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Michael Medin's Profile
Age: 37
Location: MN
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, May 27 2013
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE
CRAZY POLITICS

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Donald Brown's Profile
Age: 41
Location: OH
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Thursday, May 30 2013
Inmate Blog Category:


In life, and in our hardest moments, and in times when we feel so vulnerable and desperate, we reach for a friend because true friendship will persevere. That is the friendship that I long for. Few things in life are as valuable as knowing that your friend stands by your side. I’ve done wrong in my life, obviously, but I don’t want to be remembered solely on the past mistakes that I’ve made. I want to be there for someone that needs a friend. I want to help someone out of the dark place in their life and be their glimmer of sunshine. Just as they would be mine. Tomorrow is promised to nobody so why do we always expect one? I’m right here, wanting to be the shoulder for you to lean on when life keeps serving lemons. We can make lemonade together. Do you ever wonder what’s all out in the universe? Or think to yourself, “What’s the purpose of it all”? I don’t know what all the world and universe has to offer but I am a firm believer there is a purpose and reason for everything. Even when it’s beyond our comprehension. In this constant confinement of this cell, there is ample time to think and write and I would like to share these with you and talk about what you’re interested in. The End

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Greg Arnim's Profile
Age: 63
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 4
Inmate Blog Entry:Saturday, September 14 2013
Inmate Blog Category:Lessons Learned
PURPLE CADILLAC

I’m not really sure what a “blog” is. I’ve never blogged before. I also haven’t Googled, Facebooked or You-Tubed. My last cell phone was the size and weight of a small brick and it couldn’t tell me where I was. But there are books in the library with maps of the world for me to find your country and or city. I find my international mail takes 8-10 days each way. I love the anticipation of mail call, of word from you. And I’m allowed to collect the stamps on your envelopes. No matter how long I have been here…12 years so far…I continue to be rewarded and gratified by the resilience of the human spirit. Man’s humanity is always evident when you take the time to look. I thank all those who have helped me along in my life. Yet at times I ask myself: “Where did I learn that?” Here are some of my mantras: This too will pass. Let it go. The cares of tomorrow can wait till this day is done. I am the master of my thoughts. My favorite pictures: Picasso’s Don Quixote & Sancho Panza R. C. Gorman’s “Enthios” To the man with the purple Cadillac: I learned something important from you that day on the golf course. I honor you by following what you gave me and I share it as freely to others as you shared with me. You have not been forgotten. And I thank you.

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Anthony Rockensock's Profile
Age: 40
Location: MN
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, November 12 2013
Inmate Blog Category:Relationships
THE PAST

With it going on 8 years in January since my sister died from alcohol abuse, I can’t help wondering if my being there would have changed anything? I used to be a drunk too, so I don’t think I’d of been a great influence on her. Some might say it’s just our way to be drunks, as natives. I won’t blame history for being the way I was before prison. I got that teaching from my dad. He was a drunk too. I can’t help wondering what my sister was running from, why did she follow our same path? I guess if I’d have looked at her life outside of the surface glances I gave it; it would be possible I’d not be in the dark now. I miss my sister so much still today. We did not grow up together, so I missed out on so much to begin with. It was only after our dad died that we came back into each other’s lives. Sometimes I want to cry for her but I don’t. This is prison; I can’t look weak in front of these guys. What a foolish world I live in. When I sit in the sweat lodge is the time I can show the pain I have for my sister. I pray she is in a better place and that I have the strength to be a better brother to my other sisters.

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Kayla Buchanan's Profile
Age: 34
Location: FL
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, November 27 2013
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE
ABOUT ME

I’m in prison and could use some real friends to stand by me. I am very open to anyone at all. I’m young and have a big heart. I like to work out and play ball and I also love the “tell the difference” puzzles. Please take the time to get to know me.

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Donald Brown's Profile
Age: 41
Location: OH
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Friday, December 27 2013
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE
SHARING THE PAST

When I was a youngster, my mom took me to the pet store so I could learn to be responsible. I looked around until I came across a cage of guinea pigs. They were so cute, so I picked one up. This was my friend (or so I thought). Apparently the little guy would rather be back in the cage because he bit me. I screamed and tried to throw him back in the cage but in my frantic freak out I knocked the guinea pig cage over. Now there were several of these diabolical rodents scurrying all around my feet. My mind went into survival mode. I tried to climb onto the shelves that held the snake containers. I knocked two over as I managed to get to safety. Snakes were squeezing guinea pigs, guinea pigs were biting snakes, kids were crying, parents were shouting. TOTAL PANDEMONIUM! My mom stood there, arms crossed looking humiliated yet amused. Trust not the guinea pigs for they are deceitful creatures waiting for the opportunity to inflict pain on an unwilling participant. Be wary! Be afraid! Avoid! I‘m just sitting at my desk and thought I’d share a moment of my past with you on this cold and rainy night. Our pasts want to be shared, good and bad. So let’s exchange some and get to know each other. Freedom is a state of mind.

