According to Webster

June 18, 2015 According to Webster An ambiguous message that is clarified by making effective use of the statement "According to Webster..." is typically recognized as persuasively valid. But who is "Webster" and what are his qualifications to be held in such high...

Orange is the New Black vs. Real Prison

June 8, 2015 Orange is the New Black vs. Real Prison Certainly most people watch the made-for-NetFlix original series "Orange is the New Black" for entertainment, but I'm not alone having watched it for "training and education" purposes before self-surrendering to...

Progress Report From Federal Prison

May 25, 2015 Progress Report From Federal Prison Goal #7: I will seek prison jobs that add value to my fellow prisoners or the community where I am confined, and I will minimize time spent doing routine tasks when possible. I entered prison with 7 written goals. Each...

The Curse of Captivity

May 14, 2015 The Curse of Captivity In the morning you will say, "If only it were evening!" and in the evening you will say "If only it were morning!" The Bible Prison Sunrise...I climb down from the top bunk onto a metal folding chair at 6:00am. Its a new day in...

What is remorse?

What is remorse? The producer of Lifetime Network's upcoming documentary "24 to Life" asked me to define remorse while filming for the show prior to my self-surrender in April. Words that define a feeling assume perspective, but perspective is dependent upon...

Kathmandu

Kathmandu I heard on the radio last night that the death toll from the earthquake in Nepal exceeds seven thousand people, and rescue workers are not expecting to find more survivors in the hardest hit area. I spent several days in Kathmandu in August 2013, and I...

A “Lifetime” of Forgiveness

May 6, 2015 A "Lifetime" of Forgiveness I was fortunate to participate in a Lifetime documentary focused on people who make mistakes and are preparing for prison. The series is called "24 to Life" and will air sometime late this year. My friend and prison consultant,...

A few feet of runway behind me…

April 30, 2015 A few feet of runway behind me... I self-surrendered at FCI McKean yesterday at 9:42am. It was intense, confusing and heartbreaking as my wife left and I went inside for processing. The first 24 hours of confinement have been balanced by cautious...

Recovery Begins Now

April 27, 2015 Recovery Begins Now Its 7:30am on the morning before I leave my family for prison. This is where my blog begins. I have never been this sad, sorry or afraid but I am praying continuously that the waves will calm as they approach. Everything that we can...

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