Seeing The Path

When I launched this website three years ago, my early writings were emotional rantings, free of unnecessary roadblocks such as editing and the use of acceptable grammar. I remember an early comment referring to my ability to compress multiple paragraphs into one great paragraph. Or was it one giant run-on sentence? Now I can't remember. … Continue reading Seeing The Path

Achievement & Avoiding Entanglement [Re-Post]

[Thoughts] Now in mid-June, I cannot help but look back at how much has transpired since I wrote this piece. Sober is still power! [Original Post] Twenty-four days after moving to Texas, I interviewed for and secured employment. This was five weeks ago. During those five weeks, I've had the opportunity to drive and operate … Continue reading Achievement & Avoiding Entanglement [Re-Post]

Caution: Don’t Run Out Of Oxygen! (an addiction analogy)

Imagine an addiction to narcotic pain medication. Now, imagine having to worry about running out of those pain meds. It's a 24/7, never-ending worrying cycle of seeking and securing—an ongoing mission with only one objective; to prevent withdrawal. Getting high is undoubtedly essential but remains in second place next to 'not detoxing.' Pain Pill Addicts … Continue reading Caution: Don’t Run Out Of Oxygen! (an addiction analogy)

The Secret of Yogurt Revealed! (comedy)

Recently, I enlightened my family with a compelling notion. Although, this idea wasn't arrived at without personal sacrifice and required days of analysis. My conclusion: Because Low-fat Greek Yogurt is undoubtedly healthy, whatever I add to such a yogurt is assimilated, and becomes healthy as well. Bottom line: if I add Chocolate Chip Cookies to … Continue reading The Secret of Yogurt Revealed! (comedy)

Graveyard Phobia, Coimetrophobia & The Boogeyman [Edit & Re-Post]

Yesterday [Sunday, June 5th] was a fantastic day spent with family. I traveled with my wife and our two from our home in Texas to Louisiana for a birthday celebration. After the family gathering, we drove to the family cemetery to perform maintenance and change flowers. [Original Post Below] Throughout history, graveyards have usually made … Continue reading Graveyard Phobia, Coimetrophobia & The Boogeyman [Edit & Re-Post]

Snapshots

Pictured; What do you see? For the past 20 years, I've been laboring on a project that few would spend time doing. I've been learning how to turn down the area of my brain that controls discernment. Yes, working at not seeing more than I have to see. Please hang in there. I'm not kidding. … Continue reading Snapshots

Universal Synchronicity [To Be Or Not To Be]

Maybe you've heard or said, "anything so difficult isn't meant to be?" Or, possibly, "everything just fell into place?" Whether we're talking about a complicated project or something as basic as driving to the local supermarket, when things don't go as planned, it's natural for people to blook for an explanation and ask questions. Questions … Continue reading Universal Synchronicity [To Be Or Not To Be]

The More You Know, The Less You Know: Explained

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

Restarting The Journals

Much like everyone, my life has been a rollercoaster of good, bad, pain, love, loss, birth, death, coping, and recovery. Recovery and preparation for what's coming next. Everything we survive prepares us for something else. Well, that's the idea, anyway. Once again, I don't believe my pain is special. Simply put, it's my pain. One … Continue reading Restarting The Journals

Coming Soon? Food Delivery Terror? [Edit & Re-Post]

[Original Post] We've had the Craigslist Killer. Uber and Lyft assaults. Taxicab Crimes and Assaults. The 1970s Tylenol Poisonings. Hopefully, we won't have a Door Dash Pubic Hair Terrorist! Joseph Shanklin March 8, 2022 [Edit & Update] I posted this in March, hours after having an overpowering feeling that Food Delivery Drivers are mishandling the … Continue reading Coming Soon? Food Delivery Terror? [Edit & Re-Post]