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Happy Thanksgiving—2010…

I wasn’t gonna post today…but what the hey…  I suppose if I think about it for awhile, I’ll recall some memorable prison experience that occurred during this holiday over the past 21 yrs.  But, for the most part, the holidays have only been a check-off on the calendar, “Ten Thanksgivings down, 12 to go,” whatever…

"Cement work is easier..."

In a sense, I was fortunate.  I was in my late 40s when I started this 25-yr bit; my family was already grown.  Many of the guys (and lady prisoners) have young families.  Their incarceration—most on a humble, some bullshit 2-bit crime, like reefer or coke—is a further impoverishment for their families, especially the children.  A vicious conservative cycle.

Well, it’s been an interesting week for thankful remembrance.  Let’s see.  Ahh, Bristol Palin came in 3rd in that dance show (I watched once, a yr-or-so ago). more…