14 Nov 2017 Assigned seating irritation (movie theatres), Hingeless (Dream), A Door Without Hinges (Marty Norman) and Your Dream World (Psychology today, William Berry LMHC., CAP)

13 Nov 2017 Jackie Wygant outdoor chalk drawing dream about plane crash Alvarado TX

13 Nov 2017 – this is me trying to get that airplane crash dream out of my head!

13 Nov 2017 Jackie Wygant outdoor chalk drawing entangled Alvarado TX

13 Nov 2017 – playing with squiggles! More inspiration from that Gael Song catalog with Celtic designs. The Celts got “squiggles” to perfection! I’m not even close but definitely inspired!

13 Nov 2017 Jackie Wygant outdoor chalk drawing woman in blue Alvarado TX

13 Nov 2017 – Lady in blue with squiggles. What’s funny is afterwards we found out we could access Netflix again and saw the first episode of Stranger Things 2 finally (Madmax). This woman here is like a drawing I did of Winona Ryder back in 1993.

Feb 1993 Jackie drawing of Winona Ryder looking like actress Louise Brooks

14 Nov 2017 – this is a drawing I did back in February 1993. It’s a fusion of Winona Ryder and actress Louise Brooks.

13 Nov 2017 Jackie Wygant out back with Spot and Link Alvarado TX

13 Nov 2017 – me out back yesterday. My hair is starting to turn the color of the gray skies we’ve been having lately! Lol!

Good morning to you. It’s 7:46 am as I begin to write to you on this gray and overcast Tuesday…missing that sunshine! How are you? I hope you are doing well.

Yesterday we were going to go and see Thor: Ragnarok (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thor_ragnarok_2017) at the AMC Theater in Burleson where we normally go to see movies. This particular Theater has started using the assigned seating system and we hate it! We bought tickets and admittingly sat in the wrong seats. It was a matinee and there were a lot of empty seats so we didn’t see a problem. A couple came in and apparently we were in their seats, so we moved. No problem. The opening credits started which included a war film starring Chris Hemsworth we were irritated to see a trailer for. We don’t like the reality war film genre at all…..makes sense when you don’t like war as much as we do. Anyways. Some more people came in and once again, we were in the wrong seat. We moved to what would be our seats but big surprise….people were sitting in them! Rather than ask those people to move like everyone had done to us, we just sat down in available seats nearby. Then Kyle, acting totally out of character for Kyle, was very angry and decided he just wanted to leave…get a refund. So we went to the poor man who had sold us the tickets. Kyle actually had beads of sweat on his forehead so I knew he was really mad and it was taking a lot to hold himself back from making a scene with the poor person who wasn’t responsible for a dysfunctional theater system. So I made sure to let the young man know we realized it wasn’t his fault the theater was being run in such a manner and explained why we wanted the refund. There was no way to make a complaint in the theater so Kyle did that when we got home. We probably won’t be going back to that particular theater as long as they continue with assigned seating. We could understand such a system for a premiere showing or a weekend….not a matinee. We really miss just being able to buy a ticket and find an available seat!

So I had a dream last night that was so vivid and wonderful I got out of bed at 1:54 am to write it down! I know the keys that unlocked this particular dream were my thinking and talking about the Distant Worlds concert Kyle and I saw together and reading poetry out loud, poorly in some instances as some of the words in the older poems are tricky, before bed.

I dreamt about reading stories written by children with disabilities like ADD/Autism at a benefit. I was reading as if I were the child with all the nuances of the way the child talked. The text I was reading was so vivid I actually remembered a couple of words from it and those were “hinged” and “hingeless.” These were used in the context of describing a person not a door. It wasn’t “me” reading in the dream. It was a young woman with a gentle soft face, brown curly hair and blue eyes. I remember someone saying thank you to her before I woke up.

The woman looked kind of like the character Darlene, actress Sara Gilbert, from the television sitcom Roseanne. As Kyle said to me after I told him the dream, “It probably was her, it’s who you cast for the role.” I guess the people who appear in our dreams could be like actors eh?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Gilbert – in case you don’t know who Sara is

Anyhew….I loved that I remembered actual words from the dream and decided to see where they would lead me. Well I was lead to a bunch of pictures of people wearing glasses and the two articles I’m sharing that correlate quite well to what it means to be a “hingeless person.”

