Dec. 12, 2019

Put On Some Armor

by Kelly Jones (author's profile)


Photo of the author dated 10 13 2019. He is dressed in a loose sweater and has a goofy smile on his face.

"Put on some armor. Just remember what's armor and what's you, so when it's time to take it off, you can."
—Brent walks, The Blinding Knife

Tues. 11-05-19
1:42 PM

Dear Readers,
Howdy! I hope everyone is having a great Fall!

We're currently in our cells (unlocked, so far) after they were late calling the afternoon work call. That's when I go into the library for the afternoon shift, which is supposed to be at 12:40 PM. If they call it at 2 PM, I'll have to rush off.

Anyway, it appears that something is going on—possible someone "fell out" again.

They were supposed to have a memorial service in the chapel for Evan AKA Farmer who committed suicide in the SHU recently. I was seeing him last New Years. It's a shock to hear that he killed himself. He was very handsome and charming. Only had a short time to go. We had talked before he went to the SHU at the library a couple times, and I would've liked to have seen him again. I hope he finds peace.

The Samhain (Halloween) service was pretty cool. I was planning on working out all that day, but a good client talked me into coming in from 7:40 AM to 9 AM. At 10 AM we had a meditation in the chapel—or you had the choice of watching informational video. I did the meditation.

After that we had our ritual meal for the year. We had pork, fried chicken, French onion soup, fried bread, mashed potatoes, peach cobbler, and maybe a couple of other veggies that I ignored. I was stuffed after we ate—they let us get two trays.


Wed. 11-06-19
7:54 PM

According to, there was a fight on the rec yard and six guys went to the hole, so we're locked in our cells today.

"Cruel Summer' by Bananarama has just ended, and I fast-forward to "Live Your Life" by Pee Wee on C3PO.

Back to Samhain.

We went to the chapel and early dinner that evening and then back to the outdoor ritual that night. I actually talked Nathan into going and he hung out with Junior, whom I'm trying to hook him up with.

Sister April, our outside volunteer, drove in and we had a real nice ritual with a lot of good energy. They had a separate attached circle to the Shadow Realm, and I went in. I spoke to both my parents, but it felt like my dad appeared. We got to have our late count at the chapel like last year, so we can came back late again. That's always different.

I was looking at what remained of my notes about previous posts. Previous notes were lost. I could have sworn I wrote about this, but it could have been in the letters which were lost.

Anyway, a couple months ago, a new guy here came up to me and it turns out that I used to hang out with his mom and aunt when I was in high school! I've been to his grandmother's place several times. My male cousin was also a part of that group and he mainly brought up Nathan (now Alex) as a father figure. So, I called Alex 'cuy. HE looks like his mom's side of the family.

I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and that will always be my home. But just before my tenth birthday, we moved to Marionville, Missouri when my dad retired from his job as a welder at the naval base in Corpus Christi.

Marionville, at that time, had just over 1,200 people in it. It's grown a little since then. It's the home of the white squirrels. I'm sure you can google white squirrels Marionville, Misouri and read about it.

So, Nathan/Alex's mom lived in Billings, the next town over. We may have started hanging out when I was a sophomore, but for sure when I was a junior and senior in high school. We hung out every Saturday night with a big group at Goof Off and go to amusement parks and concerts and plays and such, both locally and further away in Kansas City and St. Louis.

I was closer friends with his aunt Lynne who visited me when I lived in Austin, Texas and during a brief layover in Houston, Texas.


Fri. 11/15/19
12:49 PM

Hello... Currently I'm locked in Club 16—blessedly alone—as it appears something may have happened. They made an announcement earlier that education would be closed, but this current early lockdown doesn't seem to be connected to that.

I'm sitting here at the desk drinking coffee with cinnamon which was smuggled from the kitchen, listening to Prince singing "Controversy" on C3PO.

I'm alone 'cause my cellie Nathan moved out this past Tuesday into another cell. He was really a filthy person. He rarely washed his clothes. I never once saw him change his sheets and he rarely showered. Ugh. I could end up getting someone worse, but I don't miss him.

He may have moved out 'cause I had an... uh... incident this past Friday—a week ago. To be precise, I fell out on K2 (Deuce) and apparently kinda attacked him. Once again I hit my fucking head and bled everywhere. After the CO's came and marched me away, I was taken to medical and hen the Lt.'s office. Luckily I was released back to the unit after that.

This is the fourth fucking time I've fallen out since May. This shit is getting ridiculous.

