Essential Incarceration

At no time in the modern era has the concern over incarceration--its purpose and consequences--been so prevalent and urgent. This has been quite clear from the amount of legislative… More

Lockdown

On July 20th, 1985, a sunny Saturday afternoon in New Hampshire’s High Summer, with most of the inmates at the State Prison drawn by the perfect weather out into… More

Sweeter Than Sugar

You know, I find it quite remarkable today, at the age of 33, reflecting the long gone days of my tender adolescence. Time’s winged chariot takes me on fleeting… More

August Picnic

It was a cloudy overcast morning and from my window I could see a clump of boats riding gently at their moorings. Below my window surrounded by angles of… More

If This Is Serious, Why Am I Laughing?

CAST OF CHARACTERS INDIO...PUERTO RICAN MALE, 25—30, HAS SLIGHT ACCENT, SHORT AND THIN, BEARDBLACK...BLACK MALE, 20, TALL AND MUSCULAR, VERY PHYSICALWHITE...WHITE MALE, 35-40, MEDIUM HEIGHT, GOING BALDGUARD...WHITE FEMALE, 22-24,… More

He Who Loved The Land

Nothing ever escaped my Grandfather, he was a perfectionist, who loved the land and everything on it. He liked to watch things grow. From the time I was big… More

No Pain

“They who go - feel not the pain of parting; it is they who stay behind that suffer.”--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Michael Angelo”My eyes shot open and I instinctively braced myself for… More

A Whale Hunting Heritage

I am a resident of Barrow, Alaska; a whale hunting community on the northern most tip of Alaska. I was born and raised in Barrow with an unyielding urge… More

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