Journal – February 21st 2019

Thursday February 14th 2019. Once again I have found my pen and write. My cell is on the second floor, what we call “two-row” and I am directly over the day room. This building is constructed of solid cement. The walls, floor, ceiling. And sound bounces, carries echoes off the walls. Most of the time ... Read More

Journal – February 1st, 2019

It seems that for the past few months I have done more thinking and reflecting than trying to write about the experiences that life sends my way. Sometimes when it seems like it’s non-stop I will sit still and listen, look and pay attention. Because the universe will send me hints and signs as to ... Read More

Journal 8.29.17

Tuesday – Still no movement so I “showered” in my cell and am keeping glued to different news broadcasts on the radio. Today’s forecast is 4-6 inches of rain in Livingston. I think if we make it through today with no flood negative events we might be out of the woods. I can see the ... Read More

Journal 8.28.17

Monday – This morning I woke up to a “no movement” status on DR because only half the usual number of guards came to work. They do not have enough guards to run the building on the normal schedule – recs, showers, etc. I am in a corner in this building so all I see ... Read More

Journal 8.27.17

Sunday – I woke up this morning and when I turned up my radio that was on NPR they were broadcasting CBS TV news. They reported that 24 inches of water/rain has fallen on Houston. A few hours later the CBS TV news building had to be evacuated because it was flooding. The rain, the ... Read More

Journal 8.26.17

Saturday – This morning I went to shower and came back to my cell and used pieces of Dial soap that I had soaked and softened with water to plug up my leaky window in my cell. I am getting ready for the rain. Hurricane Harvey hit as a category IV storm with winds at ... Read More

Journal 8.25.17

Friday – I woke up this morning and did my laundry so it would dry by the time the rain begins. The storm is now a hurricane, Harvey, and is expected to hit Corpus Christi, TX as a category III hurricane with winds at 120 mph, rain, even tornadoes. I have been listening to the ... Read More

Journal 8.24.17

Thursday – I can’t help but think about the pending storm and now it has affected me personally. I hoped to visit my friend Abby today, but when I heard that the rain and flooding could begin as early as today I knew Abby would not travel from Austin and visit. She is now one ... Read More

Journal 8.23.17

Wednesday – Today I heard a weather forecast that a tropical storm named Harvey is forming in the Gulf of Mexico and they say it can reach land by Friday. This storm has the ability to become a hurricane. I am confined about 100 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico coast line and I ... Read More

Journal 8.21.17

Monday – Today I was blessed with a visit from Glenna, my long time friend and spiritual advisor, who comes to visit me every month. There have been times in my life when the only person who would come to visit me, thereby getting me out of this awful cell, has been Glenna. I have ... Read More