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A DUI Attorney Can Help You Put Your Mistakes Behind You

Posted on November 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

If you have driven under the influence of alcohol and now have a DUI, which is a citation given by the police to those who have failed field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, contact a DUI attorney immediately. Drinking and driving is against the law; it puts yourself and others in danger. You should absolutely take responsibility for your own life, the life of others, and the human race in general by refusing under any circumstances to drink and drive, to allow someone to drink and drive, or to ride with someone that may be impaired by alcohol.

Though there are a few case and circumstances when sobriety tests can yield false positives, if you have been accused of driving under the influence, you will cited and ticketed, but you still need the guidance of an experienced professional to navigate the legalities and impending court cases for you. In this country, everyone accused of any crime has the right to an attorney even under a guilty plea, and you must take this opportunity. A DUI lawyer is knowledgeable of the rules and consequences that accompany drunk driving charges, and he will be able to negotiate your sentence and help to lessen the impact of your offense on your future and in some instances, he can even discredit the results of the sobriety test.

Call for defense as soon as the arrest occurs. If you believe that the sobriety test was mis-administered or that there is some reason that your BAC test would have come back with a false positive, begin by requesting that your test results be investigated. There are rules that police officers must follow when breathalyzers and sobriety tests are administered, and it must be proven that the tending officer of the law was within his rights and your rights when the roadside tests and accusations were given.

If you are moving forward with a guilty plea, know that the laws and procedures for a DUI case spin an intricate web that can only fairly be navigated by a properly trained attorney with superior expertise in the area. The sentences for driving under the influence vary substantially, and it is in your best interest to have someone bargain your sentence for you. Although you should certainly have consequences for your offense, the combination of community service, license suspension and jail time can interfere with your ability to work, provide for your family, and keep your debts at bay. A lawyer will help negotiate an applicable punishment for you that will not be a detriment to your livelihood.

You should accept your sentence without resistance, but you should also know that the crime does not have to scar your record, your career, or your life in an overly detrimental way. A DUI attorney is a must in negotiating these aspects for you.

Please do not drink and drive. Your impairment and poor judgment can cause loss of life – an irreparable repercussion. If you make it out alive, contact an attorney immediately.

Things to See and Do in Savannah

Posted on November 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

Savannah Georgia is one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. There is so much to see and do both in and around the city, you should plan on spending a full week in one of its many bed and breakfasts (formerly large private homes) or hotels/inns.

This city’s design was not accidental; the town’s founder, James Oglethorpe and Governor William Bull of South Carolina–who was a trained surveyor–laid the future city out in a grid. Intersecting the grid at regular intervals were squares–then just open commons. There is a carefully detailed map drawn in 1734 by Peter Gordon which shows the beginning of the settlement about one year after the colonists arrived.

Of the original 24 squares, 22 exist today. Most of them are grassy little parks, with plenty of trees, flowering shrubs and benches on which to relax and take in the city’s charm. Some have statues representing prominent figures in Savannah’s history (including General Oglethorpe) and fountains. The area encompassing the squares is known as the Historic District and the entire area is a designated Historic Landmark District–the largest such area in the country.

The Historic District begins at Forsyth Park, which occupies 30 acres and includes a large, ornate fountain, winding paths, a children’s play area, two war memorials and a “Fragment Garden for the Blind”. Depending on the time of year you visit, there are various events held in the park, including–

The historic district, which stretches from River Street to Forsyth Square, has its streets laid out in a grid, intersected by 22 leafy squares, some with fountains and statues of prominent historic figures. The parks in the center of the Historic District–from St. to St.–are the largest. The westernmost square, Franklin Square, facing City Market, is small and neglected; Ellis Square–a few blocks to the east–had been he site of a parking garage (then a big hole in the ground after it was demolished) and is now restored, though in a manner quite unlike the other squares.

City Market is shops and restaurants separated by a tree-lined courtyard and covers two blocks. One of the city’s trolley services waters their horses here in between pulling tourists round the city in old-fashioned carriages. This is the best way to tour the city for the first-time visitor. There are trolley buses, but they don’t have the maneuverability and slow touring pace of a carriage. The trolleys are a good way to get from point A to point B, however.

A guided tour of a different kind is one of the “ghost” or “haunted Savannah” tours. Savannah is considered–depending on your source of information–the number one or number two most haunted city in the U.S. You have a choice of walking, trolley–even hearse tours. The latter takes you through cemeteries as well as the Historic District (all of them go through there). With all of them, you will stop at various locations and your host will tell you about the ghostly goings-on. Since they keep the groups small, reservations are required.

