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A Howard Watson Intrigue

Howard Watson here.Glad you could join me. Many of you have written and asked how I met my wife Carol.For those of you who have read The Gordian Knot this rendering might sound repetitive.My best friend and fellow FBI colleague John Mason and I were Army officers stationed in the same camp in Vietnam. Two years later by happenstance we found ourselves roommates in the FBI Academy at Quantico,...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

I am Howard Watson. Glad you can join me again. After my last post I received quite a few queries on how I met John Mason.For those of you who didn't read The Gordian Knot my best friend and colleague John Mason and I met in Vietnam. I remember it like it was yesterday.When I stepped off the transport plane in Vietnam a blast of hot air hit my face. The place felt like a furnace. The country...
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A Howard Watson Intrigue

I am Howard Watson.I am an FBI Special Supervisory in Charge of a Washington, D.C. unit that focuses on weaponry, forensics and other illegalities that cross state lines. I have been an FBI Agent for over 20 years. I graduated from West Point Academy, fought in Vietnam and I am fluent in the Russian language.My wife Carol is an attorney and we have three sons, two of whom are twins. My oldest son...
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Skinny Williams Jazz Concert for Haymarket Center

Dear Friends and Supporters of Haymarket Center,Just a reminder of the Skinny Williams Jazz Concert fundraiser for Haymarket Center on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.  Click on the link below as it will offer you a sample of Skinny’s wonderful sound. He is a dynamic performer and we are fortunate to have such a great artist perform for our fundraiser on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from...
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Saving a Chicago beach

This isn’t just any beach in Chicago I’m trying to save. In my opinion it’s the greatest beach in Chicago I’m trying to save. Chicago is known throughout the country for its beautiful front yard – we call it Lake Michigan. With its miles and miles of flowing tresses bordering one entire side of Chicago, many beaches are described as home to thousands of people from Memorial Day to Labor...
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Diamonds are a retailer’s best friend

“Others are on their way,” she said. “They will come armed with revenge. My little brother’s death will not go unnoticed...not by you or the venomous terrorizers who keep fighting over rocks they call precious. Precious to whom? Not my people. They will come, just like me. This is in no way over. The diamond owners and intermediaries must end their hold over our children and my country....
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Haymarket 676 Stair Climb

Haymarket Center is a comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment center located in the West Loop. Each year since 1986 Haymarket has held a summer festival thanking the staff and volunteers for the tremendous work they do. Haymarket supplies FREE food, rides, animals, arcades, photographers, etc. to all who come to the Festival (mostly staff, their family members and donors). Alderman...
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Cancer: are they really looking for a cure?

I remember when I felt the lump in my breast. It felt huge. I would like to say I was calm, but I can’t.  I…freaked…out.  At the time I had two little kids (three, counting my husband) and I was only 35 years old. I had just been to my doctor’s office and was told everything was fine.  My mammogram exam showed nothing significant. However, the very-next-week the lump found...
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