Vision enables you to glimpse into the future, to sense its hope and power, because you yourself are the means for that future's creation.
- Sara Paddison
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
- Satchel Paige
When we come into this life, we don't really own anything. And we own nothing when we leave. It is only a lease we have during our lifetime - and it is up to us to make the most of it.
- Jerold Panas
The more you do, the more you are.
- Angie Papadakis
The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and the unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
- Gordon Parks
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
- Ellen Parr
I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out.
- Dolly Parton
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
- Blaise Pascal
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
- Phil Pastoret
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- General George Patton
Friday, June 29, 2012
Posted by Fireman John at 9:46 AM
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
latest news of celebrity antics from About.com/Alcoholism
Nick Stahl Checks Out of Rehab
Less than a month after checking into rehab, actor Nick Stahl has checked himself out of treatment and has disappeared again, according to friends and family members. The "Terminator" star hasn't been seen since June 14, according to his estranged wife, Rose.
Brien Taylor Remains in Custody
Brien Taylor, former New York Yankees pitching prospect, has been transferred into federal custody to face drug charges. Taylor is accused of selling large quantities of cocaine and crack to an undercover agent.
Former Redskin Rickie Harris Convicted of DWI
Former Washington Redskin Rickie Harris has been convicted at trial of felony drunk driving. Harris, 69, was sentenced to six months in prison because it was his third driving while intoxicated offense in the past five years in Virginia.
Arizona Cardinals' Haggans Reports to Jail
Clark Haggans, former Pittsburgh Steelers and now Arizona Cardinals linebacker, has reported to jail to serve his sentence for driving under the influence. The 35-year-old will serve two days in jail and then seven days of work release.
Parents Planted Drugs on School Volunteer
A California elementary school parent volunteer apparently angered the wrong parents. Police have arrested Kent and Jill Easter, both of whom are attorneys, for planting prescription pain killers, marijuana and a marijuana pipe in the car of the woman and then calling 9-1-1.
Police Arrest House-Sitter for Meth Lab
As house sitters go, he was their worse nightmare. An Ohio couple returned home from a vacation to find methamphetamine-making chemicals in their home. Police arrested John Joseph Piscitelli IV, 24, for illegal manufacture of drugs.
Posted by Fireman John at 2:23 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2012
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair
To some extent, conformity is insanity.
- John Nash
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharial Nehru
What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.
- Earl Nightingale
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin
We should set goals within the limits of our resources while working to the limits of our powers.
- Richard M. Nixon
You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.
- Charles C. Noble
How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.
- David Norris
I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
- Henri Nouwen
Where I was born and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
- Georgia O'Keefe
A label is easy to stick on, but difficult to remove.
- Old Proverb
To be loved, be lovable.
Posted by Fireman John at 9:32 AM
Saturday, June 9, 2012
the weekly news of celebrity substance
abuse from About.com/Alcoholism;
Amber Portwood's 5-Year Prison Term Reinstated
Reality television star Amber Portwood has apparently decided that prison is easier than successfully completing rehab. The 22-year-old "Teen Mom" star decided to quit her court-ordered treatment program for possession of prescription drugs and opted to serve her five-year prison sentence.
Matthew Fox Will Face No Jail for DUI
Star of the popular television series "Lost," Matthew Fox will not serve any jail time for his second drunk driving charge. But as part of the plea deal he will lose driving privileges for a year, not drink alcohol for a year and complete a drug and alcohol treatment program.
Brooke Mueller Back in Rehab
Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, is reportedly back in rehab again for her crack cocaine addiction. Her representative said Mueller is seeking recovery "as part of her ongoing treatment and as planned. She voluntarily checked herself into a rehab facility several weeks ago."
Amanda Bynes Wants DUI Officer Fired
Amanda Bynes still insists that she does not drink and was not under the influence when she was arrested April 6 after a 3 a.m. brush with a police cruiser. In a Tweet, she even appealed to the White House for help, asking President Barack Obama to, "Please fire the cop who arrested me."
Scout Willis Rejects DUI Plea Deal
Scout Willis, 20-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, has refused a plea deal that would leave her with a criminal record. She was arrested in New York's Union Square for underage drinking and using a fake I.D., two misdemeanor charges.
Justin Blackmon's Blood Alcohol Three Times Limit
Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon could be facing felony drunk driving charges after agreeing to a breathalyzer when he was stopped by Stillwater police. Blackmon's blood-alcohol concentration was recorded at 0.24, three times the legal limit. In Oklahoma, anything over 0.15 is aggravated DUI.
Vikings FB Jerome Felton Arrested for DWI
Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton has been arrested on drunken driving charges and failure to submit to a chemical test after he was arrested by Eden Prairie police just before midnight. Police didn't have trouble pulling Felton over, he was in the drive-through lane at a McDonald's.
Posted by Fireman John at 9:07 PM