Life In Prison

Just some ideas, thoughts and various ramblings for your enjoyment.

Goliath Can Be Overcome

I've been at Waseca Federal prison 4 months now.   I'm finally getting comfortable here.  Being put in the SHU at Dublin was a bit of a setback for me; it reaffirmed my fear that a prison can do whatever it wants to an inmate. …

A Reason to Continue

Some days in prison are harder than others. I could tell you all the reasons that prison is hard, but that probably goes without saying.  I've put together 2 weeks of hard days now, and sometimes it feels like there's no end in sight.  I've…

The Little Things Matter Most

Special Moments I used to think I had to make big contributions in life to be happy.  I thought whatever I was doing, it had to be big! I enjoyed taking pictures and worked hard to build a successful photography business, documenting exquisite weddings and…

Conversations

Peaceful Conversations My children started school on Monday, and I was filled with a deep sense of sadness! the separation hurts more sometimes than others, and Monday was one of those times. Each time someone said hello to me on Monday I started to cry,…

A Divine Appointment

A few days ago I was sitting in a grove of trees, when a woman approached and asked if she could join me. I welcomed her to my sanctuary and she said, "I'm having a really hard time, and I didn't know where to go." …

The Little Things

Prison life is very structured, but the simplicity makes it easier to appreciate the little things. When an inmate looks up and smiles, or when an officer says, "How are you doing today Ms. Louder." it is meaningful, and I notice it more than I…

The Struggle

I've been plagued with feelings of anger and discouragement lately, and it's been, well, discouraging! I hesitate to share how I've been feeling because I pride myself in being strong and capable of handling any challenge, but in this case my feelings have me licked! …

All About Sadie

I had a video visit with my family on Sunday night and my daughter Sadie said, "Hey Mom, how come you don't ever do blog posts about your kids?" I thought that was a great idea! So I'm going to do my regular post, then…

My First Fight at Waseca

That title may be misleading.  It wasn't really my fight, but it was the first that I witnessed here.  I'm working in the career resource center, which is located in the recreation department. One of the things that I like about my job is that…
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