Traffic Lights

Following the path can be compared to timing green traffic lights. If you continue to hit red lights, it may be time to consider taking a right or a left. Pictured: During the Summer, I was nearly bitten by a Rattlesnake. The snake was beneath the sign. It's important to get the sign right. Joseph … Continue reading Traffic Lights

My Thoughts This Morning [I Can See Where I’m Going]

We have an incredible ability to achieve our goals and dreams. It's inside all of us, and we simply have to make the choice. Only you can stop you. Three years ago, if anyone would have said to me, "you're going to build a new life for yourself. Between now and then, you will set … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [I Can See Where I’m Going]

Relapse Prevention Tools [Buying Time]

Last night during my Friday evening Drug Therapy Zoom Meeting, someone opened up about a recent drug relapse. I wanted to share what I told the gentleman last night. Once a person has decided to use, sometimes the outcome may be altered if they can buy themselves some time. We need to delete and erase … Continue reading Relapse Prevention Tools [Buying Time]

My Thoughts This Morning [Actors, Athletes & Politicians]

I can easily compare actors and athletes to politicians. Quite often, people voice their disappointments with a particular professional athlete or movie star. This tends to happen even more around election time. Actors spend their lives pretending to be someone else, but their fans are always surprised to find out that he or she had … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [Actors, Athletes & Politicians]

Graduation Day

Today was an incredibly important day for me. This afternoon, I graduated from an Outpatient Drug Therapy Program. If you have not read those posts, I've been in treatment for the past two years. During these last two years, I have built an incredible new life and made a few fantastic accomplishments. I have started … Continue reading Graduation Day

The Journals [Did Someone Order a Cellphone?]

Like so many other short stories I post here, this may sound too strange to be real. I guarantee this event happened. In fact, it's only rated a five or six on my wierdshitometer! For my life, it was just another day. At the time, I was living in Aurora, Colorado. Aurora in a rather … Continue reading The Journals [Did Someone Order a Cellphone?]

The Journals [Becoming a First Responder]

During my eight years with The United States Army Reserve, I trained as both a Combat Medic and a Heavy Equipment Operator. I did not take full advantage of my military opportunities. Looking back, I regret not doing so. I have spent the past 20 years regretting not becoming a Paramedic. Even now, each time … Continue reading The Journals [Becoming a First Responder]