In Four Part Harmony: Part 3 – Home Is Where The Heart Is

A journey home is worth the telling… …join me and lend an ear. As anticipated, the 17 hours I spent on the bus were incredibly cold and uncomfortable. February 4th was a tough day weather-wise. But I made it to the halfway house at the appointed time. My wife met me there and gave me…

In Four Part Harmony: Part 2 – If You Want Reality, Take The Bus

After my meditations, I gathered up the institution issued items I needed to return and ran, in my tee-shirt and shorts (don’t forget, it was February 4!), over to laundry to hand them in at the 5:50am time I’d been assigned. Then I ran back, in my tee-shirt and shorts, to the housing unit to…

In Four Part Harmony: Part 1 – Curves Ahead.

In July of 2019 I was thinking about two things. The first was how I felt about posting my last writing for this blog and wondering if it would be the last one forever. The second thing I was thinking about was the approach of my move to a halfway house. Going back in time…

My Land Beulah

I would like to begin this first posting of my return to MY-040 by welcoming all who remained as subscribers following my closing post back on July 1st, 2019 (Love Is All You Need). I would also like to extend a welcoming to those of you who have visited occasionally, or maybe only once, and…

Love Is All You Need

Writing for this blog has been both challenging and rewarding.  It started out as a suggestion by my sister and my wife as a therapeutic exercise for me.  I needed a way to work through many things like the impact of coming to prison, working more fully into my faith, and exorcising some demons from…

Siren Song

This week I’m taking some time off as it’s Father’s Day. I thought I’d post a poem instead. It’s not about fatherhood but I enjoy it. I hope you do too.  Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!  ~jdoe    Siren Song By: JMAaron   I float, dear Siren, within the rift Tween…

One Man’s Story

My posting cycle seems to miss all of the holidays this year, so my thoughts are running a week behind. This is not intentional I assure you. Another Memorial Day has come and gone. My heart is heavy thinking about the loss all nations have suffered as their daughters and sons have gone out to…

Happy Mother’s Day

7.7 Billion. This is the 2019 estimate for the number of people in the world. 3.8 Billion. This is the 2019 estimate for the number of females in the world. (49.6%, just slightly less than half). 2+ Billion. This is the estimate for the number of mothers in the world (52.4% of all females are…

Building Bridges

Depending on how much halfway house time I am given I am between ten (eight months half way house) and eighteen months (zero half way house) from leaving here and arriving somewhere where I will begin my reintegration into society. With this comes many emotions: joy, curiosity, hope, depression, and a dozen more. The one…

The Human Side of Easter

It’s Easter; the center of the Christian faith. We are all to be thankful and worshipful for “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16] What more can be said? I know I have nothing more…