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Texting and Walking – Is It To Die For?

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From what I have witnessed texting and walking is reaching epidemic proportions. You have much more chance of getting hurt by a distracted walker than you have of catching the Ebola virus. Read More »

Seven Prison Survival Secrets

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By internalizing and abiding by these principles, a new inmate will save a lot of strife and possibly violence, and even transform potential hard time to easy time. Read More »

The Funeral

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"I'm tired of preaching funeral sermons about dead people who have never lived to dead people who have never lived," said Reverend Ledbetter. Read More »

Transforming Lives on Both Sides of the Prison Walls

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The blind students and the inmate students have a symbiotic relationship of success and hope, Read More »

Federal Prison Discipline: The Case of the Education Behind Bars Newsletter

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Held in solitary confinement for months for publishing an educational newsletter for inmates, I eventually had the guilty findings overturned, but not before much suffering. Read More »

What To Do, What To Do: The Crime of Sexual Assault

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Our societal barometer is broken. Read More »

Kosen Rufu – Propagation of World Peace

Nichiren is a form of Japanese Buddhism that emphasizes repeated recitation of the mantra nam myoho renge kyo for health, happiness and enlightenment. Read More »

The Top Five Disney Princesses for Real-World Girls

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What do princesses have to do with the empowerment of young girls? A lot. Read More »

Doubt This, Not That: Are You Being Spiritually Seduced?

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A healthy dose of (productive) doubt can be an enriching and favorable state of mind, leading you to consult your own inner wisdom and question events around you. Read More »

Reverse Culture Shock: Customer Service in the U.S. is Ridiculous

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If you want my business, try the novel idea of actually conducting one. Read More »