Yeah, I haven't exactly been forthright lately, and I thought I should come clean.

This past May(?) when I went to the SHU? I fell the fuck out. It was scandalous. They had to carry me down the stairs with cuffs on my wrists and ankles as I was screaming out of my mind. And this past August? When I went to the SHU again? Yep, then too. Hit my head and there was blood everywhere.

There was actually another time too between these two when I fell out, but it was handled without the po-po getting involved, so I was lucky.

This this past Friday I've been a total train wreck lately. I still get to work and do my job fine (when I'm not in the hole), but I seriously need to straighten out. I can't keep doing this. I've become a joke and it's my own fault.


Wed. 11/20/19
9:46 PM

"Nutbush City Limits" just came on C3PO and Tina Turner belts out as I sit at my desk in a cell by myself still (so far).

And oh my fucking God do I have news! The prison here has the actual accreditation people here visiting and guess who sent them a letter prior to their visit and guess who met with them tonight—by their request! Now there was a major problem 'cause when the CO unlocked my cell just after count and told me to go to the Lt.'s office, I never thought it would be them and didn't have any of my emails that I'd printed out with me. So, the guys said that he'd meet with me tomorrow.

Crazy, huh? I sent them a three page letter, and I'm gonna let this place have it!

I was charged #2 by medical for this past time that I fell out. I mailed them that they aren't allowed to charge me for what they called an emergency visit. They still refused to refund my $2. I printed out this email and will be bringing it with me.

Stay tuned...


Sat. 11-23-19
4:39 PM

"Love's Been A Little Hard on Me" by Juice Newton ends on C3PO and "Shout" by Sheena Easton comes on, on this rainy afternoon. I sit blessedly still alone with Charlie the Giraffe laying in the window with his ass in the air.

It was the theme for the weekend. I've been a mess as usual. But alone in that respect too, unfortunately.

Okay, so the meeting with the ACA guy went fairly well. I wish he'd quit telling me what they would or wouldn't do and let me add on a few things I forgot about. I did bring the email from the health department (medical) about their charging me when they aren't supposed to, and he made a copy of it.

Fuck these people. They certainly fuck with us.

Oh, I mentioned that it was rainy, and I want you to know that I got my wall drainage system put up yesterday after the inspection crap. Thank Goddess I took care of that!

I haven't mentioned that they've put up some metal detector crap on rec—mainly 'cause I've been a total sissy and a house mouse and refuse to go out in the cold—so I haven't experienced it yet. I heard it was a total fuck up.


Thurs. 11/28/19
9:03 AM

It is a total fuck up.

But anyway, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am certainly grateful for all of my readers and always enjoy hearing from you. If you ever have any comments or questions, please feel free.

So far I'm still alone! Yeah! It's a sleepy morning as I sit here at the desk. "Cherish" by Madonna has just ended and "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes comes on C3PO.

I get to sleep in—which for me is only 8-8:30 AM, but it's so rare that I get to do that. I was busier than shit at the library the past couple of days—I went in both nights to work on staff.

We'll have our big lunch in a few hours and get a boxed meal for dinner as we usually do on holidays. I'll probably have the slight chill and go out to the rec yard, which I haven't done much. My public needs me, and I've got to get some flirting on. It's been slow lately. Most of the hot little drug hustlers have left, and they haven't been replaced. It sucks!

There was one cute little psycho-Christian boy who was going wild for Deuce recently, but he ended up going to the hole and "found Jesus" all over again before I could get together with him, damn it.

Oh, so I made it out to rec three (?) nights ago and was planning on leaving at 7 PM. But then some huge drama happened and they had us standing outside lining the fence. To leave we not only had to go through the metal detector, but they had about seven-eight CO's putting us down after that. It was a real pain in the butt, and I never saw any reason for it.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a great holiday and until next time. Oh! I almost forgot! I got a picture taken last month which I'm including, so you can see what I currently look like. I sure wish I could go back to being young and cute!

