I live about 3 miles inland from the beach

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on May 1, 2020

      There is a valley on each side of us, a canyon behind us, and, a series of canyons that lead to the ocean. There are houses built around the rims of the canyons, sometimes a finger of a few homes down into one. You don't build a home in the bottom, of a canyon due to the possibility of earthquake or flooding.

      This is where the wild things live. By wild, I mean coyotes. Their path of travel is those canyons. Their path goes between us and our neighbors.

      There is a proposed street that runs between our properties so it's 60 feet or more to that neighbor.

      It was still dark but we have a light over the driveway. I have a security camera over the driveway.and I happened to see the neighbors tiny dog running in the yard. Their floodlight was on but I saw something move in an unlighted area.

      It was a coyote determining if it could get that little dog.

      I threw on some pants and went outside.

      Now there were two. The little dog is QUIETLY running around like they're his buddies.


      I walked to the gate and clapped my hands.

      They took off.


You've gotta know how to shut off a craving


Sensory Overload overpowers craving thoughts



Bite into a lemon skin and all

Stick your head in the freezer and count backwards from 20

Fill your mouth with ice cubes and try to not get brain freeze

Anything safe but physically shocking will break that smoking thought.


this works


onward and UPward

p.s. you'll never forget biting into that lemon