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tenzintenzin Posted 2 days, 8 hours ago.   Favorite
Hello Douglas
Just to confirm your post regarding treatment has been published on the blog.
I’ve sent you some snail mail which hopefully you’ll receive before reading this.
I hope prison staff see fit to treat you with dignity so that they can retain theirs. I’m sure the row is already a pressurised environment without the need to exacerbate that. But ultimately we are only human and hopefully it was just a one off.
Look after yourself

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esteed75 Posted 2 days, 9 hours ago.   Favorite
Hi Rita,

My sincerest apologies for delay. More messages will be coming soon.


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tenzintenzin Posted 2 days, 10 hours ago.   Favorite
Hello Christopher
Hope you are in good form mentally and spiritually. Well Christmas came and went and now it’s 2020 a new decade!
You did well being in solitary that length of time and re re-emerging into the world unscathed, but I doubt I would have been the same. If people are held in solitary for that much time in other parts of the world, like for example in the Arabian states the USA is quick to condemn them, yet still meters out this punishment itself.
I got quite scared when Trump assassinated the Iranian general. If the guy was such a big terrorist then why was that the first time I ever heard his name? Trumps kids and their offspring will never join the military so why is he making decisions that we will pay for? I despise this orange buffoon he is dangerous. But he will get another term so we have to brace ourselves for that. I hope this is his last outing in the missiles room, or wherever they decide these these things. I can’t remember who said it, but it was written somewhere that the last war we fight will not be because of oil or land, it will be about culture and religion. People who are super rich, don’t understand how to run countries or create problems in the world. The minute a 5 minute warning goes off Trump will be ten stories underground surrounded by people who will take a bullet for him.
There was a terrible article this week about inmates in a jail in Mississippi. The water coming out the tap was brown, and the food in trays was unrecognisable as something you would actually eat. It was like something from the days of medieval times that peasants would eat. Jay Z has threatened legal action over it, hopefully they might get shamed into making some much needed changes.
Do you have to share a cell?
Cutting your hair like that reminds me of the story of Samson from the Bible. I’m a Buddhist but I have read it. Although the film with Victor Mature immediately comes to mind. When he had his hair cut because they believed that’s where his strength was, but he regrew it and toppled the temple. Keeping dreads clean in jail probably difficult.
So you work outside. What’s the weather like where you are? I live just outside London inUK it’s cold now but no snow yet.
Thanks for replying. Look after yourself.

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Robwil65 Posted 3 days, 5 hours ago.   Favorite
Oh i forgot to mention that Nathaniel (Gramps from New York) 178 South rd. Greenburgh, NY passed away in December of 2019. he was 98 yrs old. I was contacted by aunt Diane (I thought he had already passed years before. that's what i was told). However she contacted me to get mommy info the she passed. The house was left to her and her sibblings. At first she said mom left us something then she called me back and said she didn't because mom was in heavy debt.

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erswanson Posted 3 days, 6 hours ago.   Favorite
I finished the transcription for your post. Beautiful words. Thank you for writing.

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erswanson Posted 3 days, 6 hours ago.   Favorite
I finished the transcription for your post. Stay strong and keep going. Keep writing! PS. Your handwriting is gorgeous.

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Robwil65 Posted 3 days, 6 hours ago.   Favorite
Hey Bro, It's Robert. I miss you and if you can get in touch. I'm reading your things now online...

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leslietayloretal Posted 3 days, 6 hours ago.   Favorite
Bottle on the way.

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leslietayloretal Posted 3 days, 6 hours ago.   Favorite
I got to HEAR Ta-Nehisi Coates speak in person, a couple years ago. He was excellent. And yes, I see the parallels.


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leslietayloretal Posted 3 days, 6 hours ago.   Favorite
1. Hmmm. Is "unintelligence" something of one's own perception of themselves, or only of others? Personally I would choose superior emotional or spiritual intelligence every time, and that would get me through whether I was stuck with geniuses or dunces (in the cognitive/intellectual sense).

2. I'd rather be stranded all alone. Especially after thinking about this since receiving a letter recently from someone who might be a lot like you!

Leslie T.

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