Activity: 46 comments, 5065 transcriptions


  • Congratulations!
    on Graduation by Edwin J. Hutchison July 3, 2016
  • I hope your daughter is okay. She sounds too young (emotionally and mentally) to be a mother. If she goes through with it, the pain of childbirth will be pretty hard on her too. Maybe you could ask your son or some old friends to help her out?
    on Tragedy And Graduation, 2 Stories, 1 Of Rape, The Other Of Honor by Robert Pezzeca July 11, 2016
  • Wow, that was unnecessarily cruel. They could have at least given you an explanation for the earlier dismissals. It's bad enough that you have to split your funds and go through so much tape in the first place. It's worrying to think that many others could have gone through the ...
    on Wisconsin Prison Litigation Reform Act by Harlan Richards July 22, 2016
  • According to the show's website: The Ellen DeGeneres Show PO Box 7788 Burbank, CA 91522 ATTN: Fan Mail Best of luck!
    on Ellen Degeneris Show by Donny Welch Aug. 3, 2016
  • Never been to Cleveland or been a parent, so I can't claim to know how to help. But there are two organizations that help young mothers in the area: Mom's First and YoungLives. There's always PlannedParenthood too. Maybe you or your brother could write to them to ask for help? ...
    on Comment Response by Robert Pezzeca Aug. 4, 2016
  • Some other organizations that might help you. I'm including the phone numbers too with the mailing addresses. The National Center for Fathering is the same organization that hosts WATCH D.O.G.S., but I think they're more open to providing parenting tips. National Center for Fathering 1600 West Sunset Ave., Ste B ...
    on Comment Response by Robert Pezzeca Aug. 31, 2016
  • This is written with the assumption that scientists of all studies gained power and kept it secret. This can't be further from the truth. * Galileo Galilei * Moses Harris * Thaddeus William Harris * Alice Eastwood * Marija Šimanska * Henrietta Swan Leavitt These people and many more tried ...
    on Redemption, Ltr 117 by Ray Jones Sept. 10, 2016
  • Like you already said, hashtags are things that make exact words stick out in social media search engines. If you want a layman's explanation, you can think of a hashtag (#followedbywhatever) as a type of label. But that wouldn't be right to leave it just as that, so here we ...
    on Hashtag #Huh? by Dymitri Haraszewski Oct. 13, 2016
  • That's disgusting about the food in there. That's something you hear about and think only happens in the movies. It's sad that that's not the case. Neat to see there's people behind the bars who know about NaNoWriMo too. Hope the novel group stays motivated and dedicated to their daily ...
    on Birthday Causerie by Johnny E. Mahaffey Oct. 30, 2016
  • I'm glad that you were able to reunite with your daughter in some way. Hope you two can reconnect and make up for lost time. Us humans often have a knee-jerk reaction to the things or events we experience. No surprise really, since it's a part of our primitive survival ...
    on Comment Response by Robert Pezzeca Oct. 30, 2016
  • To be fair, Hillary did win the popular vote (the number that the average Joe voted). You can thank Article Two of the Constitution and the Electoral College for Trump's presidential seat. So please don't fall into the wayside of thinking that everybody in America agreed with this; it's the ...
    on Absolutely Stunning! by Perrie Thompson Nov. 22, 2016
  • I haven't commented before, but I have been transcribing many of your posts over the last five or so months. From the present to the past from many years ago. I wanted to say that I really admire your compassion and humanity. It's raw and refreshing wisdom that comes from ...
    on Happy New Year by Jennifer Johnson Jan. 11, 2017
  • I'm sorry to hear that you have had it rough. Even those in the "outside world" can relate to you having this terrible funk for the start of this year. Especially over whatever President Trump and his administration are doing to ruthlessly censor anything opposing their view. So much narrow-mindedness ...
    on Dear Readers (1/26/17) by Kelly Jones Feb. 1, 2017
  • Actually, you'd weigh 84 kilograms. One metric kilogram is about 2.2 pounds. As a grown adult, I don't think you'd want to be 9.2 kilograms (20 lbs). Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the world, Wolf. Hope you have a good day.
    on Weights and Measures by Kyle De Wolf March 10, 2017
  • That's great news that you'll be able to get out soon on California's new prison laws. Congrats! I hope that everything goes smoothly on the legal end for you and your loved ones.