Being actively in the dream world is the epitome of being a hingeless person! I prefer that sort of definition to the one where a person can come completely unhinged and subsequently say and do very bad things! That correlates nicely to what happened with Kyle and I and our recent theater experience right?! Sometimes you need an extra set of hinges lol.

Time to close and get on with the day. I hope there is something for you here in all of this!

http://thechristianpulse.com/2015/04/18/a-door-without-hinges/this was the first article I found when looking for anything about what it might mean to be a hingeless person. I don’t agree with everything Marty writes here, but there are parts that really resonated with me and I’ve “bolded” those aspects. For those who are not Christians, this piece comes from that direction – just a heads up in case you walk a different path.

A Door Without Hinges

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By Marty Norman

A door is an interesting thing. Everyone has them, everyone uses them. A working definition, for purposes of this article is: an opening that allows a body to move between two places quickly.

Recently my granddaughter Lily stayed at our house for a week. She is into Webkinz, so our first activity was to go to Target and buy Hopkins the Elephant, and Hippie the Hippopotamus. Next we got online to “adopt” these animals and give them a name.

The Webkinz site is a clever one. Once signed in, each pet owner has his/her own house. Each new pet is given a room of their own in the house. Then the owner carefully picks out furniture, beds, room colors, and favorite objects customized for them to enjoy. Each “adoptee” can travel from room to room to visit the other “adoptees”. However, to get from one room to the next they must stand in a doorway. With the click of a mouse they then move effortlessly from room to room.

In this fantasy world, doors are the key. Only by going through the door can one advance forward.

In the spiritual world, doors are also the key. But the spiritual world is not fantasy. Jesus tells us in Revelation 3:20, “I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” (NIV)

Another door – but one of greater importance – for this door leads to salvation, eternity, and to a personal relationship with the Savior. But this door is also an opening that allows our flesh and spirit to move quickly between two worlds, the spiritual and the physical.

I once read a meditation by my friend Cathy that described a door as having three hinges – a great description for physical and spiritual doors. It takes three hinges to hold a physical door in place. In the same way, in the spiritual realm, the three hinges are the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, staples that hold a person in place, keep us on the mark, and help us advance to the next room.

But what happens to the door that has no hinges, the person who has no spiritual foundation?

Here are some characteristics of a hinge-less door.

First of all, a hinge-less door cannot be opened – no way, no how, without the ability to open and close, the door falls to the ground. There is no anchor, no connection to a foundation. A hinge-less person also has no anchor. With the slightest wind they fall for there is nothing holding them up.

A hinge-less door is also rocky. You never know when it will collapse. And when it falls, it damages that which it falls upon. The same with the anchorless person. Unaware of consequences they fall every which way, often damaging those with whom they come in contact.

A hinge-less door is unusable. It serves no purpose. The same with the anchorless person. How can they be used if they are not in step with God’s will and purpose? God uses those who stay close and in contact with him to love, heal, and bless his people.

A hinge-less door is out of control. There is no stability that orders its way. Without a Father who loves, a Savior who redeems, and a Holy Spirit that leads and guides, the anchorless person is without form or stability.

So hinges are a necessary part of the moving forward process. As believers of the “The Way”, it is up to us to carry extra hinges wherever we go, for we never know when we might be needed to stabilize a wobbly door. By introducing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to others, by helping to anchor hinge-less doors to the God of heaven, we will be helping the hinge-less attach to the firm foundation of life.

A Webkinz I am not, but anyone can be a carpenter that works with the Savior. Now that is a door I can stay connected to – and with just a click of the mouse! How convenient is that?

Marty Norman is a wife, mother, and grandmother of five, who lives in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of “Generation G – Advice for Savvy Grandmothers Who Will Never Go Gray.” You can learn more about her at: www.martynorman.com, http://martynorman.blogspot.com, http://savvygrandmothers.blogspot.com.

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-second-noble-truth/201301/your-dream-worldthis piece stuck out at me because I am more actively paying attention to my dreams again. I have realized for myself and mentioned it many times in my blogs that our personal perception of the world is a key factor to the life we live. A key element to the life we share with other human beings and life forms on this planet. Just because you perceive a person, place, thing or situation a certain way doesn’t make you “right.” It is only your perception, which may be completely different from another. It doesn’t make you “wrong” either…just “different.” We need different to help us navigate this life. I think if we rely only on our own perception of everything, we could be living in a lot of untruths of what reality truly is.

