Human Me

THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE By Renee Permenter

I have found this to be a fairly different topic to write about. I have pondered this for a while now and I have come to a realization. The value of human life is determined in the heart of the individual. If I want to be valued by others I must see value within myself. …

A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE By Renee Permenter

I know I haven’t been as vocal on this site these last few weeks, and for that I apologize. I have been finding it more difficult than expected to prepare for release. It has been highly stressful. I don’t have any financial or physical support I can rely on. I only have emotional support, and …

Loud Announcements and Other Loathsome Things By Ryan Erker

Prison is about as bothersome as a paper cut doused in lemon juice. Not completely painful but has just enough sting to be completely annoying. A perfect example of what I am complaining about is the loudspeaker mounted in the ceiling outside my cell door. It has to be turned up to “11” (for all …

17 Minutes 21 Seconds of Hell By Ryan Erker

I woke up around 2:30 this morning with a splitting headache and a sour stomach. What did I do? I ate an orange and popped a MegaMax vitamin hoping against hope I would feel better when my alarm went off at 5:30. What did I wake up to? I woke up to a splitting headache …

Conversations on the Mountain… By Rory Andes

I’ve been writing here for two years now. Its been a blessing to be able to tell you about my pains and my successes. I’ve lost family, I’ve gained friends, I’ve told of the human condition, I’ve put my life in order and I’ve told you about the “days in the life of” it. But …

CJ’s Goal… By: Rory Andes

Ruth, Renée, Quinton, and Marshall agreed to help me with a task. I asked them to find out a person’s goal, one goal, and identify with the person’s humanity in it. Then we would create a post detailing the story. Ultimately, I get credit in our Toastmaster’s club for managing a project. But you, the …