The Two Day Shakedown

    On Thursday December 1st, DOC spent $18K to shakedown two units. DOC brought extra guards in by the buss load! Literally. The first unit they hit was G UNIT. The dog program is in that unit. So at about 10 am, a guard brought me Sam from G UNIT. Sam is a two … Continue reading The Two Day Shakedown

Thanksgiving In The Joint (part 2)

    After reading an email from my sweet wife about what she is thankful for, I realized that my previous Thanksgiving post was incomplete. I failed to mention the things that I am thankful for. I'm thankful for having such a wonderful family. Starting with my wife. She is so incredibly kind and loving. Her dedication & … Continue reading Thanksgiving In The Joint (part 2)

Engaging In Meaningful Activities Is Crucial To A Healthy Lifestyle

    Now that I'm learning a little about Occupational Therapy, I feel like it's giving me a deeper, richer, more thorough understanding of life in general. I reflect back to my days of crime and misconduct, and I see direct parallels to the fact that I had zero to very little meaningful activities in my … Continue reading Engaging In Meaningful Activities Is Crucial To A Healthy Lifestyle

Real Love Letters

    Real Love Letters: Falling in love through writing. The connection. The journey. The romance. How could a vibrant, intelligent woman fall in love with a man in prison? To most people, it makes no sense. I don't even fully understand it. Yet, I'm referring to my situation. HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? That is the … Continue reading Real Love Letters

Consequences of My Crime Inspire Great Change

    Back in 1994, I was in a drunken rage and shot 4 innocent young men. It is only because of their strong will that no one died. I got what I deserved: 43 years in prison. I've never appealed it. I've never seeked clemency. And I have no desire to be paroled. I … Continue reading Consequences of My Crime Inspire Great Change

How I Was Affected By Occupational Deprivation

    "I think it would be helpful for the audience to understand how you personally were affected by Occupational Deprivation." ~Sandra Rogers That single sentence stood out to me and is where the title of this post came from. First, I had to understand the meaning of Occupational Deprivation (OD). As far as I … Continue reading How I Was Affected By Occupational Deprivation

Thanksgiving 2015

    I went to brunch at 8:30 am. Then layed around and watched football. Then went to dinner at 5:00 pm. I had: fried chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravey, yams, fruit salad, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie w/whiped cream. It was actually pretty darn good! I was thankful. Then I came back, hopped up on … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2015