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The Meaning of Christmas in Federal Prison

Christmas is a special day, although different while in a Federal Prison. Many of us celebrate Christmas as a time of year to acknowledge the birth of Christ. We also are joined with our families and friends, decorated trees, sparkling lights and beautifully wrapped gifts to exchange on Christmas morning. Roasted turkey for dinner, cozy …

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What does a Felon wear on a Match.com date?

What does a convicted felon wear on a match.com date? This is exhausting, why do I put myself in these situations.  At this point, I’d rather pour a glass of wine or the bottle and wear a bathrobe. I don’t like what I am wearing, everything is black.  Black pants, black shirt, black shoes…. Shezzzz.  …

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Who do you Trust in Prison?

Who did I trust in prison? Trusting people was never an issue for me.  I trusted most everyone and quite easily.  I was described as, too trusting.   I also learned, I trusted bad people, not knowing they were bad at the time.   Prison cured me of trusting everyone. Prison, was scary at first and I wanted a …

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Comment on Freedom Speaker Blog

Comment on Freedom Speaker, it matters It’s a privilege in having the freedom to post comments, express oneself, and an invitation not to be taken for granted.  In the “big house” (Federal Prison) we didn’t have the freedom to do so.  Imagine being without the internet or social sites.  No google, no Facebook, No Wikipedia, no MapQuest. (could encourage escaping) Lol …

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Orange is the New Dress!

From a successful real estate broker to a convicted felon, I now speak about the lessons learned in prison. Orange was the new dress; I wore to speak at Real Estate Success Rocks, convention in Charleston, SC. An engaging audience of 400 real estate brokers/owners from all over the country, made me feel welcomed beyond my …

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Waiting is difficult, we don’t wait well

We hate to wait, we have little patience, and a sense of expectation, we are entitled …and life is but a dream… The emergency room is not one of my favorite destinations, but inevitably I decided to pay them a visit yesterday. While sitting in my private room, with the curtain drawn, (I feel like I …

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Compassionate payphones

There’s nothing sexy about a payphone.  Their bulky, sticky, dirty, and you never know if they’re going to operate correctly. You may not be old enough to remember payphones, but you could spot payphones on the side of the road or at the corner gas station, and my favorite was the phone booth. Not only for superman, but if you …

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