until Noon at the Starbucks located at 4159 W. Peterson, Chicago Il.

Remember books make great holiday gifts so come on by, join us for a cup of coffee, and pick up your signed copies of our work.

We look forward to seeing you.

Pick your Platform

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The Journey of the Freighter Lola series, and my cookbook, Dining Not Just Eating are available in both paperback and Kindle E-book.  That means that you can always have something great to read with you.  If you are a traditionalist the paperback books are a great size to carry.  If you prefer you can download the Kindle E-book versions.  My short story, Ambush in the Forest is only available as a Kindle E-book

I love my Kindle reader and I also have a Fire tablet.  They come ready to download an E-book.  and read like a regular book.  However you can download the Kindle Reader App to almost any platform.  IPads are great and so are most any Android tablet.  You can load one of the Journey series novels to your phone and always have it with you wherever you go.

The Kindle Reader App is available for both Apple IOS and Android phones.  Now there is no reason not to have the book you are currently ready with you.  With the Kindle Reader App  you are always up to date when you switch from one platform to another.  Read a chapter on your lunch break using your phone and pick right up on your Kindle Reader later when you are reading in bed.

Where ever you see me you can always find me with my books ready to read

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After 112 articles, over seven years, my relationship with Law Enforcement Today has come to an end. The owner has chosen to move in another direction with his magazines content and writer policy. I wish him the best of luck and success in his future endeavors.
For those of you who have enjoyed my writings you can still find my archived articles at Law Enforcement Today.
I will still be writing for you. Law Officer and CopBlue will now be publishing my work. Please be sure to check out those sites and sign up to be notified when new articles are published.
As a matter of fact, I have a new article that will be released tomorrow, so look for I KNOW WHO I AM, in CopBlue.


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Exciting Adventure Series

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This is what all my work is about.  Here are the six novels I spent three years working on.  The Journey of the Freighter Lola follows Jack Tracey as he explores new worlds, fights off evil bandits and pirates, and finds his real family.

Four hundred years in the future and on the far side of the galaxy Jack and the crew of the Freighter Lola are tested over and over.  Enjoy the story and begin your journey today.

All six novels are available from both Barnes & Noble and Amazon in paperback.  They are available as Kindle E-books from Amazon and are part of the Unlimited free downloads if you are an Unlimited member.

Click on the Shop for My Books link in the menu and you will find you to links for all of them.

If you would like to sample before you decide click on the Samples of My Books link in the menu to find selections from each novel as well as my cookbook.

Begin your Journey aboard the Freighter Lola today.

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On-line Articles


I’ve been busy lately.  I am now writing articles for three different online police magazines.  Since 2012 I have written for Law Enforcement Today.  I have published more than 110 articles with them.

Just the other day I published my first article in Law Officer magazine.  Today my first article was published in CopBlue.  I hope to have a long productive career with all three.

I’ll be busy.  I don’t publish the same article in more than one magazine.  That’s only fair to the magazines and readers, and would be the lazy way out for me.

So, look for my links when a new article is published.  You’ll probably see a lot more.  As always I appreciate your feedback on my articles even when it’s negative.  Also you’re welcome to share online any of my articles among your families, friends, and communities.

Help out each of these sites by LIKE-ing their page, joining their group, or signing up for their notification lists.  It is a great way to make sure you get notified when my work and others get posted.

You will be able to find links to my current articles as well as all I’ve written in the past through the menu choice Police Articles.

I’m going to need ideas, so your comments are always needed, and I love it if you can join me for coffee when you are on the NW side of Chicago




More Police Articles

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I’ve been writing articles for the online police magazine Law Enforcement Today since 2012.
The online police magazine Law Officer just released my first article for them and Cop Blue will release my first article in their online magazine on August 8th.

I look forward to working with all three online magazines.  They are each fine and supportive organizations working diligently to train officers and promote officer safety and health.

If you haven’t done so already I encourage you to go to their websites, join their mailing lists, track down their Facebook pages and LIKE them. You don’t want to miss any of the fine articles and programs they offer.

My articles will be linked on the menu bar at Police Articles.

Thank you for your support

Run low and zigzag,

Robert Weisskopf