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Restitution – Finding a Road Forward

Greetings! A few years back, I discovered a cleaning contractor, Randy MacKenzie, who was teaching at a prison in Oklahoma.  He was using my books as part of his curriculum. I paid him a visit to see what he was up to.  To my surprise, the class was full of kind, polite, enthusiastic people, [...]

Restitution – Finding a Road Forward2019-05-15T19:11:19+00:00

How to Create a Profitable Business Plan

Pull out your business plan and take a look at your mission, your vision and your goals for this year. How’s it going? What? No plan? No problem. Just consider how last year went and that’s what will probably happen this year. Only a little worse. Or maybe a little better. This year is moving [...]

How to Create a Profitable Business Plan2016-12-01T14:55:17+00:00

How an Ex-Con Will Survive on the “Outside”

When I first visited CCA Davis Correctional, what struck me is how much the guys “inside” look like everyone else “outside.” For some, being incarcerated is the only way to keep society safe. For others, once they’ve served their sentence, they should be free and welcome to reenter society. But…would you hire an ex-con? Probably [...]

How an Ex-Con Will Survive on the “Outside”2016-12-01T14:55:19+00:00

Business Planning at Davis Correctional…

I love our students at Davis Correctional! No one complains or gripes in this class. (That's not something I can say about many of my students!) These fellows want a better life...starting now. Their energy is inspiring. Their questions and discussions are focused on solutions. Even though they are in prison, they are free to [...]

Business Planning at Davis Correctional…2018-12-13T18:34:30+00:00

Cora, Sun Records and the Power of Passion

Greetings! I have always wanted to be able to say, "I've been to Graceland." Cathy, Courtney, Maureen (my bffs) and I can now say that. We listened to an audio tour of the home as we wandered through room after room of shag carpet and 70's kistch. It was interesting, yet somewhat sad and exhausting. [...]

Cora, Sun Records and the Power of Passion2016-12-01T14:55:23+00:00

Business Survival Skills…for Inmates

About a year ago, I received a book order for 30 books from Corrections Corporation of America. Hmm. I wondered about that. Then, I got busy and forgot about it. Recently, I received another order from Corrections Corporation of America…for another 30 books. This time, I followed my curiosity and called the phone number on [...]

Business Survival Skills…for Inmates2019-05-15T19:10:50+00:00

Dreaming of FREEDOM this Holiday Season…

Greetings!I LOVE visiting the Commercial Cleaning Class at the Davis Correctional Facility. (This is me, Gail and Max at the gate.) These fellows are the least whiney people I know. They don't care about the economy. They are just focused on getting their chance. Dues paid, time spent...they are anticipating freedom."How do you know when [...]

Dreaming of FREEDOM this Holiday Season…2016-12-01T14:55:26+00:00

On the sidelines or in the game…

Greetings! Here's a pic of Gail and Lynn (2 of my sisters) and I the day before the Philadelphia marathon. We ran the half marathon...13.1 miles. I have run four full marathons before. This year, I decided to run the half. It's easier and takes less time to train...and it is still extreme enough that [...]

On the sidelines or in the game…2016-12-01T14:55:26+00:00