Love and blessings,


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Rita Posted 1 year, 4 months ago. ✓ Mailed 1 year, 4 months ago   Favorite
hey hey hey Kelly, Sometimes I couldn't read too well your writing.You used to write neater,you know.Indeed I haven't been here for a while.
You fell out... How do I understand this better?Do you take drugs or so?I should read other notes to see what happened with your friend? It seems hard to maintain a friendship in a prison?
Anyway,I guess you can explain me better in a letter,eh.Still doing your writing job?I saw your new picture; did you loose a little weight?Or were you always that thin perhaps? Let me talk about my side of the world.Did you get the letter I sent you from my hotel in America not too long ago?I had a pleasant staying there!And brought 14 visits of 6 hours every time!Till now I STILL haven't received any news about the Paroling!Why taking so much time to do so!??It's waiting for ever,so it seems. :(If only the news will be positive.WE hope.T taught George French.He thinks it's a romantic language and he loves to study it.I gave French lessons while visiting.With writing with crayons on white paper;this is meant to draw for children when visiting somebody.We had plain fun! We had lots of talks about music!He' s such a musical mind.He lately typed a LOT of songs for me!When they would release him- he has a very good chance this time!- I'll travel for a 'short' 3 months to Chicago.He will need help!:o Later AGAIN about 3 months more. That is the maximum time I can stay in the US.Like a small 6 months per year that is.My ex, will buy an apartment where I live,to avoid the high taxes they raise in Argentina!He can avoid these by living MORE than 6 months is BE.Well, he can live in my apartment,while I cross the Atlantic ocean.That would be the very same period of time.:)I swim in cold water in the pond here in the park nearby.I am thus a so called 'polar bear'.It's fantastic,I love it!I care on some Saturdays for a child,just 3yrs, Alice with my healthcare organization.She is retarded.And has a piece too much on chromosome 15!She can't walk,nor speak.Also has autistic traits.But by now she fixes me and made a lot of improvement!
She's a real darling!Her mom is sick most of the time.I take on me the role of a mom right now.:)This coming Saturday I will take a Dance Theater workshop.Georgina had an injury,and we get a man,22 who won a few choreography prizes!Wonder...
Kelly,take care,I care!Keep up the good spirit!A saying for you:'Out of the dark a light broke through and it illuminated my path'.- Khalil Gibran.Know him?

Kelly Jones Posted 1 year, 3 months ago.   Favorite
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Rita Posted 1 year, 2 months ago. ✓ Mailed 1 year, 1 month ago   Favorite
hi Kelly,

I never knew you smoked drugs?When you know the consequences!...You used to type writing a lot and kept so busy, so why doing it?Isn't doing yoga not a lot lot better, Kelly? Relationships,it might be difficult in a prison,I presume? But in there are people you can depend on, I guess? I hope you find such a friend.You must be out of the hole by now? Was it a month? How crazy this is!It is late here. We had a fierce wind lately! and it's starting all over again! :(We are not used to have them!
Lately I started a new course:in 4 sessions. One more Friday follows.Diary scetches.Drawing. We did some blind drawing.I'll explain:you draw the face from another person,but not looking at the paper,only to the face of that person.One has a type of Picasso's drawing.Goele,our young teacher showed a lot of original and interesting ways of making art!Now she tells us to find sentences you hear,or pictures or words that kept your attention,so,I'm curious what she plans to do with them? We wrote with our left hand,we wrote upside down,we wrote from the end of a word forwards,etc We had to find a text out of a magazine and only keeping the words beginning with the same particular letter,we chose.Making an odd poem in that way.Then also out of a text keeping the words you liked,and swiping the others.Words that touch you.In groups of 3 people,you read your words,and the 2 other people make drawings, blindly on paper.Intuitively,and you change turns reading and drawing.Then you get the drawings from your own story from both people.You put them with colored pens on a plastic sheet.You cut out the different shapes out of the plastic sheet.We then all(many participants)placed them later on several white sheets of paper.Then we placed the shapes on one page seeing the same colors.For example: all the greens together,etc.The bigger shapes together,the smaller ones,etc Connecting the lines,...We painted once on a large paper put over a broad table.Working with 2 people at the other side and exchanging places.A duo work. Then we all tore the paper in pieces.Making art with designs and paper pieces together.We had beautiful results! I will travel to America pretty soon.Visiting Leslie and her family and than George next.He isn't free,he came one vote short!:(( He has a new chance in October or November.Let us hope he finally is a free man!Kelly,I will write a letter with some other news.Keep safe,don't use drugs.You know better! A warm hug from Rita,who cares.:))

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Rita Posted 1 year ago. ✓ Mailed 12 months ago   Favorite
hey dear Kelly,we're in a strange time... from the virus.A rough,rough time!How you do consider this time?In Argentina people over 70 can't go out anymore,unless a valid excuse. But they had only some 82 deads, bec .

