155 Days of Good Time Restored

    Remember my NA series and all those NA Meetings I attended? Well they just now paid off in the form of good time. My release date has been adjusted from 8-9-32 to 3-7-32. I haven't done the math, but according to DOC, that's 155 days! Upon receiving this good news I was also … Continue reading 155 Days of Good Time Restored

Adopting A Dog

    Adopting a dog will change your life. I know because it has changed mine. I don't actually adopt, I just work with dogs and get them ready for adoption. In doing so, I reap tremendous life changing benefits. I'm in a program called Freedom Tails. For 10 weeks I live with a dog … Continue reading Adopting A Dog

Yahoo Leaves

    I had him for 76 glorious days. In that time, I witnessed an impressive transformation. He went from a dog that didn't even know his name, or any basic commands, to a dog that obeys all his commands and even learned a couple new tricks. At 3pm a Sargent┬ácame to my cell and … Continue reading Yahoo Leaves

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

Influential Books

    I've already done 21 years of a 43 year prison sentence. I've spent many nights laying in the dark, wondering WHY? HOW? Why me? How did this happen? Why did I do the things I did? How did certain thoughts enter my mind? And why did I act on them? The process of … Continue reading Influential Books

My 6th NA Meeting

  I took a seat in the back. I shook a few hands as people filed in. Then, I just sat there and listened as people read from chapter 10 in the big blue NA book. This is what I got from it: "We are often amazed at how things work out for us. We … Continue reading My 6th NA Meeting

As I Understand It

    The spirit within me is God. Therefore, I am my own God. I decide if I want to create an Almighty Living Spirit within my being. There is no outside divine nature that dictates anything. Everything comes from within. The Spirit within me, which I have cultivated and created, represents Wholeness. It is … Continue reading As I Understand It