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!
"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
This morning at the Houston Catholic Co-Cathedral of The Sacred Heart, the Houston Fire Department Honor Guard, together with mourners, gathered to remember the fallen Fire Fighters from the past year. Sixty-four names were called this morning. That's 64 men and women who died in the line of duty fighting fires in the city of … Continue reading Houston Fire Department & Honor Guard At The Houston Catholic Co-Cathedral of The Sacred Heart
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
Summer evening in Denver, Colorado, about 20 years ago. I was undergoing treatment for drug dependency. My counselor had a way of getting his point across. We piled into a large white van and drove from the treatment center to stop number one. We would visit three locations that night, each time taking enough time … Continue reading The Tour
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
I frequently hear, read, and use this word. I thought it would be interesting to post the definition. Here are two different but similar definitions of [Synchronicity]. The simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection. An apparently meaningful coincidence in time of two or more similar or identical … Continue reading Synchronicity Definition
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!
What . . . Can't-Remember-They're-Own Name-Mental-Midget . . . invented these contraptions of insanity and ignorance? Seriously, some of these seatbelt chimes are over-the-top ridiculous. How loud and repetitive do they need to be? Okay, venting complete. Joseph Shanklin August 2, 2022