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On Wisdom

As a teenager the word wisdom was as foreign to me as some far away land in Southeast Asia. As I sit here finishing up a 22 and half-year prison sentence I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on … Continue reading

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In one of the programs that I have taken since my incarceration at 14 years old there was an experience shared that I would like to now share with you. It was a group discussion about why we did what … Continue reading

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Beyond Stereotypes to Acceptance

From my earliest of memories I have known that I have had a problem with gaining acceptance. My life has been a model of constant change and false senses of stability. I was born in Salem, OR in 1989 to … Continue reading

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I remember how badly I wanted attention from my dad. He is an alcoholic and in all of my childhood memories I always see him with a can of beer. He was larger than life, a hulk of a man, … Continue reading

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