I had fallen once,

into a dark oblivion of the most serene slumber time has permitted

The void enclosed in emptiness,

with no recollection of consciousness nor perceptions of being

Derived to an end nonetheless commits to embark,

yet considers no motive other than invasive methods to pull reveries out from under a door eternally locked by its author

And as I fell under the beat of my heart commenced slowly to pause,

forgoing the resolve to live

If this was approaching death I should find it troubling


there was nothing

The insight of a credulous acquaintance left only ignorance as existence ceased despite a pending delayed awakening

Only to become aware of a faint indistinct tone bellowing my name

It was a designation exclaimed repetitively by a nurture in revival demanding my response,

only to reciprocate questions in regards the results

At long last,

responses eventually set about disputes as to why

Then comprehension of the significance of being nothing




Unaware of my own presence results in harsh realizations of the inevitable yet untimely expiration of my vivacity

Simply to be so apathetic of one’s erudition of dying

There was no pain,

I saw no light,

nor were there sensations of coldness or warmth

If it were death,

the knowledge of it eluded me

Wariness may be the condition poisoning my considerations in which consequences supervene

And now instigates questions of religion and faith for my experience was of voided darkness

I had fallen once,

into nothing

Office Bio of the Month – Love Is

LOVE ~ “Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth

all things.”

1 Corinthians 13:7


With the charisma of an American sweetheart, there are many admiring comments that can be said about Jeannie Tinges. She’s smart, kind, funny, and an all-around beautiful person, inside and out.

Being from Lake Oswego, Oregon, it’s no surprise just how laid-back she is and how easy it is getting to know her.

First and foremost, Jeannie loves her family. Married with two children, 2017 has proven to be an exciting year for the Tinges.

In September she celebrated her 34th wedding anniversary with her “Teddy Spaghetti.” It was clear to the couple, a camping trip suited them best for such an occasion. Packed up with the necessities, including their two adorable puppies, Olive and Snickerdoodle, they drove to Stanley Lake towing their RV trailer they purchased earlier this year.

Located in Custer County, Idaho on the Salmon River, Jeannie & Ted spent a lot of time in the Stanley area hiking and fishing. “It was GORGEOUS! We really had a fabulous time! It is now our favorite place! Probably the best summer yet!”

Another special event took place on July 7th, when her son, Justin married his beautiful bride, Katelyn. Of course, the date, 7/7/17 was no coincidence. 

The wedding was celebrated at Jeannie’s parents beach property in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. “What a beautiful day to get married. Grandma and papas house was the perfect spot!”

Jeannie’s 27-year-old daughter, Clare, recently earned her Master’s Degree in Film Editing and recently moved to California pursuing her film career. “I’m so proud of both of them.”

No matter where you are, family is precious and important and no one appreciates that better than Jeannie, “Family isn’t the most important thing, family is everything.” ~Michael J. Fox

Interesting facts about Jeannie Tinges:

She was baptized in the Jordan River, June 2013. Christians around the world visit and are baptized here believing this is the sacred and religious site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

Nordstrom’s cosmetic department was her place of employment for fifteen years. It’s no wonder Jeannie looks amazing – she has inside tricks of the trade as well as full access to the products!

For State Farm Insurance, she was licensed in life, health, auto, and fire as well as sold mortgage and auto loans. We can only envision her educating customers about insurance products and helping our community deal with life’s unforeseen possibilities of the unexpected.

One of her favorite things to do is loving on her two adorable puppies, Olive & Snickerdoodle. “Ted named Snickers. I wanted either Opal or Martini!”

Almost daily, she walks and plays with these two auspicious pups. How lucky are they to call Jeannie and Ted their humans!

All in all, it’s not at all surprising Jeannie Tinges is our office bio of the month! Her integrity speaks for itself; Doing the right thing even when no one watching, putting others before herself, and being honest.


Our Path

The path walked along is sometimes winding and changes,

bringing about excitement,

from time to time; chaos.

Sometimes the path is long and straightforward,

possibly boring,

at intervals it is the right direction.

Sometimes the path seems dissipated,

one becomes lost,



Sometimes we are carried along the path during moments of trial,

given comfort,

graced with love.

The path we walk is of our own,

to choose as only we will.

It matters not,

of how it’s walked,

or who it’s walked with.

In the end,

we all end up settled together in perfection,

in loveliness,

in heaven.





The Great Day of His Wrath

Neglected I always lose
Never…Unaware of hate I’ve not succeeded
Outside uncertain, do I stop?
Your constitution is crying from you
Listen you, why am I to commendate?
We are measured to be different
Not now, you won’t ever unmanage
That affair doesn’t extinguish you

You are the one who dismissed your departure
You are the one who couldn’t last
You disbelieve that death’s pushed into me
You disbelieve that happiness is fixed from me

Never you can’t always listen
You’ve lost nothing foremost me
This is the consequence, I just answer and reply
For this compliment to escape you
Hear me, why are you to criticize?
Aren’t we acquainted to be inconsistent?
It is assumed, you will always be unruly
That faithfulness is cold to you?

You are the one who rejected my escape
You are the one who can bolt
You touch the inanimacy that’s assaulted me
You discredit the anger permanently fixed

You discount inappropriately all to be free
You loosely tried
I did my time
You failed and rejected me
You gave up your future
You neglected your present
You lost your future

You are the one who dismissed your divergence
You are the one who withdrew first
You let go the intimacy forced from me
You cower to contentment

Exposed yet unable to be seen

Dark (Photo credit: Mick & Wout)

Heavy laden are my thoughts burdened with contemplation of users and takers

Diseased with the haves and the have not’s my reality is poisoned by sheer deathly vapors

Ruined by the institution society demanded to seek unfulfilled by lingering desires hidden deep in the shadows

Pretender, I am increasingly becoming weak as I’m trapped in a dark pungent place as if shackled in the gallows

An unmet stranger lurking in the dark waiting to be found and yet passed by once more hidden and forgotten

All too often by lack of pleasure I am bound ugly and unwanted believed to be rotten

Did one not saith ye loved me once upon a time? Now to torture my soul with things no longer allowed to touch

Relieved of all responsibility convinced it’s a victimless crime my apprehension is passion I hold as my crutch

Rendered useless in my blind eye not even able to tear

Left alone wondering why I’m cold and hollow incapable of fear

Still at this juncture to love you and that’s the torment of it as my heart needs to suffer no longer

Pain delivered to the giver in a cold-hearted remit to fill the void that has captured my life I shall conquer