Monday, June 28, 2010

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Ghandi

I encourage everyone to support these tireless organizations who do their very best every single day to make the world a better place.

Dogs Deserve Better

Best Friends Animal Society

BAD RAP - buy cool items and feed shelter animals.  They also have the stats.  8 million homeless animals a year go through shelters, 4 million are euthanized.  This is a sick reality of how human beings continue to ruin the world and think they have the right to exploit whatever catches their interest at the time.  

Your local animal shelters  This is a blog dedicated to the survivors of Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennels.  It is so heartwarming to see.  All of these dogs have gone to great lengths they didn't even know about to crush the myth of the pit bull breed.  Amazing!  I am so glad there are people out there who can do that work and I hope that someday dog fighting ends for good around the world!

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I just got back today from a short trip to Breckenridge to visit family.  A cousin was getting married and I attended the ceremony.  It was just beautiful up there and the marriage ceremony was lovely.  Although it was sad to see the devastation of the beetle kill that has ravaged the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Colorado.  Dad said it hasn't reached New Mexico yet, but will likely get there.  It is a testament to the effects of too warm winters and not allowing fires to burn.  The other thing that struck me was the vast amount of people.  Mountain towns are no longer mountain towns, they are cities right in the middle of what was once a pristine wild wilderness that is quickly disappearing.  I can't help but hope that Mother Nature does a course correction soon.  The world needs it.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Birthday hike pictures

I went hiking on my birthday instead of going to a meeting.  Sometimes I need the hike more.  It is the place where I connect with my higher power.  Even if there is only cosmic chaos out there, it comes together looking spectacular!  And I have to believe because of the gifts given to me in my sobriety, there is a power greater than me.  Even if it's only nature.
The rock climber
Spring wildflowers

My view while hiking

I love that flowers will grow anywhere

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 1st

It's my birthday today.  Next month I will be sober three years.  Life sure hasn't turned out the way I thought it would, but I think it is better than the plans I had.  It is more stable, more serene and on life's terms rather than my own.  That in itself is a good thing.  Left to my own devices I will drive myself into destructive and dangerous places.  With the support of my family, friends and the program, I am on course to live a more complete life.  In the end, that's all I want.  I think that's what we all want.