"I don't know what this place (world) will look like in 100 years." "Grass will cover the streets, and weeds will cover the rooftops. Then God starts over. I don't think we have 100 years." Joseph Shanklin April 16, 2022
"What would you like to listen to?" "The air conditioning." Joseph Shanklin April 10, 2022
"If you lie to me again, I'll stop hitting you and start beating you!" Joseph Shanklin April 9, 2022
"You know what a tie is don't you? It's the leash your master cut because he knows you ain't going nowhere." Joseph Shanklin August 8, 2022
I want to take a few minutes to say "Good Morning" to those individuals who've struggled with loved ones addicted to drugs or alcohol. The people who have the love and patience to stand by the addicts' side throughout their battle with addiction. So often, we (bloggers) write about the pain and suffering of the … Continue reading Good Morning To Anyone Damaged By Those Who Are Damaged!
Quite a few years ago, I arrived at a theory. I realized that no matter how much I learned over the course of one year, I felt as though I hadn't made any progress. Still, I would always look back and think, "wow, I didn't know much last year!" I believe the more we know, … Continue reading The More You Know, The Less You Know: Explained
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
Re-Posted from December, 2021. The following was copied from my column. I write for a treatment newsletter in Colorado. Close your eyes and allow your mind to scroll back to the past, back to the world of drugs and crime. Whether last month or last year, let's journey back to the inescapable emptiness of getting … Continue reading Acquiesce To Recovery
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!