Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My crazy BFF

Coco is our third Chinese Shar-Pei. The first one, Pu, was a bear-coat. After he died we acquired Moshuh, a horse-coat. Coco is a brush-coat (bordering on a bear-coat).

Typical Moshuh look



Friday, August 12, 2016

new book available

The third book in the Greycliff Chronicles: For Queen and Country is now out. You can purchase it through any bookstore. It is also available for Kindle readers.



https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Country-Greycliff-Chronicles/dp/1532906811/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471053027&sr=1-4&keywords=for+queen+and+country


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It's Olympic time

Who doesn't love the the excitement of the Summer Olympics? I'm an Olympics junkie. I just can't get enough of the spectacle. Of course, my favorite part of the Games are the equestrian events. I love the Three-Day Eventing, show jumping, and dressage. I also enjoy the Modern Pentathlon, rowing, sailing, archery, martial arts, swimming, shooting, water polo, and gymnastics.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Who is that man? Coats of arms and heraldry


According to Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, “Heraldry is that science of which the rules and the laws govern the use, display, meaning, and knowledge of the pictured signs and emblems appertaining to shield, helmet, or banner.”  Fox-Davies goes on to explain that Heraldry comprises everything within the duties of a herald while Armory is heraldry (the emblems and devises).


The herald was a messenger and proclaimer. Heralds might accompany monarchs on journeys, read official notices in town squares (remember most people couldn’t read), and act as announcers at events. As their status grew, they started wearing a uniform called a tabard. Heralds even went along to war as an observer and to record details, as documented by chronicler Guillaume le Marechal in 1173 at the Battle of Drincourt in Normandy. The heralds would record the coats f arms of those nobles fighting and later, at tournaments, they would announce the combatants (as seen in the movie “A Knight’s Tale”).


Friday, January 8, 2016

nominations being accepted for annual Telecommunications awards

It's that time of the year again. The Associated Public Safety Communications Officials, International,  Inc. is accepting nominations for the following:

Don't forget to nominate someone who is deserving of these prestigious awards. We would like for nominees from our State to be presented to our Chapter so that we can recognize them as well. All nominees from our State will be put into a drawing to attend next year's Western Regional Conference which is always closer to home and full of knowledge.
Check out the APCO International's website for further details on nominee requirements
Thanks,.
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Sandra Barfield - NV APCO President
Dispatch Manager
University of NV, Las Vegas Dept of Public Safety
Las Vegas, NV
sandra.barfield@unlv.edu