Monthly Archives: January 2013

DPchallenge: 1,000 Words, Take Two: Dear Ex

Weekly Writing Challenge: 1,000 Words, Take Two You had a lot of fun with the A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words challenge, and we had a lot of fun reading your entries – so let’s go for Round Two. Your challenge this week … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Testimony

At my in-laws’ church last Sunday a parolee shared his testimony which I’m retelling here to the best of my recollection. A year to the day before Roe v. Wade, Howe was born into the world with an IUD implanted in his … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Breaking the Law

Daily Prompt: Breaking the Law Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best? I’m a day late and … Continue reading

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To what dot does this one connect?

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, … Continue reading

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Numbers

In prison, like a lot of the world, we rely on numbers. Every day, every eight hours, we count our population in order to prevent and detect escape. The lively presence of two hundred and twenty some odd offenders scattered … Continue reading

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A Shout Out

One of the inspirations for this blog comes from No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court by Edward Humes. He takes his title from a line in a poem written by one of the juveniles … Continue reading

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DP Challenge: Starting Over-Part Two

In his own words: Escape, a college essay My tattoos mean a lot of different things: honor, respect, pride, acceptance, and fame. When I was growing up they meant all of the above, but mostly they symbolized escape for me. … Continue reading

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