It's not been easy to write the past few months. I've been working from 4 AM to 3 or 4 PM Monday through Friday. On top of that, I'm going through something challenging physically. Once again, I will have to climb another mountain. Hey, what's one more mountain, right? Following four years of on and … Continue reading Preparing To Publish The First Book of The Series
Category: Life’s Lessons
Life experiences vs signs.
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
"So, what did the doctor tell you this morning," he asked his wife, struggling to hide an ugly scowl on his thin, dark features. A sudden wave of sadness filled her mind as a single tear tried to fall from one tired eye, but didn't. The room seemed unnaturally quiet as the woman prepared to … Continue reading Causing Pain, That Other, Ugly Coping Skill
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!
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! Re-Posted From January, Last Year.
If you haven't watched the series 'Yellowstone', I definitely recommend the Western on Peacock. Since I grew up on an American Indian Reservation in Northwestern Montana, the show hits home for me. If you like Crime Drama or Westerns, you'll probably like this.😊 Here's a quote from a Season 3 Episode. "We can't stop the … Continue reading Yellowstone Quotes Intro
"What would you like to listen to?" "The air conditioning." Joseph Shanklin April 10, 2022
"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
"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
"Cowards rule the world. All you have to know how to do is blame and complain." Joseph Shanklin January 3, 2022