Deadliest Jobs In American

2019 Job Fatality Numbers Firefighters 8 Police 86 Truck Drivers 1005 By far, Truck Drivers experience the most fatalities each year in the United States. Although, if we're talking percentages, Logging Workers comes in first at 97.6 per 100,000. Truck Accidents cause more than 4,000 deaths each year. Driver Fatigue is the leading cause of … Continue reading Deadliest Jobs In American

Sober Is Power

At this very moment, all across the globe, men and women are walking out on their families for drugs and alcohol. Mothers and fathers have been abandoning their kids for dope since the beginning of dope. Dopes on dope leaving to score dope from dopes. I used to be that foolish dope. It's been a … Continue reading Sober Is Power

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

Careful What You Wish For Re-post Maybe you've heard [or said] this before, "No matter what I do, the drugs always find me!" Yes, that's precisely what happens, and exactly how it works. Even if the addict stays away from the people from their past, and if they avoid creating new relationships with drug users, … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For [Re-post From October 2019]

Always A Miracle Happening Somewhere

In my endless need for education and self-improvement, I spent last Saturday and $200 attending a Forklift Certification Class. It's official; I can now operate a Sit-down Forklift without running over anyone. Well, at least without squishing any small orange cones. Whether or not I can avoid mashing someone with a 7500-pound machine, accidentally or … Continue reading Always A Miracle Happening Somewhere

Who Wants To Watch People Pee? Gross!

It's a well established fact; not all Drug Addicts are Dirt Bags. Furthermore, not all convicted Drug Offenders are Dirt Bags. That said, many of them are Dirt Bags or worse. For Convicted Drug Offenders, I believe there should be a balance between enforcing consequence and allowing someone to keep their dignity. Keep in mind, … Continue reading Who Wants To Watch People Pee? Gross!

Day At The Beach

Sometimes I want to scream to the Universe, "thank you!" My soaring level of gratitude cannot be measured. Happy endings and miracles happen. Prayers are answered. The answer is always yes. With each passing day, I'm one step closer to joining my family in Texas. Pictured: I traveled to Texas last weekend. My wife and … Continue reading Day At The Beach

Preparing For The Move To Texas

Following years of unfortunate separation, I reunited with my wife and two children twelve months ago. We've been enjoying a long-distance relationship between Colorado and Texas for the past year. Every few weeks, I fly to Houston and spend a few days down south with my family. Global Pandemic be damned, I'm not scared to … Continue reading Preparing For The Move To Texas

Sober Is Power

Recently, a friend asked me, "how long have you been sober?" Until that moment, I'd lost track of my clean time. Only after a brief pause was I able to calculate and answer, "two and a half years." Addicts choose sobriety and recovery for a variety of reasons. These reasons are a common subject of … Continue reading Sober Is Power

Careful What You Wish For [Repost]

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 [Repost]

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