Remaining on your path can be compared to the perfect timing of green traffic lights. The synchronicity feels fantastic! If you continue to hit red lights, it may be time to signal right or left. Joseph Shanklin December 28, 2020
Recently, I posted something about my Crash Report. [Crash Report] is the name I have given to my Dream Journals. Back in January, I began recording my dreams. The key, of course, is documenting every available detail as soon as I open my eyes. Otherwise, as you undoubtedly know, the dream tends to fade away. … Continue reading Reflection of Self
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] is watching every move we make, … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For [Addiction & Recovery]
I moved to Denver, Colorado, in 1988, at the age of 19. Coming from a small town of fewer than 3,000 people, I was not prepared for life in the big city. None of my family lives here in Denver, Colorado. Thirty years ago, I only knew a handful of people; my half-sister's ex-husband and … Continue reading The Journals [How I Came to Denver Colorado & My First Career]
This piece was inspired by something I read this week on another blog—an article from a very talented writer. Approximately 25 years ago, my work supervisor said to me, "pride is overrated." Up until that moment, I hadn't thought about it like that. I've been thinking about it ever since then. Pride is destructive. It … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [Pride]
I am 52 years old. Of those 52 years, I used street drugs for 11 years. Following my first divorce from 1997 to 2003. And, after my second divorce from 2015 to 2018. Both periods of drug abuse ended with a conviction for drug possession. The first [two charges], resulted in a community corrections sentence, … Continue reading If I Died Today, Have I Paid For My Sins?
Self-improvement is vital and necessary. If we're not working to improve ourselves, then what the f**k are we doing? As adults, we all have our issues, struggles, and pain. I don't believe my pain is special, but I do believe that it belongs to me, and me alone. Nobody can take my pain from me, … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [Moving Forward]
Before I get sidetracked, I'd like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that all of you, have a safe and fantastic New Year, and I wish all of you many Blessings! Sidetracked... Questions...that's what on my mind as we begin the New Year. Am I prepared? Are we ready? I believe 2020 promises to … Continue reading Before I get sidetracked, I’d like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Meus estudos de idiomas Recentemente, publiquei algo intitulado "Found In The Translation". Decidi acrescentar algumas reflexões sobre o assunto das línguas. De muitas maneiras, a criação do meu primeiro romance foi uma experiência poderosa para mim. Uma área da iluminação: idiomas. Especificamente, idiomas que são estranhos para mim. Mais especificamente: o idioma italiano. O livro … Continue reading Meus estudos de idiomas
我的語言學習 最近，我發表了一篇題為《在翻譯中找到》的文章。 我決定添加一些關於語言主題的想法。 在很多方面，我的第一本小說的創作對我來說是一次強大的經歷。 啟蒙的領域之一：語言。 具體來說，對於我來說是外國語言。 更具體地說：意大利語。 該書還包括相當多的西班牙語和拉丁語。 [Shelby]的主要角色之一是義大利文體面的人，而我對這個只在紙上，以數字方式存在並在我腦海中存在的女人深感興趣。 下一章中出現的另一位女士會說流利的西班牙語，但目前我不准備透露任何其他信息。 至少可以這樣說，創建一個擁有許多我以前的戀愛所缺乏的素質的女性的經驗是治療性的！ 話雖如此，這種經歷激勵了我開始自我完善的新領域：外語學習。 我永遠不會停止攀登這座山！ 約瑟夫·尚克林 2019年12月7日