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 … Continue reading “Journal 8.28.17”

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 … Continue reading “Journal 8.27.17”

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 … Continue reading “Journal 8.26.17”

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 … Continue reading “Journal 8.25.17”

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 … Continue reading “Journal 8.24.17”

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 … Continue reading “Journal 8.23.17”

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 … Continue reading “Journal 8.21.17”

Journal 8.19.17

Saturday – Today I was in my cell doing the usual writing and listening to radio when I was informed by the guard that I had a visit! This was a surprise because I had not gotten any letters or jpay (email) telling me someone was visiting, so I did not know who it would … Continue reading “Journal 8.19.17”

Journal 8.18.17

Friday – Sometimes it’s hard to believe how fast the days and weeks go by. This daily routine we have on TX DR, or in prisons in genera,l rarely changes and when we do the same thing over and over we stop paying attention and the days and weeks blur together and when we look … Continue reading “Journal 8.18.17”

Journal 8.12.17

Saturday – It’s mid morning as I take time to write today. It’s heating up in this part of Texas with the high temps around 97F today. I am grateful that the vent system works well in my cell, but I am ready to go back to Dallas County where the building is air-conditioned. That … Continue reading “Journal 8.12.17”