Date 5/9/2022 10:51:11 PM
Subject: A Post for "Prometheus Writes"
I sent this on 9 May 2022 @6am
Nate's News, 9 May 2022
By Nate A. Lindell
Hi readers. I've been busy, which is why I haven't posted anything in a while. Let me explain.
For the last three months I was doing a college writing 101 class for U.W. Madison's Odyssey Program (Odyssey.wisc.edu). A final project was doing a 4-5 page research paper/editor; I did a 20-page essay on the need for trauma-informed care within Wisconsin prisons, which will be published by The Progressive (progressive.org) - I spoke with their publisher & they assured me so. (Dr Zigmond generously took the time to edit the piece.)
At the same time, I've been tutoring math students, after I earned my WI-Literacy-Council & Pro-Literacy-America certified tutoring certificate. Tutoring is a lot of fun; it's a great opportunity to tell jokes, never at student's expense.
The Odyssey class had its downsides, mainly that two of the White students were MAGA fanatics, monopolised all of the tailing, one of whom derisively blurted out "you're a Wobbly," repeatedly mispronounced my name, until I threatened him. (He's not the first White prisoner who wanted to deep throat Trump; it may surprise you readers, but there's a large number of Black prisoners who also love Trump - predators, bullies, idiots, "Minions" love their master!) But, I got to meet their Director, a co-founder, and share with them a really thorough paper on TBD need for trauma-informed care in prisons.
I hope that you readers will check out my paper too!
A couple weeks ago I had a Zoom visit with Camille, finally. Camille's been my friend since...2017 and is my BEST friend. That visit was the best experience that I had in...years. I don't think I stopped smiling the whole time (& I have no upper front teeth, so, looked pretty weird.) Camille has been a friend for me when I had no other friends, and she's helped me to share my writings & art on facebook.com/PrometheusWrites etc, through which you readers who may want to can contact her.
As for my many lawsuits, I'm going to trial for three of them, and the court agreed to appoint attorneys for them. Two are pending (one in the federal appeals court, the other in front of Judge Adelman) and I expect they will go to trial too. I don't want to settle, because then prison officials can & do claim in other lawsuits that they never violated a prisoner's rights before. Even if I lose one or two trials, I don't see prison officials getting off in all five cases.
So that's why I haven't posted anything in a while, been busy.
Do go ahead and leave a comment. And, those of you who want to help in my endeavours can do so by ordering me
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