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If you haven’t heard of the Netflix Original show @OrangeIsTheNewBlack, you’re seriously missing out. I had heard of the show but never got into it and started watching it until now. 407 more words


Tunnel vision

Tell me it wasn’t great fun watching Canada’s national media as they frothed forth on the Toronto tunnel story this week. At 7 a.m. (Eastern), a latte-jacked Heather Hiscox at CBC News woke us to the fact that Canada’s Pan American games were under attack by unidentified underworld forces with only the darkest of intentions. 864 more words


My First Parole Hearing in Huntsville Prison

Sonni’s note: This was originally written on Sept 1st 2013, as Jamie was waiting for his first parole hearing. He told me, in Huntsville prison no one makes parole with their first meeting. 1,080 more words

Solitary Confinement

Splitting the reality cheque

Life. I was 10 the summer I first understood how fleeting the human adventure is. My youngish parents had collected my sibling and me onto a sturdy Sears hide-a-bed costing them eight dollars a month, and broke the news. 1,040 more words


The dangerous game – Pt. II

Risk assessment. When economists (what a banker becomes without Viagra) took over the 21st-century’s values agenda, it was inevitable that risk would become the new godhead. 946 more words


A short & bloody tail

To say that Camelot was a born killer is probably a fair assessment. Not the cold-blooded variety, but born to it nonetheless. Her family? A veritable gang of killers. 885 more words


Thy cup runneth over

Grade 9. Whenever I muse about the various off-ramps that might have saved me from this life of regret-soaked pillows, it always comes back to Grade 9. 879 more words