CHP has arrested the driver in the hit and run, a repeat DUI offender. He said he did not stop because he "thought he only hit one dog." Doesn't that boil your blood as if one dog does not matter??!! So he is charged with multiple felonies. I hope he gets many years behind bars!!! But nothing can restoreo the lives of four sweet dogs nor repair the damaged bodies of two young people who did not do one thing wrong! I could tear that miserable SOB apart with my bare hands!!
We have a huge DUI problem in New Mexico and tragic stories come out daily. What I find most appalling is the people who drive drunk (they always think they are okay) with children and grand children in their car. But anyone impaired behind the wheel is a potential murderer and those who are distracted by their &%())&)** cell phones, either talking or texting, are just as bad. I'm all for banning any use of mobile phones while driving. Yeah, I know, not a popular idea but it is a huge safety issue. Anyone caught doing it should at least have their insurance rates doubled!! I will not answer a phone if I am in traffic or on a risky road, pull over when I safely can and call back. And I tell people if I am out on a semi vacant highway that I will call back soon and hang up at once! I would just die of shame and anguish if I were to cause an accident that way!!
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Welcome to the domain different--to paraphrase from New Mexico's capital city of Santa Fe which bills itself "The City Different." Perhaps this space is not completely unique but my world shapes what I write as well as many other facets of my life. The four Ds figure prominently but there are many other things as well. Here you will learn what makes me tick, what thrills and inspires me, experiences that impact my life and many other antidotes, vignettes and journal notes that set the paradigm for Dierdre O'Dare and her alter ego Gwynn Morgan and the fiction and poetry they write. I sell nothing here--just share with friends and others who may wander in. There will be pictures, poems, observations, rants on occasion and sometimes even jokes. Welcome to our world!