Wandering around the streets, you’ll come across so many little cafs and restaurants, deciding which one at which to dine can be a tough decision. One pleasant lunchtime solution is to buy a sandwich & drink at one of the take-outs and sit down in the nearest square to enjoy both food and scenery. If you’re interested in some after-lunch shopping, you’ll find many boutique and speciality shops scattered about the Historic District, especially along River Street. For the chain-store shopper, Broughton Street has the Gap, Banana Republic, etc., as well as a number of restaurants. One of Savannah’s most famous establishments, Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons, is on the corner of Whitaker and Congress Streets.

Another, less well-known restaurant is Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room, a unique place where you sit at communal tables, helping yourself to the menu of the day which features fried chicken, one or two other main dishes and a multitude of side dishes. It’s worth the wait in line, and dining at a table with strangers is not the daunting experience it sounds; in fact, it’s more like a big family gathering at grandma’s house.

Not to be missed is River Street, which–as its name suggests–runs along the Savannah River, from the Talmage Memorial Bridge to the west and East Broad Street to the east. Trolley tracks set in cobblestones follow the river, with tall warehouses on the opposite side. Once housing tobacco and cotton, they are now home to a variety of shops, restaurants and inns. Care has been taken to preserve the original character of the buildings.

Steep stone staircases lead from River Street up to Bay Street, with Factor’s Walk hunkered in between the two. On the upper level, a series of walkways connect Bay Street to the shops and restaurants on the upper levels of the warehouses.Wear good walking shoes–these cobblestones are the real thing and the stone stairways up to Bay street are worn slippery with age.

For those not up to the climb, there is an elevator behind the Hospitality Center at the base of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It’s important to note that the Hospitality Center has the area’s only public restroom. If you find yourself looking for a place to relieve yourself while walking around the District and don’t feel like or aren’t able to hike down to River Street, you might get away with sneaking into the lobby of one the big hotels to use their public restrooms. The only other choice is at a restaurant, which usually refuse entrance to non-customers.

There are numerous benches and trees along the river and, at twilight, it’s a lovely place to sit and digest. You can also catch a riverboat cruise from here and you might catch sight of one of the huge container ships that deliver their cargo to one of the ports up the river. Don’t be surprised to see people walking around with drinks in their hands; it’s perfectly legal to pop into a bar, order a beer or a Hurricane and stroll down the cobblestones, sipping as you go.

Outside the Historic District, the best places worth visiting are beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery, running along an estuary, dotted with old oak trees dripping Spanish moss and housing the remains of many famous Savannahians, such as writer Conrad Aiken, composer Johnny Mercer and governor Edward Telfair. It’s so large, the best way to see it is to drive your car down its roads, pull over now & then, and stroll through the grounds.

Continuing east along Route 80 from the cemetery, you’ll find Fort Pulaski National Monument, a brick Civil War fort at the mouth of the Savannah River and Tybee Island, whose chief attraction is its 3-mile-long white sandy beach. On the way there look for a sign pointing to The Crab Shack. This picturesque eating spot sits beside another estuary and has both an indoor dining room and a large outdoor deck strung with lights. The atmosphere is very casual and the fare is low-country boiled dinner and seafood.

Savannah tends to be overlooked as a vacation spot and it is the tourist’s loss as the beautiful city has so much to offer. The best time to visit is in the spring, when all the flowers are in bloom and the heat of summer has not yet arrived. The local airport, Savannah-Hilton Head International, is small and has few direct flights, but it’s a short trip from Atlanta where there are many connecting flights.

Women Who Date the Clasic Bad Boy, Pinocchio! (Part One)

Posted on November 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

Now some men may be six feet tall, own a platinum card, retain a drivers license, able to die for our country, and saddle up to the bar stool legally; but it does not guarantee that they are and adult. These are owls and crows with degrees. Or Monkeys with wigs. Then others are more like Pinocchio falling from addiction, to abuse, and prison.

In some cases, they are not even adolescent yet. But still boys waiting for the maturity of puberty to come on.

My advice to you women who are dating them, jump ship!

If you stay with them, here is the fairy Tale to save them that has been in the movie AI and saving nemo. But maybe after this story you will not.

