Growing Up On The Reservation [Flathead Lake Monster]

Since 1889, there have been well over 100 documented sightings of the Flathead Lake Monster. Many depict the creature as a large fish, but most describe the monster as a snake-like creature, measuring 30 to 40 feet in length with large steely black eyes. The serpent form protrudes from the surface with several bumps and … Continue reading Growing Up On The Reservation [Flathead Lake Monster]

From Flat Tires To Felony Theft

Once more, my job is rarely boring. Yesterday was Friday, and like most Fridays, I spent the day rolling from one highway crisis to another. Crashes, Disabled Vehicles, and other miscellaneous problems had our drivers working tirelessly for most of the day Around 2:30 PM, I received a call to move a vehicle to safety. … Continue reading From Flat Tires To Felony Theft

Growing Up On The Reservation [School Racism]

Pictured: Polson High School. Polson, Montana. I struggled terribly in school. Not because I couldn't do the work, but for several other reasons. Racism [Racial Politics] was close to the top of the list. Racism; we've all been givers and receivers. Everyone has been guilty of racist thoughts to some degree. Everyone has been the … Continue reading Growing Up On The Reservation [School Racism]

The Truth Will Set You Free [Even While Driving]

The Truth Will Set You Free As I've written before, my job is never dull. Anything that can happen on the Interstate Highway happens while I'm at work. I've witnessed Horrific Accidents, Car Fires [The CarBQ], Medical Emergencies, Stolen Vehicles, and too many Deer lying on the shoulder. The danger is never-ending and tends to … Continue reading The Truth Will Set You Free [Even While Driving]

Choosing Commercial Free

Commercial Free I understand the significance of commercials and marketing. Regardless of this fact, I do not give my time away willingly to such things. More than ten years ago, I began muting my television during commercials. I no longer listen to local radio stations. Heck, I even mute the volume at the self-checkout before … Continue reading Choosing Commercial Free

God Is Watching [Re-post]

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs. Regardless of your position on God. How many of us live their life as if God is watching? How many of us make good decisions when there are no witnesses? For myself, I must never stop. Self-inventory is essential if I'm to stay on my path. Joseph Shanklin February 7, … Continue reading God Is Watching [Re-post]

Careful What You Wish For [Re-post From September 2019]

Careful What You Wish For Re-post 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] … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For [Re-post From September 2019]

Nearly Smashed At Work

Since adolescence, we've been educated not to play in traffic. So, what do I do? I accept employment requiring me to work in 'live traffic.' So much for making rational decisions, huh. Without question, my job is hazardous. Whether patrolling, assisting drivers on the Interstate Highway, or helping The State Patrol with automobile accidents, I'm … Continue reading Nearly Smashed At Work