William Berry, LMHC., CAP. The Second Noble Truth

Your Dream World

Don’t go through life unaware you are projecting the inner world onto the outer.

Posted Jan 06, 2013

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This article isn’t about dream interpretation, though the analogy is apt. The post is about how projection, which is a staple in dreaming, occurs in waking life and affects what you see. It is about no longer walking through life in a dream like state and taking the time to delve inside of yourself, to interpret your life.

In Gestalt dream analysis, everything in the dream is you. Other theories, though not outright stating everything in the dream is subjective, recognize that projection is apparent. After all it is your mind creating the images, not an actual person invading your dream. Your unconscious projects an image. The real meaning of the image lies within you, not outside in another.

Dream interpretation is very interesting and can provide clues to the unconscious. The purpose of this post is to discuss how the waking hours can do the same. There are aspects of reality we all agree upon: the weather; who won which bowl game; there is little about these aspects of reality anyone will argue. There is a great deal of room in daily interactions and activities, however, for one to have their own truth, their own perception of reality. In fact, it could be contended that the vast majority of occurrences in a day have a large element of projection.

Projection is when an individual attributes something within him or herself onto another. Basically, you see what you are. This is not new; there are numerous quotes that impart this meaning: Anaïs Nin stated, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Henry David Thoreau proclaimed, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Carl Jung said, “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” These quotes, and likely many others, point to the theory that humans project their unconscious onto others. Simply, what one finds in the world is a reflection of one’s unconscious.

The idea that one is projecting much of what he or she perceives maybe difficult to accept. People rely on their thinking beyond reproach. This is understandable; one has more access to his or her thoughts than any other material. One’s thinking has likely served him well. The thought of not relying on thinking could be terrifying. However, the alternative is to walk through a dream world never interpreted.

In previous posts I have touched on the theme of subjective reality. One of my more popular posts is, “The Truth Will Not Set You Free.” The suggestion is similar here: question thinking. Evaluate it. Step outside of thought, look at it objectively and with an inquisitive mind, and evaluate it. Could all of these learned and insightful people, some of whom developed theories around projection, others who use the theories to assist others to increase happiness, have been wrong? Isn’t it possible or perhaps likely that what one sees is affected by their unconscious, by their experience, by their history? As such, how is projection affecting your vision?

To approach this differently, it is not being suggested that one simply cease having confidence in every thought and question everything. Nothing would get done. Automatic thinking serves the human race well. It helps discern between dangerous and benign situations. It allows for much more productivity. It eases living immensely. To be without it would be to become infantile.

Always functioning and trusting thinking, nevertheless, has its costs. Often one is not completely present in interactions, as the mind, the ego, is determining the next move. This might be what to say or considering what is next on the agenda. By not being completely present, and by allowing automatic thinking to operate unquestioned, one does not perceive reality accurately. Prior experience taints the present. One may not be able to see past their impression. Opportunities may be missed. Negativity focused on rather than positivity. Potential acquaintances judged and discarded without really knowing who they are. Others allowed into one’s life that one might have been better off without. All because an overused, albeit handy, tool has gone unchecked.

It is not the intention of this post to persuade one to give up on initial impressions or hunches. Often they serve an incredible purpose. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Blink”, he does an excellent job of describing how intuition and first impressions can be incredibly positive; while at other times they alter perception in a negative way leading to horrible outcomes. The purpose of this post is simply to encourage the questioning of thought and judgment, especially when it is leading to negative feeling and action. A good beginning would be questioning what we don’t like in another. Carl Jung said, “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Another time to begin self-evaluation is when you misunderstand someone. It is likely you were projecting your own unconscious into the misunderstanding.

Evaluating oneself can be a daunting task. Days are filled with activity, deadlines, and tasks. Automatic thinking permits a smoother, and more efficient life. Evaluating if you are projecting the unconscious takes time and an open mind. It can be an arduous task to interpret the representations you put on another, or on a situation. Questioning one’s thinking, looking within, peering into the possible ugliness that lies in the unconscious is challenging to say the least. But self-understanding, a potentially less outwardly conflictual existence, and being in the present moment more often are worth it.

