If I had it my way wouldn’t nobody go hungry.  People wouldn’t sleep on the streets when there is abandoned houses.  Education and medical care would be free of charge.  Television and radio personalities wouldn’t be in the position to shape society.  People would embrace their individuality and be proud of their uniqueness.  Being different…

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Today is one of those days.  I have a whole lot of unanswered questions.  And I’m seriously trying to figure out the meaning of life.  Why is it people who have more than they need?  And so many people barely surviving.  The universe seems out of Balance.  For the many that’s trying to survive.  The…

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Time: 10:44pm Date: 3-24-13 Day: Sunday Well it’s been quite some time since my last entry.  Why?  Hmmm, well it’s funny to think of it as I write and recall my last entry, or a little of it I should say.  See, I remember mentioning how I rarely received mail. And almost a day or…

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My name is Martin Gonzalez, I’m an inmate at California State Prison, in California. I have been in prison for ones 17 years, for a life crime that was committed when I was a juvenile.  I’ve never kept a journal before so please bare with me as I crudely share my world with you.  I…

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A year with a lifer (III). Day 162 of 365 Dec. 17, 2011 Saturday 2:30 As I sit at the 2′ x3′ metal desk bolted to the wall Adventures in Jazz on NPR is playing Christmas jazz, Lou Ralls’ Christmas will really be Christmas time.  Other than the paper I’m writing on and those papers…

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L Floyd The Tao of Poo! 10/21/11 Because eventually all things converge or at least lead back to, around, or are defined by the presences of or the lack of gods: this is my beginning. M name is Leron Floyd III but I haven’t been that person for at least 16 years now. For this…

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Circumstances have changed the way I look at situations.  Being in prison takes a toll on your psyche in ways that are unimaginable. When you are forced to live in your head because it is physically impossible to act on your thoughts.  If you are what you think and you think highly of yourself but…

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I would like for someone to do a study on the effects of incarceration.  How does it rehabilitate a person who has been totally cut off from society.  Family ties severed.  No mail.  No visits.  And no phone conversations.  No therapist to talk to.  Very few educational opportunities.  It’s a recipe for failure in so…

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8:30 p.m. Have you ever taken something for granted?….Say like a….rosebush you pass by everyday that it doesn’t even register in the mind or to the eye?  This is a silly entry and I don’t expect people to understand the significance it is to me…..been a real long time since I just looked at the…

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Although I have many, one in particular is of my daughter (Kristina), my daughter’s mother (Sabrina) and I.  Kristina and I had just picked up Sabrina from work and from the time Sabrina got in the car, till just about pulling up at home, they were all “huggs and kisses.”  Kristina was about 4 years…

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