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Remember when? Sometimes that is how it happens, at others it’s ‘he did that’ or ‘she said this.’ These things occur during family...
Loss & Love
This is a story of friendship, love, betrayal, condemnation, absence, reunion, redemption, acceptance, loss and love again. Love changes...
Can enough be said in such a moment as this? Never. Every emotion abounds. My friend, lover, confidant, betrayer. Her life since she...
What one can observe on any given day within the confines of a pod on Death Row in North Carolina would, I think, both confuse and...
Nov 28, 2020
ESSE QUAM VIDERI
Esse Quam Videri This was what was prominently displayed behind the judge as I endured the tedious boredom that accompanied my weeks...
Jan 27, 2020
Ponder This (Part 1)
This post is part of an ongoing series: Part 2: Harmless Error Part 3: Reasons Why These are the women and men who currently reside on...
Mar 31, 2019
Take That Moment
What would you say to someone, if you thought it was the last time you see them? I guess it would also depend on whether it was a general...
Mar 17, 2019
Sed Quis Custodient Ispos Custodes
Connick v. Thompson, October 16, 2010 officially gave credence to, and legitimized, what has been the unspoken but long known and...
Feb 18, 2019
Perspectives on a Connotation
Absurdities come with existing on Death Row. I do not mean all the usual antics you would expect of the depraved and mentally challenged...
Jan 29, 2019
The OPINION piece "As death sentences decline, NC should end them" published by the News & Observer editorial board on 12/27/18 has...
Jan 16, 2019
Routines, schedules, compliance ... The institutionalization of an independent mind, a life. No matter an individual's will to resist,...
Dec 27, 2018
What did you eat today? Anything healthy and nutritious? Something that was neither of those, but was decadent and sumptuous? With no...
Nov 16, 2018
"Freund" has always be a difficult concept for me. It is expressed to us initially as other describe and explain, but as we begin to...
Oct 25, 2018
John Grisham and the Death Penalty
On October 14th, an opinion piece by the best-selling author John Grisham was published in the Raleigh newspaper News & Observer and it...