Human Me

Ancient Math by Ruth Utnage

I’m reading a book for Math Club called “number: the language of science” by tobias dantzig (lower cased intentionally- that’s how it is on the cover). As I’m reading I am learning about how mathematics became what mathematics is today. However, something vexes me about the origins of algebra, the inability of ancient mathematicians to …

The Book, Unexpected by Ruth Utnage

When I came to prison I expected prison. I had watched American History X and Shawshank Redemption like everyone else. For a few years I was that wild 20-something with nothing left to lose. I played the hyper-masculine convict, pretending to be unafraid when I was truly terrified. I wanted to get my body covered …

Awakened Consciousness by Ruth Utnage

Violence is fear in action- What comes to mind is how true this is for me personally. I have been the one enacting forms of violence and the one receiving forms of violence. It is strange to think that when it was me being violent I can see my fear clearly, understand it, change it. …

Covid-19 Virus Origin, So What by Ruth Utnage

I’ve been hearing about this effort to locate the origins of the covid-19 virus and that the main suspect is a Chinese lab. Okay. Let me break down how I’m viewing this…Let’s say it was that lab in China. China is a communist country, everything belongs to the Chinese government, including that lab. Are you …

Coming Soon: New HumanMe Look by Ruth Utnage

HumanMe.org is about to be relaunched with a new look and more features including Writer’s Profiles and audio/video content. The site is about to be finished and launched around the first week of June and I couldn’t be more excited.What is most exciting is that we have room to grow, finally. At some point, with …

Seeing The Parole Board, This July by Ruth Utnage

Well, after 10 years of solid prison, enough Cognitive Behavior Treatment programs to dang near qualify as a professional teacher of them, 65 plus awards, certificates, and achievements, A college degree and a published piece in Criminology/Sociology I am going to present myself to the parole board.One thing I know for sure is I’ve left …

10 Years Without Paper Classifieds by Ruth Utnage

If you’ve never been to prison it’s kind of like getting the pause button hit. 10 years ago, when I fell, Uber wasn’t going to replace taxi’s, autonomous vehicles were still a dream, Craigslist was still credible, and the newspapers had classifieds that people used. When I get out in a few months I will …