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It's Good To Be Back

Almost a week offline means I came back to an activism email and social media flood.  I am still not completely caught up, and I have to go to work, so today’s blog will be short and sweet. 67 more words

Activism

Robert King, One of the Angola Three, Reflects on Life in Solitary

Robert King watched the world alone through a small window in his cell for almost three decades as a member of the “Angola Three.”

“We were caged up,” he told… 74 more words

George Toca Freed From Louisiana State Penitentiary After 30 Years Of Incarceration

NEW ORLEANS, Jan 29 (Reuters) – A Louisiana inmate whose case for leniency is before the U.S. Supreme Court was freed from prison on Thursday after 30 years behind bars in a deal with prosecutors that cancels his life sentence handed down when he was a teenager, his lawyers said. 216 more words

Crime

Angola warden Burl Cain considering governor's race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The long-time warden of Louisiana’s state penitentiary says he may run for governor in this fall’s election.

Burl Cain, leader of the Angola prison for 20 years, said people have encouraged him to add his name to the list of candidates for the October election. 109 more words

News

An Unremembered Grave

A new book! Three characters. Spooky Louisiana setting. Blood.

I don’t live in Louisiana, do not teach history, have never been imprisoned and don’t “believe” in vampires. 846 more words

Writing

Christ's Unlikely Messengers

The Gospels readings for the 3 Sundays leading up to Palm Sunday have something peculiar in common — unlikely emissaries of the Gospel. The Samaritan woman at the well, the man born blind, and this week’s spotlight guest in particular, … 733 more words

Religion

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & Storytelling

Quilts are all about storytelling, about how we see the world and ourselves, about what we make out of a little scrap, about who we love and what we dream, about our families and our friends and where we’ve been, about our communities and our loves and our losses, too, and about our empathy and wishes and regrets and compassion. 431 more words