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Steve Newman's Profile
Age: 43
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 8
Inmate Blog Entry:Wednesday, January 15 2014
Inmate Blog Category:Pen Pal
TOP TEN LIST

10 reasons pen pals are better than boyfriends 10) A prison pen pal really does want to hear about your day. 9) Overdue for a bikini wax? Your pen pal will never know. 8) Your pen pal won't hog the blankets at night. 7) When your pen pal snores, it will not wake you up. 6) You'll never have to justify buying an expensive pair of shoes. 5) Go ahead-- wear comfy undergarments...your pen pal won't know. 4) Your pen pal won't secretly read all the texts on your phone. 3) You'll never have to meet your pen pal's parents. 2) A pen pal will never neglect you. 1) A pen pal in prison can't give you an STD or get you pregnant.

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Patrick Cotter's Profile
Age: 31
Location: MA
Total Blog Entries: 1
Inmate Blog Entry:Saturday, February 1 2014
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE
WHAT I'VE LEARNED

LIFE-- I learned that life will spring hard times on you "without warning" and as much as you attempt to prepare and be ready for them, it's almost impossible. I would say simply impossible but I strive to believe that nothingz impossible. But how can someone plan for the unknown, unseen.... It's simply trying to conquer an opponent that is not only invisible but "never was" until "it's been". Our only option is to walk with our heads held high and smiles on high beam. No one person's life will be exact with another's but the experience will sometimes be compatible, but never the same. Similar doesn't come close to the person's thoughts, emotionz, and ability to cope. So we as people can only give a shoulder to lean on, hoping that it will be accepted. Preparation is something you can only hope coincides with the up-and-coming ups and downs. Constantly we overlook small things that impact us in a major way. A smile and not the action of it but the warm feeling it fills your soul with and its ability to defrost a cold state of mind or situation for even those few precious moments. Life is worth all we come to learn on the journey. The "highs" sometimes don't mean as much. Enjoying and living for the good times that sometimes we forget how strong the best times made us. "But that's life." Swayzee

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Ryley Morgan's Profile
Age: 39
Location: OR
Total Blog Entries: 2
Inmate Blog Entry:Tuesday, March 4 2014
Inmate Blog Category:THANK YOU
KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

Thank you everyone for your support. You may not know how much your correspondence means to me but every letter and email I receive brightens my day. Check out my most recent photo posted to my profile. I took it this summer and I think it shows my true nature as a soft, beautiful, strong woman. I'm coming up on a year into my cosmetology courses, which will mark half completion. It has proven to be more challenging than I expected. It's such a fantastic opportunity that the prison offers and only a small group of people attend, so I am very grateful. I look forward to having a career in the beauty industry when I leave here. It's exciting to think about. In my free time, I've been studying the book for school, reading, working out like a mad woman, and meditating. I've also incorporated more yoga into my routine because it makes me feel so good that I wonder why I ever quit. Oh, I must say that I adore all of the foreign mail. It's been such an enriching experience to learn about other cultures. Please continue to write, all of my worldly friends!!! Namaste.

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Greg Arnim's Profile
Age: 63
Location: ID
Total Blog Entries: 4
Inmate Blog Entry:Monday, March 24 2014
Inmate Blog Category:LIFE
BRAVE ENOUGH TO REACH OUT

Are the people who will be most important in our life those whom we have already met? Or are they still out there somewhere?… Somehow preparing for our paths to cross?… or cross once again? For a long time, I had neither the will, the heart, nor the courage to reach out to anyone. Surprise! Nothing ever happened. It was as if I needed permission. Over time, however, I have learned to love and respect myself in healthy ways. I found I only needed my own permission. So this is now my portal to you and the world. This is the only way I can reach out and be available to you. I used to worry about writing to someone I didn't know. I would ask myself, "Why would I?" "Why would you?" With no answers, I decided I could trust in the unknown and put myself out there by means of this. I figured I don't need to know "why". I can always ask later. I answered every letter. Guess what? There are some incredible people in this world! A couple of faraway strangers have become best friends. A voice from the past reconnected. My life is enriched… my perspectives and understandings broadened. If you have read this far, you and I have already met and formed a connection through time and space. Can we afford to let this opportunity pass? For me, I am always ready to fail once again. But this time, I am more than ever prepared to succeed. Doing nothing is not an option for me. Won't you join me? Even if you decide not to write, please go up to a stranger every now and then; smile; and tell them a man in Boise, Idaho, USA, says "hello" and that he hopes that the two of you can pause a moment finds beauty in the day together… a passing stream, a sunny sky, or a gentle breeze…You will have the right words to pass on for me.

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