    on A Reminder Of Who Are Our Real Enemy? by Edwin J. Hutchison March 20, 2017
  • This letter is old and I don't know if you're still in prison or not, but I hope you and your daughter still keep in touch. It's nice that you have someone out there who cares for you. It's sad that it happened when your mother died though. Wherever you ...
    on Untitled by Lorenso Gomez Jr March 22, 2017
  • Thanks for writing! I finished the transcription for your post.
    on Homegrown Democrat - Garrison Keillor by Kyle De Wolf April 1, 2017
  • Congrats on trying to get an education with the help of others. I hope you'll be able to keep learning, even after you finish this course. From one stranger to another, I'm proud of you and I hope you get exonerated too.
    on Importance Of Education by Daniel Gwynn April 2, 2017
  • Wonderful illustration that makes nice use of negative spacing. I really like your color choices. Thanks for sharing!
    on Artwork by James Riva April 11, 2017
  • Congratulations on the good evaluation. That's great news for you.
    on D.O.C. Letter by Edwin J. Hutchison April 21, 2017
  • Only a few more months left? Wow! :) I hope you get out on time. We need more lovely trans people in the world, and you sound fabulous after everything you've been through. I was reading and transcribing some of your older posts, and I admire the resilience you've made ...
    on Dear Readers by Darrel (Terra) O'Key June 3, 2017
  • Paul, have you read any of these books: Locking Up Our Own, The Death of Innocents by Sister Helen Prejean, The New Jim Crow, or Doing Time Like a Spy? There is a bias against people who speak out against the system and by those running it. To suggest otherwise ...
    on Failures Too Great To Ignore by Timothy J. Muise June 19, 2017
  • I know this is dated back in 2015, but if you still want to try getting your writing published somewhere, this is an ongoing annual contest you could try entering: ANNUAL PRISON WRITING CONTEST PEN American Center sponsors an annual writing contest for prisoners. Anyone incarcerated in a federal, state, ...
    on Begging For Help by Donny Welch July 27, 2017
  • I'm so sorry about your momma, and I'm sorry that your dad isn't getting better. At least you have these good memories with her. It wasn't all bad, right? It doesn't help with the loss, I know. But I hope you will always treasure them to keep her alive in ...
    on In Memory of My Mom, Beverly Jean Brown by Robert Pezzeca Aug. 27, 2017
  • That's great news that you found a halfway house already. You can do this last year! If you can, try to get in touch with Benny Lee of National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated (NAEFI). NAEFI is a non-profit that promotes a healthy transition into society through ...
    on A Year To Go by Allan Lummus Sept. 12, 2017
  • While I'm with you somewhat on the curiosity of celebrating 9/11, I'm disagreeing with you on celebrating May Day. That's like celebrating the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to me. The scale of death are completely different between these two events, but it would still be celebrating death in the ...
    on Why Do We Celebrate 9/11? by Harlan Richards Sept. 16, 2017
  • Nice that you're getting out soon. Congrats! These poems kinda reminds me of Nikki Giovanni's more somber works, which is not too frequent. They're depressing, but there's a simple style in them that I like.
    on Poems by Roland F. Stoecker Jr Feb. 6, 2018
  • Don't forget the Freedom Riders too, the black and white civil right activists who were beaten by an angry mob of KKK in 1961. You could really plug that sort of thinking into anything that the KKK considered a threat, really. Claims that a right or an achievement "weren't really ...
    on The Klu Klux Klan by Harlan Richards Feb. 11, 2018
  • Vandenberg is south from Sacramento and closer to the southern Californian beaches. It's west of Los Angeles county.
    on Off-world ticket by Dymitri Haraszewski April 7, 2018
  • Thanks for sharing the ABCs of responsible parenting. It'd be interesting to fill in the rest of the alphabet too.
    on A is for Acceptance by Jennifer Johnson April 19, 2018
  • Hey there, stranger. Sending you a message since you asked for one. To let you know that someone out there is reading. I transcribed your April 2018 journal entry, and I'm hoping you can feel something more than depression by the time you read this. As someone who has been ...
