Law and DisOrder

I watched an interesting Law and Order this week. For those that haven't seen it, there was a government official using his office for sexual extortion. Yes, Virginia, some people operate unethically. This man, who worked in immigration, happened to be a Xenophobe, and only exposed his true nature when trying to implore Assistant District … Continue reading Law and DisOrder

Lessons not learned

While reading an article about losing the last of our worlds Holocaust survivors, I was struck by many similarities with the police proactive stings. Phrases like 'all the same vices and weaknesses as today‚Äôs young people', 'neither heroes nor monsters', 'pride turn into self-righteousness', and 'fake news'. Now I am not saying, in any way, … Continue reading Lessons not learned

Just another Day?

Today is looking up, at least on the outside of things. Jace has a new Parole Officer. Her name is Heather Day. I met Heather the day I met Jace last Parole Officer, Sloan Krueger. Sloan was not very friendly, which is fine but not necessary. Heather, on that day, gave me more logical, practical … Continue reading Just another Day?

Getting a J.O.B.

The ad read "Copier Technician Apprentice/Intern". I received a quick reply to my mostly blank resume. I did not want the large gaping missing time frame of prison to be the first thing prospective employers questioned. An appointment was set for the following Monday at 10a.m. I arrived at 9:45. The interview started out as … Continue reading Getting a J.O.B.

The art of 'no internet'

Thank you all for your congratulations and warm wishes to Jace for his recent return. He is doing well, all things considered. He met with his Parole Officer, Sloan, for the first time. One of Jace numerous restrictions is a blanket 'no internet'. Jace, being my son and cut from my cloth said, OK - … Continue reading The art of 'no internet'