Following ten weeks of towing vehicles to the impound for law enforcement, my employer moved me back to the Interstate Highway a few weeks ago. Once again, I'm a Courtesy Patrol Driver for CDOT. When someone breaks down, runs out of gas, gets a flat tire, or crashes into another vehicle, we show up. For … Continue reading I’m Not Superman, But I Did Stay At A Holiday Inn Express Last Week
If you didn't already know, I've been divorced from my wife for many years. Six months ago, we stepped onto the road of reconciliation. Until I move to Texas this Summer, we've committed ourselves to the challenges of a long-distance relationship. Relationships are give-and-take. I frequently look to my wife for words of wisdom and … Continue reading Stronger Together, Always
Tuesday Morning Following three days with our Son, my wife and I returned to Chicago last night. Driving in near whiteout conditions for close to five hours, we pulled into the hotel around 9:00 PM. My flight has been rescheduled twice, but I expect to fly out this evening. My wife has to wait until … Continue reading Fighting The Snow To See Our Son
The benefits of two years of sobriety are as follows! Yesterday I flew from Denver to Chicago to meet my Wife. Tina had arrived minutes before me from Houston. After picking up our rental, we made it to the hotel in just three hours. Not bad, considering the brutal below zero temperatures. Before leaving Downtown … Continue reading Amazing Valentine’s Day
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 [honest] decisions when nobody else is around to see? Joseph Shanklin February 7, 2021
Following years of pushback against switching over, I've finally taken the plunge! I have officially purchased and begun using an iPhone. Well, not merely an iPhone, but an iPhone 12 Max Pro. I must admit, my new cellphone is beautiful. And, what did it take to convince me to switch! A woman, of course. My … Continue reading I’m No Longer A Peasant [Pheasant]
Breaking the Cycles of Dysfunction, it's the obligation of every Mother and Father. Addiction, Molestation, all patterns of Abuse, and anything else classified as Dysfunction. As parents, we must devote ourselves to stop the madness. Otherwise, what the f**k are we doing as parents? Something I love about my wife, and the mother of my … Continue reading Never Give Up Or Surrender!
Before I accepted my current employment, I'd been working in the field of Traffic Control for some time. Throughout the last two months with that organization, we'd been working overnight for two months. At the beginning of each shift, we had been expected to stretch for 15-20 minutes as part of our safety meeting. Now, … Continue reading I Missed The Sign
When my wife asked me, "how do you know you love me," my brain began to spin out of control? I immediately kicked off an answer in the form of an essay. On the one hand, the answer is a story spanning more than 30 years of my life. At the same time, the answer … Continue reading How Do I Know That I Love Her?
Even though I've worked extremely hard for everything I have, never again will I take anything for granted. I know what it's like to lose it all. I've experienced being completely alone, with absolutely nobody calling or caring. Like an island castaway, the depths of that loneliness cannot be fully explained. The fall left me … Continue reading Take Nothing For Granted