"When you consider the pain you cause a person to be that person's fault, that's evil." Highly Recommended! Joseph Shanklin August 12, 2022
Category: Drug / Alcohol Addiction
Writings for the recovering addict, and the addict not yet recovering.
It's important to pause, place the drama of this world aside, and take a couple of days to remember the meaning of Christmas. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I love this holiday! God Bless! Joseph Shanklin Christmas, 2022
This was one of my first pieces of writing. At the time, I was still in my first year of sobriety. I've had a couple of people ask me about the meaning of 'Damages.' They feel I'm placing addicts on a pedestal. I surely don't set the average drug addict or anyone else on a … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]
Yesterday, I had Green Eggs & Ham for the first time. Actually, it was good considering the eggs were, in fact . . . green. Three days into an 11-day vacation, I'm having the time of my life. Rollercoasters, Haunted Houses, Rides, Special Effect Shows, and a variety of food, the fun never stops. Joseph … Continue reading Green Eggs & Ham For Breakfast At Universal Studios
My wife and kids have been to Disney World several times. This will be my first time visiting the park. In fact, my first time visiting Florida. We're flying out later today for a nine-day vacation in Disney and Universe Studios! For all of the recovering addicts out there in the world, you really can … Continue reading I’m Going To Disney World Today
Summer evening in Denver, Colorado, about 20 years ago. I was undergoing treatment for drug dependency. My counselor had a way of getting his point across. We piled into a large white van and drove from the treatment center to stop number one. We would visit three locations that night, each time taking enough time … Continue reading The Tour
Quote: Money is what we trade our lives for! Joseph Shanklin July 26, 2022
For those who have been reading this blog, you may know that I've been driving a tow truck and working as a First Responder for the past couple of years. Truck Before I moved to Texas from Denver in December, I spent my days patrolling the Interstate Highway and working alongside the Fire Department and … Continue reading Driving A Forklift While I Wait For My Test
Democrats across the country have been working to defund Police Departments. Cities like Austin and New York have reduced and reallocated Police Budgets. The results have been an increase in crime that cannot be denied. Democratic Mayors have yet to acknowledge the problem even exists. Interesting, the same people who want to defund The Police … Continue reading Only An Fool Would Defund The Police
In 1939 Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz made this line famous. Lions and Tigers, and Bears, oh my! Since then, these words have been hijacked repeatedly for a variety of reasons. First, I'd like to say the following has little to do with my previous drug use. In all of my life, I've … Continue reading Lions, And Tigers, And Bears!