I posted something recently about automobile accidents. In that piece, I wrote, "the two direct causes of crashes are following too closely and distracted driving." I'm going to add a third; selfishness. While patrolling Interstate 225 Friday evening, I was dispatched to a Multi-vehicle Accident [MVA] without injuries. Being dispatched to a crash during rush … Continue reading It’s All Fun And Games Until . . .
Some of you may remember the 1982 Chicago Tylenol Drug Tampering Event. Seven people died from potassium cyanide poisoning after someone tampered with several bottles of capsules and then placed them back on the shelf. Following those seven deaths, multiple copycat crimes claimed even more innocent lives. Back then, almost nothing was sealed to prevent … Continue reading 1982 Chicago Tylenol Poisoning [Re-posted From August 2020]
Following ten weeks of towing vehicles to the impound for law enforcement, my employer moved me back to the Interstate Highway a few weeks ago. Once again, I'm a Courtesy Patrol Driver for CDOT. When someone breaks down, runs out of gas, gets a flat tire, or crashes into another vehicle, we show up. For … Continue reading I’m Not Superman, But I Did Stay At A Holiday Inn Express Last Week
If you didn't already know, I've been divorced from my wife for many years. Six months ago, we stepped onto the road of reconciliation. Until I move to Texas this Summer, we've committed ourselves to the challenges of a long-distance relationship. Relationships are give-and-take. I frequently look to my wife for words of wisdom and … Continue reading Stronger Together, Always
Tuesday Morning Following three days with our Son, my wife and I returned to Chicago last night. Driving in near whiteout conditions for close to five hours, we pulled into the hotel around 9:00 PM. My flight has been rescheduled twice, but I expect to fly out this evening. My wife has to wait until … Continue reading Fighting The Snow To See Our Son
The benefits of two years of sobriety are as follows! Yesterday I flew from Denver to Chicago to meet my Wife. Tina had arrived minutes before me from Houston. After picking up our rental, we made it to the hotel in just three hours. Not bad, considering the brutal below zero temperatures. Before leaving Downtown … Continue reading Amazing Valentine’s Day
Regardless of your spiritual beliefs. Regardless of your position on God. How many of us live their life as if God is watching? How many of us make good [honest] decisions when nobody else is around to see? Joseph Shanklin February 7, 2021
I've known a lot of dangerous guys [and gals]. There are millions of people in this world who can brawl, fight, kick butt, and scrap. There's always someone physically tougher and willing to take things to higher level of violence. How is strength measured? What is tough? Who's a badass? There are certainly more examples, … Continue reading What Is Strength?
Following years of pushback against switching over, I've finally taken the plunge! I have officially purchased and begun using an iPhone. Well, not merely an iPhone, but an iPhone 12 Max Pro. I must admit, my new cellphone is beautiful. And, what did it take to convince me to switch! A woman, of course. My … Continue reading I’m No Longer A Peasant [Pheasant]