Rita Posted 1 year ago. ✓ Mailed 12 months ago   Favorite
!had to log in first.Karel wrote it to me. His wife M didn't go out for a complete month!At 60 she just is on retirement. But her wage is that low!She might consider to work longer?They can't go to a park. The quarentine was real severe!No people in the streets practically.But we have many deads;our quarentine is not that severe here.They showed on tv in America dead people in BE was the highest in rate.That is because we're counting differently.Residents in a home or care center for elderly people,die easier and they counted them as if they died from Corona;as they hadn't taken enough tests.:(That in a way is not a real good number of course!But in the taking of numbers of deaths in the whole world,there were done many manipulations!Not accurate numbers.Just to prove there were not THAT many!We've counted in a way too many and that's why we were there on top of the list!But is is extremely bad for our future tourism!Our peak of Corona is flattened,and it shows we're going the good way.BUT,we haven't to forget the directed measurements!Taking social distance,washing often our hands with soap,no group forming,nor shaking hands, nor cuddling!
ONLY then,we take care of the going down cases.IF we had not done that after a week,around half of March,our line of the grafic would raise straight upwards towards a high amount of affected people!:o
We can each time follow on tv the current situation.And there seems to be light on the end of the tunnel.:)What do they actually do in your prison,Kelly?Tell me.I am on a blog with Rob(ert)and they could "zoom",and he saw his daughter after a long time!They retaliated to him and he was put in a far away prison,but we follow on his blog all the phases he has to coop with.Well,till now they seem to do all they can to keep the Corona virus out of his prison,so I read.
Kelly,I never saw George this time!I planned to go for a month to America,and I stayed only 4 days! To be continued.

Kelly Jones Posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago.   Favorite
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Rita Posted 11 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 11 months, 1 week ago   Favorite
hi Kelly,

I just ended a time on skype with the kids of Elke:Lynn,6 and Lars,4.The concentraion from lars was rather hard. Although I showed them pidturen about horse; actu

Rita Posted 11 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 11 months, 1 week ago   Favorite
... 'pictures', sorry.Actually Lynn adores horses!
And I showed them some play cards, with numbers, an image of an animal,a sign,and she had to make a sentence around it.Creating a story on the spot.Then I started with a situation and she had to continue with the story. It became always a funny or a sad story. We had fun doing that!
Lars was not joining anymore. All this time of corona the small kids don't have school. Mom works home and by doing some animation with them, she can work upstairs.It's real hard on the parents, you know!Tomorrow I called Jeanine, a kind of a medium!and we plan to go with our bikes to a park and have a good time.We've a lot to tell! I haven't seen her for a long time.I have big news! I had a video yesterday with George and we could see each other!For the very FIRST time. It is a quarter of an hour and it's for free.We enjoyed our short encounter so much!I paid for an American Skype phone number; he then can call me one day.:)My 3 nieces and nephew I had invited on April, 26, couldn't come to visit me. So, I e-mailed them. Now I'm in a renewed contact with all of them!We grew apart along the years. As a young child I was always there in summer vacation.I so much enjoyed that childhood time! The granddaughter of my nephew Dirk and her husband are in Australia right now. For one year;traveling and working there.They have different housing and plant trees, make vegetable gardens,and cultivate them, weeding, making wooden dams against erosion, etc
It is with an organization for young people under 30 yrs old. She will turn 28 and he turns 30.I told my brother Paul in Australia and they might call each other?
It is around Sydney where only one of their 4 sons live with his wife.But the couple is planning to move,since the landlord will sell the house. So,my brother gave his phone number instead.My daughter Leslie in CA now bought 8 chics; Claire,9 gave them all names: Oreo, Cinnamon,Dwight, etc Dad and son Adric,11 built a gorgeous!chicken house. And a large space to run. To have eggs.;)
They've two dogs too.
I will have a bike ride,now.I got a letter from Joshua a friend of George in Dixon,today. But I can't write to my American pen pals anymore, since we can't send letters to foreign countries out of Europe!:((
I've 3 pen pals who won't understand why I don't write them anymore!...Too bad.
Robert is in PA, Kelly.They are taken rather well care of, I hear.
Kelly, stay off he drugs. Do yoga instead en medit

Rita Posted 11 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 11 months, 1 week ago   Favorite
... meditation instead.At the very end it's so much better for your health.
Drugging yourself never really helps you.
Be careful and stay healthy! Eat good and do some gymnastics often. That's progress for your health, Kelly.Reading helps too. :)
Big hug from Rita! x

Rita Posted 11 months, 1 week ago. ✓ Mailed 11 months, 1 week ago   Favorite
correction: 'Tomorrow' had to be 'this morning'. ;)

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