Copyright William Berry, 2013

References:

Gladwell, Malcolm; 2005; Blink.

 

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9 July 2016 Weird dreams, The Dallas shooting and all the others – the ultimate “school of life” test human beings must pass together

Hello there!  The first part of my post today is weird…dream stuff but I think you will see that even in it’s weirdness, it does connect to what is going on right now.

Anyhew,  last nights dreams are to blame for the wierd.  In one dream I was getting hair and makeup advice.  There was a woman who had recently cut her hair really short and it was now burgundy colored.  The woman didn’t look at all like my friend Laura who recently did this to her hair, but I’m guessing that’s who the woman was meant to represent.  Then there was a man who was quite handsome and he was adjusting his hair and said, “and then I do the bunny thing” as he adjusted a long piece of his mostly short hair to the side of his face like a bunny ear.  I found out Loreal is the brand I want to be using for more full coverage as a liquid make up foundation…hows that for specific?!  Don’t know if it’s true but that’s what the dream people suggested lol.  I use Physician’s Formula in my “real world” because it’s mostly organic and I can pronounce the ingredients in it.  Guess I’ll have to take a look the next time I’m make up shopping at the Loreal stuff lol.

The other dream was something out of Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and bleedover from Kyle’s playing The Witcher on the PS4.  The Game of Thrones part was from my seeing a blurp on MSN the other day with a picture of Peter Dinklage and something about “Winter is coming.” What was happening in the dream, the Penny Dreadful part, was I guess I was with some witches and there was an entity trying to get to me.  When this entity showed up towards the end of the dream, one of the witches I was with said, “Aw shit, Winter has arrived.” Then I saw the creature that had a white face, dark eyes, big hair like Gary Oldman’s Dracula but it wasn’t a man, it was a woman who wore fancy clothes with embroidered beadwork.  She was a woman scorned which is a theme that came out of where Kyle is at in his video game The Witcher!  I haven’t even been paying attention to his gameplay on a conscious level anyways.

If you look at our world, even though the temperature is hotter than ever….what is happening to the temperature of our collective heart is very cold….like Winter.  Not all of us are allowing our hearts to “freeze” and stay in the hope that what we are experiencing is a collective awakening.   Are we waking up to hell freezing over?  I wonder.  I’ve always felt this life is heaven, hell and purgatory all in one…it’s what you make it to be.  Too many people’s dimensions of viewing this life as hell (or thinking it should be) are bleeding over into the rest of our heavenly dimensions I think! 

Kyle is to blame for the phrase “lesbian mosquitos.”  After I told him about my dreams and where mosquitos were biting me, he Googled the phrase and only came up with a Facebook page called “Giant Lesbian Mosquito’s” which was a lot like the Chive for those familiar with those kinds of sites.  It’s content is mostly innuendos and play on words and slightly perverted.  Anyhew…..I’ve been getting mosquito bites in places that do not seem possible to get them LOL!  These bites are through my clothes!  I was playing in the sprinkler yesterday in my swim suite that has a skirt and STILL one of those kamikaze lesbian mosquito biotches managed to get to my womanlies and out without dying!! WTF?! LOL!!!  It could be another bug besides a mosquito, I’m not sure but my body reacts violently to them.  I’ve always reacted badly to mosquito bites.  Very red, large welts, and itchy bites that don’t heal quickly.  Thankfully I haven’t been feeling sick so no West Nile or anything…thank God for that.  Just waking up in the middle of the night scratching!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/winter-delayed-game-of-thrones-season-7_us_577e44cfe4b0344d514e03ba??te=TMZ – winter is coming but the show isn’t just yet lol!  We have tried more than once to watch the series but just haven’t been able to stick with it.  I haven’t written it off, just not time to watch it yet I guess.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0227759/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t1 – Peter Dinklage

source internet - actor Peter Dinklage

source internet – actor Peter Dinklage

No drawing last night, I was just too tired.