Pinocchio

Now Geppetto wanted a son. But he was not ready yet to raise one because his temper was great. He was not taught enough by his own parents example to be a fine parent. But he made a son anyway.

Now like father like son, Pinocchio was a rascal like his old man. Which made things worse for him. For every time Pinocchio got in trouble, it reminded Geppetto of the shame and trouble he brought his own father. This only made him more angry at Pinocchio. Once out in public, Geppetto was seen thrashing Pinocchio. Which he was sent to prison for.

During this time Pinocchio raised himself. He took to doing everything he wanted to. Jumping through brooks, through dales, and fields. Always watching out for the police who was after him originally on the day they arrested Geppetto.

One day Pinocchio returns home to find a Cricket talking to him. This Cricket has lived in the house for a hundred years. He warns Pinocchio if he does not learn to earn a keep by hand and mind he would turn into an ass. So Pinocchio throws a hammer at him and kills him.

This Cricket was a minute version of Merlin. The old sage that lives in our mind. Also these can be external real people who speak outward of what we know we should be doing. It is like the angel on the shoulder who gets knocked off for the promises of fun and easy pursuits by the devil on the other. But they are both our friends who come to us in our youth. Like Merlin advising Arthur before he pulls the sword of adulthood and direction from the stone, the Cricket had came to teach this boy how to be a good King of his own life.

This begins the long arduous road to redemption for Pinocchio. He becomes like many believing that the devils path of denial and ease will bring him to heaven. But the devil will be his friend. Like his father, Pinocchio will find himself in prison in time too.

So Pinocchio with no trade or eduction finds himself hungry in his house alone. Except for a single egg in the corner. He cracks it open to cook an omelet. But a Chick flies out and thanks him for his help and flies away.

The egg is the symbol of the soul, and his is cracked. The chick, like at easter, is the resurrection of our redemption into better people. Which is far from coming for our little Pinocchio. This is the first of many bird references within the story. Alchemy which is the spiritual practice of turning the lead of your soul into gold is referred by many as the Secret language of Birds.

Giving up for the night, Pinocchio falls asleep with his feet on the foot warmer he hoped to cook the omelet on. Being made out of wood, he woke in the morning to find his feet burned off. The feet is the symbol of parental foundation, which he has none.

Geppetto is released from Prison that morning to find his son alone in the house. Geppetto has no key to get in and calls to Pinocchio. But Pinocchio can not make it to the door. He is reluctant to let the father back in. But Geppetto makes his way in through the window and is feeling great guilt over leaving Pinocchio to raise himself he ignores his son refusal to let him in and promises to make him new feet. He also gives Pinocchio his only three pears and starves himself. Pinocchio eats them all without sharing any.

Pinocchio is so grateful for the pears that he promises to go to school and become a good boy. So Geppetto sells his only coat, being an old thin man cost him much, so Pinocchio can buy an ABC book. But before Pinocchio can buy such a book, he spends his money on a puppet show.

At the puppet show the puppets treat him like a brother. But the puppet master finds him and wants to use him as firewood to cook his meal on. Pinocchio talks his way out of it, but the puppet master calls for Harlequin to be placed on the fire instead. But Pinocchio pleads for his new found brothers life and saves him. For his kindness, the Puppet master gives Pinocchio five gold coins for his poor father without a coat.

Pinocchio means well. He has shown compassion for his brother, but society is a mean mistress. Far worse than any lover nature pretended to be with her storms and famines. For society is filled with cats and foxes waiting to prey on your desires and weaknesses.

Pinocchio is enticed by a fox missing its paw and a blind cat. Enticed in believing that beyond the Town of Simple Simons lay a field. A field that is so magical it is called the field of Wonders. That if anyone was to place a gold coin buried within it, it would sow thousands in its place by morning.

A bird tries to warn Pinocchio about this bluff, but he is snatched out of mid air by this blind cat and eaten for his troubles. Instinct is overcome by greed.

So Pinocchio journeys on with his new found friends a short distance to this field. The devil promised a short cut, but as Pinocchio finds that the devil’s short cut always makes one weary. So our group falls to an inn for the night.

The Fox who could not think of eating more than a cracker eats an ox. Where the cat who says he ate before his journey tonight falls to eating the herd the ox came from. But Pinocchio who is lost in his dreams loses his hunger. The group adjourns for the night.

