Day 91 in Federal Prison

May 29, 2014 Day 91 in Federal Prison My friend (who has completed 10 years of a 12 year federal prison sentence) and I were talking today. He said that last year he went into town to see a ear, nose, and throat doctor for a visit (they couldn't help him here).  While...

Memorial Day Sunday in Federal Prison

May 25, 2014 Memorial Day Sunday in Federal Prison I got up early today. It is 7:40AM and I ran 5 miles, ate breakfast and am about to play tennis. It's going to be another tough one today, I think.  After this, I'm going to do my best to block out the outside world...

Memorial Day in Federal Prison

May 24, 2014 Memorial Day in Federal Prison So, I'm sitting here on Memorial Day weekend wishing I were where I always am today: in VA Beach. It's kind of a bummer, but when I consider how much time I have served and how little I have left to serve, I feel better....

Eighty Days Down in Federal Prison

May 15, 2014 Eighty Days Down in Federal Prison I'm almost 80 days in and obviously in full swing now. The days are going by much faster than in the beginning. I feel like this is a sign of me settling in. It seems like the shock has mellowed as the days go on. The...

Loving Landscaping in Federal Prison

May 17, 2014 Loving Landscaping in Federal Prison at FCI Petersburg I've talked about adapting before. I am continuing to adapt to different things every single day of this journey. Some things come natural and others don't. Some things are good, some are not. An...

Feeling Productive from Prison

May 10, 2014 I have set many goals here and am right on target. That makes me feel really good. Unfortunately, prison life around FCI Petersburg looms around every corner and it's impossible to mentally get away from it. At times the stress is overwhelming. I'm...

No Money in Prison

May 9, 2014 No Money in Prison Some of the inspirations of my journals come from conversations with other inmates. At landscaping yesterday, I was talking with another inmate who has been down for 9 years (that's 9 years of soul searching). He asked an interesting...

Prison Food – Trying to Stay Healthy

May 4, 2014 Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to eat healthy food here. I am used to eating organic food from Whole Foods, and this is obviously no where close. I can't drink smoothies, healthy bars, clean, healthy greens, organic steaks etc. I am reduced to...

Federal Prison

April 29, 2014 Still here in Federal Prison. Time is moving though. Today was a rainy day here at the camp. We've all heard the news of the LA Clippers owners's sanctions due to his racist comments. The NBA took a strong stance which hopefully will deter any other...

Just Another Day in Prison

April 23, 3014 Just Another Day in Prison: I don't know if I mentioned that I am on the landscaping crew now. We cut the grass around the low, medium and the camp. It's great actually and much better than the chow hall. At home we have a yard person and have had one...

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