We went and got groceries this morning and I was listening to a couple of stockers in the bread section talking about the recent shootings in Dallas.  Yesterday my friend and i talked and cried together about it…..this stuff just keeps happening.  As soon as it seems the ship is righted in the stormy seas….another tidal wave….another tsunami.  My perception of it all is this.  It’s happening in a tighter and tighter circle.  It was happening more sporadically but not any more.  This is the test we as a species must pass before we can move on to the next grade.  We are all members of the same family….we all bleed red….we are all born and we all are going to die.  We are not a color, a nationality, a creed, a sexual orientation, a political party, a sports team or any other “label.” We are human beings sharing space with billions of other life forms and we have got to figure out how to solve our differences without violence.  We have to stop turning on each other for reasons that we ALL suffer collectively.

“You are never out of school, life is school” – quote from my Dad

My Dad Larry

My Dad Larry

I think some people are just so fed up, angry, confused, exhausted and at the end of their chain that they are resorting to becoming terrorists, snipers, criminals….the most dangerous person in the world is one with nothing left to lose.  If you take everything away from someone to include their dignity….they become irrational and unpredictable. It is what I think people fear about those deemed “mentally ill.”  They look like everybody else, oftentimes will act like everybody else but given just the right push….BOOM!  Get to the WHY of these things and you don’t have so much need of the WHAT’S.  I keep saying that and each time this happens I hope that this will be the time we do what is hard.  Instead of arming more people to kill each other in fits of passion, revenge, and rage, we need to get to the core of why these people are choosing to do these things.  What are the economics, the family dynamics, the food and environmental issues at play when it comes to people becoming mentally ill or prone to crime and violence.  What makes a seemingly “normal” person all the sudden explode into rage and violence – enough to kill others? It seems to me the “switch” that most people click on to repress actually doing what they are thinking is broken.  Instead of just thinking about it and then acting on those feelings in some healthy outlet, they are picking up weapons and doing irrational things instead.  I suspect our tainted food, water, air, beauty and cleaning products, the media/entertainment among so many other things we are exposed to every day have broken that switch in our recent generations of humans.

“Garbage in, Garbage out.”

My prayers to the fallen…..

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/breakingnews/newlywed-iraq-veteran-among-the-dallas-police-officers-killed/ar-BBu6zR0?ocid=ansmsnnews11

A newlywed and a Navy veteran of three tours in Iraq were among the five Dallas police officers killed in a sniper ambush on Thursday night. The victims were identified on Friday by officials, relatives and the media.

Seven other police officers and two civilians were wounded in the shooting at the end of a protest over this week’s killing of two black men by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. The Dallas shooter was a U.S. Army reservist who served in Afghanistan.

Following are profiles of the five officers who died.

BRENT THOMPSON

Brent Thompson, of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, one of five officers killed in a shooting incident in Dallas, Texas, U.S., is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters July 8, 2016.© Brent Thompson via LinkedIn/Handout via Reuters Brent Thompson, of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, one of five officers killed in a shooting incident in Dallas, Texas, U.S., is pictured in this undated handout photo…

Transit Police Officer Brent Thompson, 43, worked for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system since 2009 and was the first officer killed in the line of duty since the transit system formed a police department in 1989, DART said on its website.

“As you can imagine, our hearts are broken,” a DART statement said.

Thompson spent more than four years in Iraq, working for private U.S. military contractor DynCorp International as a police liaison officer who supervised Americans training and mentoring the Iraqi police force, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Thompson was married to a fellow DART officer, local television station WFAA reported, citing DART Chief James Spiller. USA Today reported that the couple married about two weeks ago and that Thompson was also a father and a grandfather from a previous marriage.

He attended the police academy at Navarro College in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and later taught classes there, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Thompson’s Facebook page reflected the life of a devoted father, with numerous photos of family posted to his account.

“My family,” Thompson wrote in a caption accompanying a photo on his Facebook page. “I’m so blessed.”

Thompson posted numerous pro-police memes on his Facebook timeline, some of which mocked the “Black Lives Matter” movement and accused President Barack Obama of not adequately supporting law enforcement.

PATRICK “PATRICIO” ZAMARRIPA

Patrick Zamarripa is pictured in this undated family handout photo. Zamarripa, an U.S. Navy veteran, is one of the officers killed in an attack in which five police officers were shot dead at a protest decrying police shootings of black men according to media reports and his friends on social media.

