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Virginia Is For Amp Lovers

Virginia Is For Amp Lovers

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I had just returned from a secret assignment, one in which I saved the Organization’s petunias, and I was beginning to question my mission. After all these years, it never ceases to amaze me how challenging this job can be. Call me a crazy fool, but I’m always expecting more than just empty congratulatory lines […]

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Spying In The Grand Canyon State

Spying In The Grand Canyon State

| June 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Chief finally caved in. It had seemed like I could only score assignments under cold and cloudy conditions, but I cheered when The Chief gave me an assignment where I found sunshine and warmth. Spy work is so much more pleasant when the sun is out and its rays shine through the windshield of […]

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‘Sin’ Is In: The Spy Hits Las Vegas

‘Sin’ Is In: The Spy Hits Las Vegas

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

After a few weeks of lying low, I received a call from The Chief. “Hop in your car and drive into the heart of the desert,” he barked. “I need you to find the best high-end guitar in Vegas.” I scrambled to get my ducks in a row, jumped in my car and drove for […]

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Sleuthing In ‘The Steel City’

Sleuthing In ‘The Steel City’

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

He did it again… The Chief gave me an assignment in a city that’s typically blustering with snow and wind in the middle of winter. “The assignments have to be done well in advance of their being published,” The Chief said. But, this time, I fooled the weather and The Chief. You see, on the […]

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The Road To Rhode Island

The Road To Rhode Island

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was Independence Day. Or, at least, that’s the way it felt when I was traveling through Rhode Island on my most recent mission. And when I say “Independence Day,” I don’t actually mean in the traditional sense. Certainly not as in the summer-centric, family-oriented holiday that’s filled with fireworks and backyard barbecues. Far from […]

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There’s Gold In Them Stores!

There’s Gold In Them Stores!

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

While I was hibernating during the cold winter months, a call came in for me from The Chief. “It is imperative that you search the city of Sacramento for the best selection of bass guitars, and for astounding customer service,” he barked, rousing me from a bleary-eyed cat nap. I came to attention rather rapidly, […]

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A Mickey-Free Anaheim Excursion

A Mickey-Free Anaheim Excursion

| January 15, 2013

I was hiding out at an undisclosed location when I got a call from The Chief. “Get to Anaheim, pronto!” he barked. “You must find the best alto saxophone retailer in Southern California.” Wondering whether I might be able to stay for the NAMM show, I was roused from the idle life of an off-duty […]

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A Tale Of A Fateful  Connecticut Trip

A Tale Of A Fateful Connecticut Trip

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

A bell rings out as we glide alongside a buoy bobbing up and down in the placid water. I’m slowly becoming hypnotized by the repetitive sounds of the rushing waves and the entrancing sights of undulating white foam that encircles and trails behind us. Today, I’m on a ferryboat headed to New England, and it’s […]

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MI SPY: TEXAS RANGER

MI SPY: TEXAS RANGER

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The rest of the country (including our esteemed Editor) calls a writer of articles in this series a “Spy.” We here in the Republic of Texas would call him or her a “Ranger.” Chuck Norris jokes aren’t jokes here; they’re words of inspiration. We’re proud of how Frank Hamer nailed Bonnie and Clyde without wimping […]

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Bluegrass And MI Sleuthin’

Bluegrass And MI Sleuthin’

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was time to polish my spyglass in preparation for a long journey to the land of horses and bluegrass. (That’s bluegrass as in Kentucky bluegrass, not the style of music.) But, I’ll bet there is plenty of music there, as well. My assignment, if I chose to accept it (which I did), was to […]

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