306~Thank you

I checked my stats recently and discovered that I now have over 300 followers on my blog. I know some of you joined very recently. Welcome aboard to the Wonderful and Wacky world of me!

I appreciate every one of you for choosing to follow me. I am flabbergasted at times that people like my writing. I spent so many years thinking that no one would want to read my stuff. I am just being crazy. Turns out that I may know just a little bit about this writing thing that I have always wanted to do.

First story I wrote was about a dog that died and a squirrel guided him to heaven. I was 6. My mom got a call from my teacher who was a little concerned over my subject matter. If ever I can find it I may post for fun.

I ignored my creativity, allowed it to atrophy for so many long years. Now I am alive again and my creativity is bouncing all over the place.

So to all of you thank you for allowing me the privilege of writing for you all.

If you comment please leave a little note about yourself and your blog. Include your website address as well. This has been done on several blogs that I follow and I have discovered new writers whose works I am beginning to read and enjoy.

Again thank you from the bottom of my heart. Y’all are making a long held dream come true.

Youth vs. Gun Rights: Checks and Balances By Jacob J. Gamet

His arguments are concise and make absolute sense to me. Please take the time to read if you like.

Inmate Blogger

In the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC), we have what you call Extended Family Visits (EFV’s). DOC 590.100. Prisoners who qualify for EFV’s are allowed to spend 1 to 2 days in an “on grounds” trailer visit with his immediate family members. In order to maintain his EFV privilege, a prisoner must submit to routine strip searches and urine analyses (UA’s) before and after his trailer visits.

For security purposes (introduction of weapons, drugs, etc.), DOC highly scrutinizes offenders who come into direct contact with their family members. Strip searches and UA’s are just two of many security measures taken to ensure the prison’s integrity isn’t compromised. For just because a prisoner passes one strip search and UA without issue doesn’t mean he’ll pass the next.

Each strip search and UA, among other things, is conducted as a checks and balance. First, it checks prisoners for contraband and their…

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Desperate Reverie

With desperate reverie
I swim the seas of my life
hoping I will reach the buoy in the distance
before drowning in sorrow.
Nightmares and fears
bleak and barren
they follow me across this land
where am I going?
When will I find the sunrise
that claims my soul
that clears my mind
that eases the pain that clings
like sticky strands of webbing
holding me in place.
I crave peace
I crave happiness
I crave a life that can be lead
with assurance and confidence.
I stand upon the mountain top
staring at the expanse before me
snow covered tops
green valleys beneath.
Here at last I can take a deep breath
I can finally believe
that the best is before me
and the past has been laid to rest.
©Jay-lyn Doerksen