© Hector Zamarripa/Handout via Reuters Patrick Zamarripa is pictured in this undated family handout photo. Zamarripa, an U.S. Navy veteran, is one of the officers killed in an attack in which five police officers were shot dead at a protest decrying…

Navy veteran Patrick Zamarripa, 32, who served three tours in Iraq, was killed in the attack, his family told Reuters. He served in the military reserves as well as working as a Dallas policeman.

His uncle, Hector Zamarripa, said by telephone that Zamarripa was a proud Mexican-American who leaves behind a wife, their toddler-age daughter and a stepson. Although he did not speak much Spanish, he went by the name Patricio among his Spanish-speaking friends and relatives.

“He enjoyed the job, that was his calling,” his uncle said.

“Addicted to the thrill of this job. I own the night. I love my Country, Texas, Family, God, Friends, and Sports! Don’t Tread on Me! ‘Merica,” Patrick wrote on his Twitter profile.

A lover of Tejano music, he posted pictures of his daughter, selfies with other officers on duty and his love for the Dallas Cowboys football team and the Rangers baseball team.

Many of his posts were salutes to other officers. He wrote “Rest in Peace” in honor of two New York cops killed in 2014 and posted an image of an eagle with a caption: “Home of the Free because of the Brave.”

MICHAEL KROL

Michael Krol is pictured in this handout photo. Krol, a former employee of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, is one of the officers killed in an attack in which five police officers were shot dead at a protest decrying police shootings of black men according to local media.

© Wayne County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters Michael Krol is pictured in this handout photo. Krol, a former employee of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, is one of the officers killed in an attack in which…

Michael Krol, a 40-year-old officer with the Dallas Police Department, was killed, according to a statement from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan, where Krol worked as a deputy in the jails from 2003 to 2007.

“We are saddened by the loss of the dedicated officers in Dallas – one of whom was a former member of this agency – and also the wounding of the other officers,” Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon said in the statement.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said in a statement that he had been notified that “one of the fallen officers in Dallas is a Michigan native who previously worked in law enforcement in Southeast Michigan.” He did not name Krol.

LORNE AHRENS

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows former Deputy Lorne Ahrens, who served the county from 1991 to 2002.

© Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shows former Deputy Lorne Ahrens, who served the county from 1991 to 2002.

Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, a 14-year veteran with the Dallas police, was one of those killed, the Dallas Morning News reported. Reuters was not able to reach Ahrens’ family for confirmation.

Ahrens, a 48-year-old California native, was married to a Dallas police detective and had two children, ages 10 and 8, the newspaper reported.

Steve Stribley, a Dallas patrol officer, told the newspaper that Ahrens was “an incredible loving and devoted husband and father” and a “greatly respected veteran of the department.”

MICHAEL SMITH

Michael Smith, 55, also died in the attack, KFDM television in southeastern Texas reported, citing his sister. Smith grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, and served in the military as an Army Ranger before joining the Dallas police in 1989, the television report said.

Reuters was not immediately able to confirm the report.

A GoFundMe page set up to help Smith’s family said he left behind a wife of 17 years and two daughters, ages 9 and 14.

He was known as a friendly family man and had been given a “Cops’ Cop” award from the Dallas Police Association, the Dallas Morning News reported.

(Reporting by Justin Madden and Michael Hirtzer in Chicago and Angela Moon and; Amy Tennery in New York City; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Leslie Adler)

source Old Texas Brewery Facebook page - this is Lorne and Katrina  Pictures sometimes tell a thousand stories, this picture of Lorne Ahrens and his wife Katrina says much more.   What it does not show is their 10 year old girl and their 8 year old boy whom were expecting to wake up Friday morning to see their father.   Lorne Ahrens was a Burleson resident, a husband, a father and was only 45 years old.  Blue at Brew — at Old Texas Brewing Company.

source Old Texas Brewery Facebook page – this is Lorne and Katrina
Pictures sometimes tell a thousand stories, this picture of Lorne Ahrens and his wife Katrina says much more.
What it does not show is their 10 year old girl and their 8 year old boy whom were expecting to wake up Friday morning to see their father.
Lorne Ahrens was a Burleson resident, a husband, a father and was only 45 years old.
Blue at Brew — at Old Texas Brewing Company.