Revisit Your Resolutions & Perceptions

We’re 45 days into 2018, so there’s the possibility you’ve veered off course a bit with those new years resolutions. But don’t worry, all is not ruined. There’s plenty of 2018 left. Actually, we’ve only just begun. If you get back to your resolutions, you can still get an awesome grade. Yep, that’s what I…

The Tangled Web III

Initially, I wanted to write one post called The Tangled Web. The aim was to cover the topic of trust and deception, and I did that, but I couldn't shake the feeling that there was too much left unsaid (or unwritten). So, I composed a second part, but still felt as if I should've written…

The Tangled Web II

Back when I was still teaching, I'd sometimes tell my students about one of my favorite books, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I'd read a few excerpts to them and together we'd talk about the ideas presented, consider them, agree or disagree with them. One idea Don Miguel presents at the beginning of…

The Tangled Web

    1.  "I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you." -Friedrich Nietzsche 2. "It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived." -Rene Descartes There is nothing more damaging to a relationship than the loss of…

3 Great Books I Read Inside

  1. The Art of War, by Sun Tzu: This is, at least in my experience, one of the most popular books in prison. Before I actually decided to read it I constantly overheard snippets of it in random rec-yard chatter, the speaker always extolling the greatness of the work. Then it started making appearances whenever…