jPay Message #207

It was only a matter of time, but I finally tested positive for corona (along with 75% of the compound, including the staff). I only experienced symptoms for–literally–a day and a half before fully recovering. All I had was a pretty painful headache, like my sinuses were pressurized, and a fever, which were both largely…More

Books I Read last month (Nov2020)

The Origins and History of Consciousness – Erich NeumannBlackout – Candace OwensWhite Teeth – Zadie SmithLet the Great World Spin – Colum McCannManhattan Beach – Jennifer EganThe Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help – Greg GutfeldHow Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom – Matt RidleyThe Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets – Helen Vendler…More

“A Brief History of the Fentanyl Epidemic”

I’ve hesitated to write this post on fentanyl for awhile now for a few reasons. For starters, I didn’t want to seem to be abjuring responsibility for the events that led to my prison sentence. What happened was tragic, and I admittedly played a role in what transpired, however well-intentioned and unthinking. If I’m being…More

jPay Message #203

Like I’ve mentioned in the past, I’ve a lot of things working against me that are basically out of my control. Like, the way I talk, and even my voice. The glasses provided by the MDOC would make Brad Pitt look like a sex offender allergic to consent. And then there are smaller things revealed…More