Feb. 10, 2018

Comment Response

by Shawn Perrot (author's profile)
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Hollywood Hypocrites
(Jan. 21, 2018)


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February 3, 2018

Dear Shear,

In answer to your question, yes, my address did change, courtesy of yet
another unwanted transfer, and already, there's rumors circulating about plans
of yet another mass transfer. I'm just glad that I had this blog to post my
new address, otherwise we would have, once again, lost contact with each
other. You moved right at the same time I was transferred, which is what
happened the last time, if you recall.

Speaking of which, I'm glad you posted something to my blog, although,
just for the record, I also have an e-Mail address: shawnLperrot@hotmail.com I
might not personally be able to access it, but I do have a trusted friend who
checks it for me on a regular basis, so please feel free to use that. In fact,
anyone who wants to reach me in a more "private" setting is welcome to use my
e-Mail address, although actual letters are always the best way.

Before I forget, I sent you a couple of letters, a Thanksgiving Day card
and a Christmas card, but delivery on all of them was refused. Now I
understand why, you moved! You might want to put in a change of address,
though, just so you don't miss out on any other mail from anyone else. (Do
people still use snail mail cut there?)

Okay, I've got to ask... The last I heard, you were running our own
business, something to do with insurance, and you were looking to do something
else with investing, and now you're talking about a possible career as a 911
dispatcher? I've known you for years, so I know that you are truly one of
those people who can do anything you set your mind to, so why the change in
career paths? Is Trump's interference in the insurance industry having that
big of an impact? Whatever your reason, I wish you the best of luck.

A "Reading Challenge," to "get you out of a rut?" Okay, why the rut? The
last I heard, you were wonderfully happy, with your job, the kids and your
husband. Isn't that the kind of rut we're all dreaming about?

As far as my reading any of these books are concerned, this prison's
library isn't anything like the MCSP's library, and that prison's library
wasn't anything like the CMC's library. The selection here SUCKS! Big time! I
think there are a couple of thousand fictional books and maybe a couple of
hundred nonfiction books, and not man of those are what you'd consider "good"
reading. Very few classics, mostly "shit-kickers" (Westerns). And I did get a
chance to read Lord of the Flies, I just wanted to read it again. It's been
quite some time, and it was a pretty enjoyable read the first time around.
What I don't want to do anymore is purchase books printed on paper, if I can
possibly help it. I don't know whether or not I told you, but the prison
system has a rigid rule when it comes to books, limiting us a total of only
10 and that includes magazines, newspapers, books for correspondence courses,
Bibles, dictionaries, etc.

Actually, I should probably explain a little more in detail. The
official rule is a 10-book limitation, and when you transfer, or when books
are coming in, it's a rule that's rigidly enforced, but most officers don't
really care how many books you have once they're in the cell. There's always
the exception, the lone officer who hates his life so much that he's out to
make everyone else's life miserable, or when something on the yard has
happened and they're trying to make everyone's life a living hell, but either
way, I try to avoid buying books in paper format. When I transferred from
the MCSP to here, I ended up having to get rid of something like $1,0000 WORTH
of books, most of them legal volumes, all of them terribly expensive, so when
I got here, the first thing I did was use the last of my money to buy myself
an electronic tablet. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that their selection was
so poor, still, as poor as it is, it's still much better then what they had in
the library. And the best part of it all? I get to have as many digital
publications as I want, provided, of course, that I obtain it from the same
vendor that sold me my tablet (Union Supply Direct).


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