Two Days of Mayhem

For the past two days, a Winter storm has delivered snow, wind, ice, and poor driving conditions to the Denver area. The highways and side streets were snow-packed mixed with black ice, a dangerous combination anywhere, particularly in a heavily populated city such as where I live and work, Denver, Colorado. My job requires me … Continue reading Two Days of Mayhem

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]

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 [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]

Love Never Lost

I do not dwell on my pain, but sometimes I write about pain and healing. Pain is vital and necessary. Our pain creates us, and we are our pain. Where would we be without pain and suffering? I believe that everyone has something to turn to during those times of pain and crisis. Possibly a … Continue reading Love Never Lost

Careful What You Wish For [Addiction & Recovery]

Unfortunately for the addict, the enemy is addiction, and addiction has unlimited resources. Yes, our enemy has been planning for battle, going to war, and killing addicts since coping skills first came into existence. Like combat, the battle of maintaining sobriety is a fluid situation, and the enemy [addiction] is watching every move we make, … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For [Addiction & Recovery]