Damages [Spring 2019]

Title: DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain letting us know that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable we protect ourselves, our hearts, and sometimes our lives. It's in this way that most people understand and cope with pain. Whether … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]

My Thoughts This Morning [A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out]

Title: You Can Do This [Taken from The Adams County Drug Court Newsletter] I spend a lot of time thinking about The Adams County Drug Court and the incredible job they do. What a difficult task, identifying drug addicts currently incarcerated who are capable of both completing, and graduating from the program. Somehow I've managed … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out]

My Thoughts This Morning [secret lives]

Earlier this morning I woke up thinking about a friend of mine. We've been friends for a very long time. I can count the days I've seen him completely sober on one hand [maybe two]. My buddy is on probation for drugs. Being on probation for drugs, he's required to submit a Urine Sample 3-4 … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [secret lives]

Damages [Spring 2019]

DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact, that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain letting us know that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable we protect ourselves, our hearts, and sometimes our lives. It's in this way that most people understand and cope with pain. Whether healthy … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]

Bella In Ogni Modo [Beautiful In Every Way] Part 10

Within moments, another change began to take place, something as enchanting as the woman it was happening to. Shelby gazed with astonishment as the three tattooed rings on her hand began transforming in the most fantastic way. What had been three plainly tattooed rings on her left hand just moments before, had now sparkled with … Continue reading Bella In Ogni Modo [Beautiful In Every Way] Part 10

Bella in ogni modo [Part 9] Beautiful In Every Way

Bella in ogni modo Shelby was shocked to see that her shoes were dirty, as were her blue jeans, socks, and especially her fingernails; something she had always held to the highest of standards. "I'm disgusting," she yelled to herself! Shelby had not showered nor changed clothes for nearly one week, and until this very … Continue reading Bella in ogni modo [Part 9] Beautiful In Every Way

Beautiful In Every Way [Bellissimo In Ogni Modo] Shelby Part 2

With thoughts of cruelty racing through her mind, Shelby could not keep herself from looking down at the new bathroom floor scale that Gabriel had recently purchased just for her. The last time she had placed her small shapely feet upon that soulless digital creation, She had gasped, then quickly leaped back to the tile … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Bellissimo In Ogni Modo] Shelby Part 2