Texas Death Row News – September 2, 2018

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club”. Jack London. It’s hard to be a human being. Whether you live a life of privilege and luxury, or find yourself confined on Texas death row, you’re still subject to the same things – aging, illness and death. I’ve never lived … Continue reading “Texas Death Row News – September 2, 2018”

Worry…

TEXAS DEATH ROW NEWS                        MAY 26, 2018. “WORRY…” I sometimes think of my twenty-year-old self and am amazed that back then I had few things in my life that caused me worry. I was young, strong, had a job with a few dollars in my pocket and thought I was going to live forever. Because … Continue reading “Worry…”

Where do you find inspiration?

DEATH ROW NEWS – May 19, 2018 Where do you find inspiration? “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well” – Diane Ackerman On most days, I wake each morning beginning … Continue reading “Where do you find inspiration?”

Making the most of it…

TEXAS DEATH ROW NEWS                                    May 5th 2018. “MAKING THE MOST OF IT…” “A mystic, Al Ghazali, was asked ‘what did you learn from your spiritual paths’ His reply was: ‘I learned two things, firstly, time is like a sword; if you don’t cut through it, it will cut you down. The second thing is if … Continue reading “Making the most of it…”

Lockdown on Texas Death Row

Death Row News – April 20, 2018. LOCKDOWN ON TEXAS DEATH ROW!!! Every 90 days, Texas death row located on Polunsky Unit is locked down. A lock down is when movement is suspended and death row prisoners are confined to their cells. There is no recreation and prisoners are allowed to shower 3 times a … Continue reading “Lockdown on Texas Death Row”

Who are you?

TEXAS DEATH ROW NEWS                            April 6, 2018 WHO ARE YOU? « I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death” … Continue reading “Who are you?”

If you could read my mind

TEXAS DEATH ROW NEWS                          March 24, 2018. “IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND…” If you could read my mind right now, what would you see? Would you be surprised? Amazed? Disappointed or maybe find a new perspective on your life and all the blessings in it? This morning I woke to a dark, quiet and … Continue reading “If you could read my mind”

My religion

TEXAS DEATH ROW NEWS – MARCH 16, 2018. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness” – Dalai Lama Everyone knows that life has its highs and lows, its mountains and valleys. Whether you’re in … Continue reading “My religion”

Singing through the storm

Texas Death Row News – March 10, 2018. “Singing through the storm has helped us sustain our sense of self, our sense of family, and our sense of community” – Dr Cornel West In 1998, I began this experience that has seen me arrested, convicted and sentenced to death for a crime that I am … Continue reading “Singing through the storm”

Juan Castillo

Texas Death Row News – Feb. 25, 2018. “HELPING A FRIEND – JUAN CASTILLO WHO HAS A NEW EXECUTION DATE FOR MAY 16, 2018” I’ve known Juan Castillo since he was sent to Texas death row in 2005. We’ve always got along well and I consider him a good friend. When I returned from Dallas … Continue reading “Juan Castillo”