Community of Faith

As a family, we split our Sunday Church Service between several different locations. Like most major cities, the Houston area is home to a diverse variety of faiths and religions. Today we're attending The Community of Faith [COF]. It's close to home, and does a great job at delivering a message. Joseph Shanklin March 13, … Continue reading Community of Faith

My Thoughts This Morning [All Things Are Possible]

I finished high school more than 30 years ago. I remember having English classes during the first and fourth periods. I failed English classes because I rarely attended English classes. I rarely participated in English Class because I either didn't show up for school until lunchtime, or I left after lunch and didn't return to … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [All Things Are Possible]

When Did The Rodeo Become A Western Fashion Show?

We're spending this evening at the Houston Rodeo. Once again, I expect to see a sold out event; the Rodeo and the Jon Pardy Concert. The NRG Stadium seats more than 70,000 people. Wow, that's a whole lotta boots and hats! Even though I grew up in Montana Cowboy County, my family prepped me in … Continue reading When Did The Rodeo Become A Western Fashion Show?

Houston 2022 World Championship BBQ Cook-off

We live in a world of relationships and networking. Without question, there are benefits to being approachable, personable, and . . . well . . . nice to people. [Honest and Dependable] will go a long way towards relationship building. When asked to transport a BBQ Pit from Hempstead to Houston two weeks ago, I … Continue reading Houston 2022 World Championship BBQ Cook-off

Careful What You Wish For [Edit & Re-post From October 2019]

For those with addiction issues, maybe you've heard or said this before, "No matter what I do, the drugs always find me!" Yes, that's precisely what happens and exactly how it works. Even if the addict stays away from the people from their past and avoids creating new relationships with drug users, the drugs will … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For [Edit & Re-post From October 2019]

It’s Official . . . I’m A Texan

Pictured: Fishing with my Son. Following twelve months of planning and preparation, I moved to Texas three weeks ago. Following more than 30 years of Denver residency, I didn't hesitate to surrender my Colorado Driver's License for a Texas Driver's License. That's right, I have become a Texan. I already have my Texas Fishing License … Continue reading It’s Official . . . I’m A Texan

Painless Reality

If we live a life of truth and reality, nobody can hurt our feelings. If we're already aware of our personal issues and shortcomings, nobody can hurt our feelings. If we've already owned all of our shit, then there are no surprises. Joseph Shanklin January 2, 2022

Preparing To Turn The Page

The countdown continues. In two days, I'll board an airplane to Texas once more. Unlike the previous 16 trips I've taken in the past 14 months, this ticket is not a roundtrip flight. Why would I return to Colorado if everything I want and need in Texas. Except for a few members of our family, … Continue reading Preparing To Turn The Page

Morning Sledgehammer Scare

Last week while on patrol, I rolled up on a small car parked on the shoulder. The hood was up, and the driver was walking around and talking on his cellphone. After a short conversation, I discovered the vehicle stalled out while driving, so he'd pulled over to the shoulder. Unfortunately, the man locked his … Continue reading Morning Sledgehammer Scare

Always A Miracle Happening Somewhere

In my endless need for education and self-improvement, I spent last Saturday and $200 attending a Forklift Certification Class. It's official; I can now operate a Sit-down Forklift without running over anyone. Well, at least without squishing any small orange cones. Whether or not I can avoid mashing someone with a 7500-pound machine, accidentally or … Continue reading Always A Miracle Happening Somewhere