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I Need a Tire and a Sledge Hammer!

There are a multitude of movies that explore, in one flavor or another, the fantasy of a world where there is no anger, lust, frustration, hatred or jealousy. It’s the usual, and futile, quest for Utopia, often an old B Movie, but modern ones exist as well.

The fact of the matter is that these things are very real human emotions. A future world where there is no undesirable emotion displayed can only mean one thing: look out because one of these days it’s going to blow! Things kept bottled up inside result in high pressure and highly volatile environments. In no way am I advocating wrong methods of displaying some of these emotions, especially anger. But there are other ways to take out your frustrations instead of harming yourself, others or property.

Today, I want to put my squatty fingers on the throat of Crohn’s Disease and strangle it until it breathes no more. But since that would be a not appropriate display of my frustration with this autoimmune disorder, I shall have to find a better way to vent my hurt and frustration. I’ve heard that tires and sledge hammers are a great way of getting out anger.

Wait a minute. Crohn’s has left me with little strength or energy today. I guess I’m back to strangling. While I’m at it, I’ll try to get rid of all the other autoimmune disorders as well. Couldn’t hurt.

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When Sparks Fly

Dry. That’s a pretty good description of what our little corner of Texas has been like this summer. Preparing for another safety meeting this morning, I reminded the guys of the importance of keeping their equipment well maintained and containing any sparks while they do their work. Anything can spark a fire these days in our area. Just a little more than an hour from us, a vehicle lost a tire, and it was still hot and started wildfires that evacuated folks from their homes for a few hours until the fires could be brought under control.

Of course burn bans are posted throughout the area. This is not the time to be playing with fire. As I thought about our current situation, I wondered about other sparks. When you know a friend or acquaintance is going through a rough time, that’s not the moment to get sparks flying.

When people are wounded and hurting, for whatever struggle they are going through in their lives, consider them dry. Consider them in an area protected by a burn ban and please no sparks. Watch your words. Watch your actions and leave nothing behind that could ignite the dry conditions all around.

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