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Beautiful Meaning

BEAUTIFUL MEANING An ageless debate stagnates among us about whether the demoralization and morbidness of the Texas prison structure is present by intent, or just cause and effect.  However, no one reasonable denies that the end result is symmetrical.  Yet, … Continue reading

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The Weather and other thoughts…

April 30, 2017 I suspect today is the last cool day of the season and I am already missing it with sadness instead of appreciating it with joy.  Merely by saying that, however, reminds me to live for the moment … Continue reading

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Shinful Meaning

SHINFUL MEANING “How frequently in the course of our lives, the evil which itself we shun, and which when we fall into it is the most dreadful to us, is oftentimes the very means or door of our deliverance.” –Daniel … Continue reading

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Zenless

Oh ugly day. If you’ve ever packed up everything you own in the world into laundry bags on a blistering hot day, lugged it all 332 steps to a dingy gym and, watched helplessly as chronically unemployable, petty-minded bullies used … Continue reading

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Hopeless

There’s a friend in the next cell I’ll call Michael.  Michael is a fish, he’s done less than three months of a 60-year sentence, and everything is still new and appalling.  Like all fish in a Southern penitentiary, he alternates … Continue reading

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The Black Box

  I recently wrote about the one-hundred-dollar medical co-payment that the Texas justice system extorts from the families of its inmates and how criminal it is for a government to double tax its most poverty-stricken citizens simply for caring about … Continue reading

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Get Over It

The following piece of writing (I cannot bring myself to call it an essay), called “Get Over it”, is quite graphic and loaded with offensive language. However, unlike “Commissary Day’1, a previous essay, I cannot bring myself to edit or … Continue reading

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