* Here are some more words of wisdom from Jordon Peterson's 12 Rules For Life.
"Say what you mean, so that you can find out what your mean. Act out what you say, so you can find out what happens. Then pay attention. Note your errors. Articulate them. Strive to correct them. That is how you discover the meaning of your life. That will protect you from the tragedy of your life. How could it be otherwise?" * I ear hustled (overheard) a conversation between two inmates on Ash W
It's really not fair that of the four puppies we're training here at Bastrop Federal Satellite Camp for Canine Companions for Independence, Freddy is the cutest, sweetest, fastest, handsomest and smartest...in my own completely unbiased opinion. I recently added up the CCI commands he now knows as just a 7 month old Labrador/Golden Retriever-mix puppy, and the count now stands at 30. Of course, that doesn't include a few "off the books" commands that are just for Freddy and m
There are a few movies that I will always watch when they're aired on a television here at Bastrop Federal Satellite Camp. In fact, I'll watch them until the credits roll because, let's face it, what else do I have to do? Oddly, Tom Hanks is in 3 of them, but clearly my favorite of his is Forrest Gump. There are some memorable lines from that movie. I laugh out loud when merely thinking about shrimp, million dollar wounds, and apologizing for messing up someone's black panthe
I get the best letters here, as I have friends who still know how to buy stamps. They can even comply with Bastrop Federal Satellite Camp postal rules. I've written about the new rules here, as they're a little weird. The following story was sent by a friend recently: An elderly Italian man lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was difficult work, since the ground was hard. His only son Vincent who had always helped him, was in prison.
In The Spirit of Disciplines, Dallas Willard writes about seeing Holman Hunt's famous painting called "The Light of the World" at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The painting depicts Revelation 3:20: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and I will sup with him, and he with me." The painting's interpretation at St. Paul's reads "On the left-hand side of the picture is seen this door of the human soul. It is
A furlough in prison jargon is a term referring to an inmate's un-escorted travel outside the confines of the prison. The Bureau of Prisons allows inmate furloughs for various reasons. For example, an inmate who meets the requirements of the policy guidelines may travel from one institution to another for transfer or into the community for medical treatment. Once an inmate is within 24 months of his/her release date he/she can request a "social furlough" to establish or reest