Not an excerpt. Simply a conversation between two characters from my Novel. After a quiet dinner, Soloman and Shelby walked the path to the treeline and back, where they dropped into the loveseat on the porch. Only one hour past sunset, the temperature had already dropped by nearly twenty degrees. Soloman leaned over and kissed … Continue reading The Tomato Plant [Re-post]
I'm posting a short conversation between my roommate and me this morning. I was in the kitchen when he came out of his room and said, "damn, I hate waking up!" I responded, "I wouldn't say that too often." Words are powerful. We should always be careful about what we may speak into existence. Happy … Continue reading Words Are Powerful [Re-post]
A few days ago, I heard someone from upstairs may be sick. This morning when I came up from the basement and found a resident in the kitchen, I knew immediately. What did I learn? Well, he was wearing a mask while he made himself a cup of coffee. Following a brief conversation [separated by … Continue reading Covid In The House [Once Again]
Pictured: A small pile of pre-made ready-to-go signs. We've all seen them, those individuals who spend their days asking strangers for money. Some stand outside the store, asking for change. Others hold a cardboard sign and sit or stand along an intersection or highway offramp. And a few roam from parking lot to parking lot, … Continue reading Panhandlers & Addiction
When I found a small pile of broken glass in the yard, I knew it was over. Joseph Shanklin October 3, 2021
It's a well established fact; not all Drug Addicts are Dirt Bags. Furthermore, not all convicted Drug Offenders are Dirt Bags. That said, many of them are Dirt Bags or worse. For Convicted Drug Offenders, I believe there should be a balance between enforcing consequence and allowing someone to keep their dignity. Keep in mind, … Continue reading Who Wants To Watch People Pee? Gross!
Twelve months ago, I accepted employment as a Tow Truck Driver slash Safety Patrol Driver. My job is diverse, and I spend approximately half of my time working as a First Responder. I enjoy helping people, so the opportunity to work side by side with The State Patrol, Local Law Enforcement, Fire Department, and Emergency … Continue reading Seeing It All At Work