Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Shakedown

A few months into my prison experience the major retired. This major was known for his steaks during employee appreciation week and for coining the phrase, “All this and a paycheck too.” When we had to reschedule an awards ceremony … Continue reading

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Recipes–Part II

Back around Christmas I wrote about the creative cooking that goes on in the living units using the items offenders can purchase for themselves and a few extra items they lift from the chow hall. Last month the newsletter committee … Continue reading

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The Cycle

“What do you do for fun? I mean, did (for fun)?” I asked. He’s as placid as he appears observant. I’ve never seen him make a move he didn’t have to, sometimes becoming so still in his seat I thought … Continue reading

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A Couple of Characters

When The Force is with us, we call him Rudy Skywalker; when we’re feeling alliterative, we call him Rudy the Roamer. His buddies just call him Rudy. He’s a tall, slim kid, and as you might have guessed, he likes … Continue reading

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Why I am Silent Here

I set a goal to write 100 posts by the end of January. The goal-oriented person I am, I accomplished that. This was not merely a tick off of my list of things to do, I meant to continue in … Continue reading

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Awhile back I shared some prison recipes. Working on my last issue of the campus newsletter I was given the very recipes being shared at Christmas. Canteen Recipes Sometimes “Spreads” get old. Have you ever wondered how to make the … Continue reading

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Dear Javier–Part 2

Remember “Javier”? When I started rethinking my writing prompts, I gave my Creative Writing class an alternative assignment to write a letter to him. They wanted to know if I’d really give it to him. I have no intentions of … Continue reading

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