Pinocchio awakes in the middle of the night to get his friends to continue onto the field. But they are gone leaving the tab and a message to meet them under the a tree in that field. Pinocchio’s first gold coin is lost.

On the way he meets with the cricket once more. Like Merlin, Gandolf, and ,soon you will find out, Dumbledor have all returned from the dead to advise us. The voice we ignored telling us the right thing to do has never left. It may be the voice of your dead Grand parent. Only occasionally we allow it to sneak in to advise us to ignore our ego and do what is right. But it makes no promises and calls for work. The cricket warns Pinocchio once again that wealth only comes from the work of mind and hand. But it falls on wooden ears.

At the tree Pinocchio is confronted with assassins who try to steal his money. Pinocchio places it in his mouth and bites off one of their hands when they try to steal it. These assassins were the cat and fox in disguise. So they capture Pinocchio and hang him by his neck on a grand oak. Expecting to find him dead in the morning with his mouth open and the coins littered on the ground.

The hanged man in the tarot cards which is taken from the myth of Odin who had given himself to himself on a tree for nine nights to gain illumination. It is the act of dying to oneself that brings on a new job, the end of a habit, or the courage to leave our abusive spouse. It is the act of killing misses Smith just to become Joan. The act of quitting the job to become Frank. It is sacrifice of what is killing us no more faster than cigarette do.

An old axiom is, if you want to boil a frog you must turn up the heat slowly. Most of what is in life that kills us comes on this slow and is easy to be denied.

But a fairy that denied him access to her home when he was running from the assassins has pity for him now. She sends a falcon to free him and return him to he house. This is the woman who can only fall in love with the bad boy. Some one she can save. This urge tends to be grown in a child when a parent does not act like one and falls abuse to the world or the other parent. So the child becomes the adult to soon in vain attempts to save the parent. In hopes the parent will love and save them. When they find themselves incapable of saving the parent, they try to save the world.

But they are not all sweetness and light, for just like their parent they have a hyde side. Every victim needs a slayer and the king is twin to the fool. Tables turn quick in this world.

An owl, a crow, and the cricket returns to doctor our near dead Pinocchio. The Owl and Crow are the air bags of wealth and position young boys in our society must admire to become. But Pinocchio knows truth, if education and work make you like them, he wants nothing of it. But Cricket abuses him ones more for his sins.

Being half dead the Fairy tries to give him medicine. This medicine is trying to point out Pinocchio’s faults so he can change his life. But he will not hear any of it without the sugar of the sweat tongue. In praising him to do better, Pinocchio never hears his faults until two black rabbits come into the room carrying a coffin.

How many times does one come near to prison, death, or suicide before he changes his ways. He is scared straight. But it becomes too much for the youth to continue without the constant fear of death in his mind. So relapse is imminent for these people.

Always two steps forward, three steps back. The abuser in the codependency relationship is always sorry the day after and treats his partner like a god or queen for a couple of weeks until society pulls the rug out from him again. And back into the abuse of his or her partner.

Now The Blue Fairy wants to save his father and Pinocchio and has sent for Geppetto to move in. The woman in this relationship does not only see her mate but also her father in him she wants to save.

So she asks Pinocchio about his money. Like Irish women in Ireland during the thirties, they knew their men would spend the dole in the bar if they did not go with them. So she asks where is the money? He says he lost it and his nose grows. Only to have woodpeckers whittle it down when he confesses.

On a side note. I knew a woman who went from codependent relationship to another. She had a lie detector test to tell if you had been drinking. She would get more than your nose to grow and check the salt content in your semen. Saltier, the more you were drinking.

But on the way to Geppetto, he meets the cat and fox again. They convince him to go with them to the field to bury the coins once more. But Pinocchio ignores his instinct again when he sees the cat missing a paw. Oh well.

Now they walk through Simple Simon Town. A town like an crack alley. Filled with animals who gave everything they owned for an instant fix in this world. Hairless dogs, featherless peacocks, and sheared sheep. The only ones who rode in fine cadillacs was the foxes, crows, and vultures who fed on these people. The pimps, dealers, bosses, bad parents, and politicians. On past the town they go to the Field of Wonders where Pinocchio buries his money.

He returns in the morning to find a parrot laughing at him for believing the cat and fox. So he runs back to the town to report the robbery, but it is himself in turn he is sent to jail. Like Father, like son. Swearing he did nothing wrong for he was only an accomplis to his own down fall. To be Continued……

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