    on Personal Journal 4/9/18 by Steve J. Burkett May 3, 2018
  • What a blunt poem on toxic relationships. Sometimes it really needs to be said for people to see the ugly truth of the angry and manipulative. Thanks for that.
    on What Do You Like? by Jack Branch June 29, 2018
  • I think yoga is awesome, and I appreciate your interest in it for the vets. Group exercises sound kinda fun. What about trying some tai chi? Just as a friendly warning: there are some super conservatives who may refuse to do yoga or tai chi due to its ancient religious ...
    on Yoga and Cardio by William D. Linley (David) July 30, 2018
  • I'm glad you've had a happy reunion and embraced your loved ones again. That brought a smile to my day. Thanks for sharing.
    on The Time That Divides by Johnny E. Mahaffey Aug. 27, 2018
  • Thanks for writing! I have mixed feelings regarding McCain's thoughts about crime and incarceration (for the death penalty, increasing arrests for drug law violations, and so on), but I'm with him for trying to weaken inhumane torture of illegally imprisoned people. Though I didn't agree with him all the time, ...
    on Untitled by Charles Douglas Owens, II Sept. 7, 2018
  • Congratulations on your reduced sentence and impeding freedom! If you need help, try to get in touch with Benny Lee of National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated (NAEFI). NAEFI is a non-profit that promotes a healthy transition into society through mentoring and moral support. Here's some contact ...
    on Dear Outside World by Christopher Trotter Sept. 17, 2018
  • Hoping you're okay from the hurricane. Gotta keep your groove up in this world. Please write back with an update when you can!
    on Dear Readers 8/18/18 by Kelly Jones Sept. 21, 2018
  • Hoping for the best regarding your sentence reduction. Let's hope that something good comes from this costly investigation. Costly because it took so long to get processed, and it has been years coming for you. Fingers crossed!
    on Sentence Reduction by Edwin J. Hutchison Sept. 28, 2018
  • According to Yale's website, they offer state specific aid so this might not help in Illinois. Still, here is the contact information for the current heads of the legal clinic: Michael J. Wishnie (203) 436-4780 and Renée A. Burbank === Here are other resources that may help. Illinois ...
    on Yale University by William D. Linley (David) Nov. 13, 2018
  • That's great news! Here's hoping that everything pans out. I'm hoping that this resentencing is fair for you.
    on Resentencing & Release by Edwin J. Hutchison Dec. 10, 2018
  • Thank you for devoting yourself to charity efforts. I hope I can donate soon. I want to add to any online visitors that the ad blocker in your browser might refuse to load Compassion Place and Fossils and Feathers. They are not malicious websites, and you won't get viruses from ...
    on Compassion Place by Robert Pezzeca Dec. 13, 2018
  • I'm so sorry that you lost your mother. I can't imagine how you feel and I don't know what to say. But I will do what I can to give you contact information to some possible publishers for your writing. In the meantime, there's this that you may use to ...
    on Untitled by Sarah Luedecke Jan. 11, 2019
  • Hey there, stranger. You wrote that you wanted someone who has read one of your blog posts to respond to you, so here I write. According to one of your older posts, I think you're out of prison by now now. If not, congrats on hanging in there for your ...
    on Hello Everyone Today is 5/18/11 by Robert Hartman Jan. 28, 2019
  • Hey, stranger. Congrats on the good news! Since you said you are getting out in Dallas, I am giving you information for a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping people like you. They might be able to help you more than I could. Best regards! === Founded in 2010, ...
    on No Walk in the Park by Teddy Drake Feb. 2, 2019
  • I'm not sure if you know, so I'll tell you. The kanji you used for the top of this post (日本人彼女募集中) says "Seeking a Japanese girlfriend," which I'm not sure if you are or not. Just a friendly reminder that the Asian-looking gibberish actually means something. Ciao!
    on Johnny Mahaffey Says: “Finally! A Lifeline for S.C. Prisoners!” by Johnny E. Mahaffey Feb. 16, 2019
  • Good luck with everything. Hope you make it. You said Texas, but not where specifically. Have you tried contacting DOORS Texas Reentry Network? They serve North Texas, Dallas and Tarrant specifically. I'll send you their contact info anyway. Maybe they can help you. --- Dallas County Reentry Brokerage Center Unlocking ...
    on Well, by Sarah Luedecke Feb. 26, 2019