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

The Answer Is Always Yes

Throughout my adolescence, my mother told me I could be anything and all things were possible. She was correct; God rest her soul. Even though we must all struggle, these things are certainly true. The path will be cleared of obstacles. Assistance is forever available. The answer is always yes. Unless 'we' impede our way, … Continue reading The Answer Is Always Yes

My Personal Evolution

A Journal Introduction From stinging monster, soaring eagle, and phoenix rising, I have evolved through the ranks of Scorpio, ultimately emerging from the ashes of decay. When I proceeded to begin blogging two years ago, I had only recently returned from the land of the dead. Or, as some may see it: The drug world. … Continue reading My Personal Evolution

My Thoughts This Morning [Just Say Maybe]

Recently, I came across an intriguing article about addiction recovery. This particular piece compared the following: (A) Quitting through a structured program, such as The Twelve Steps. (B) Quitting through abstinence. The abstinence method eliminated the use of a Higher Power and focused exclusively on the concept of the addict being their own Higher Power. … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [Just Say Maybe]

What’s Next?

Following four years of drug use, I sobered up 28 months ago. Shortly after cleaning up, I began writing. I fell in love with writing instantly, swearing myself to her for life. Oh yes, for myself [Writing] is a woman. How else could I explain such an intimate relationship? Fortunately, my wife has witnessed the … Continue reading What’s Next?

I’m Back From My Son’s Graduation

My personal list of mistakes and bad decisions is extensive. Some of them I've written about, and others continue to remain on hold. I've had more than my share of failures, but I excel in one particular area of life. Together with my wife, I have made two beautiful and amazing children. Both of my … Continue reading I’m Back From My Son’s Graduation

Symptoms of a Disease

Over the past eight months, I've had the opportunity to participate in thousands of miles of traffic. My current job as a Courtesy Patrol Driver isn't my first driving position, but it's the most demanding, both physically and mentally.  My workdays are unpredictable and require me to adapt to fluid situations such as Multiple Vehicle … Continue reading Symptoms of a Disease

Do Not Suffer In Silence

I will not live in the past, but sometimes the darkness pushes its way towards the front of my mind. It feels like a dream in many ways; foggy memories of another life and world—a hazy drug-filled landscape spilling over with bandits and mayhem. Much like World History, we cannot afford to forget the past … Continue reading Do Not Suffer In Silence