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Kenny Brydon: Free as a Sunbeam

If you know Kenny, now is the time to picture him leaping like an antelope down a beach at sunset, shouting “I’m Free! I’m Free!” while trailing diaphanous silk streamers from both wrists and shaking his head as if he … Continue reading

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A tragedy on the heels of joy

The immeasurable loss of Arnulfo Timoteo Garcia Yesterday I was shocked to hear that our beloved Arnulfo Garcia was killed, along with his sister, in a car crash early in the morning near Hollister, California. All I know so far … Continue reading

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Who Are the Brothers in Pen?

I have not done a good job over the years of keeping up this site. It has been brought to my attention that I have posted more about some people than others, neglected some people and occasions completely, and have … Continue reading

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11th Annual Public Reading: Hope

November 12, 2016: Another memorable reading, another satisfyingly diverse bouquet of stories shared and another “captive” audience. This year’s reading has been amplified by being turned into Episode #96 on the site “Life of the Law.” You can hear a … Continue reading

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Catching up

Wouldn’t it be nice if I wrote about all the interesting things that happen on Wednesday nights in our classroom? But we must face reality as it is. And the reality is that I do not update often. Some highlights: On June … Continue reading

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Snap Judgment, United Shades of America, and Open Engagement

So much going on all the time … even if I were good at this it would be hard to keep up. Our own Watani Stiner is telling stories on the air this week. The nationally syndicated radio show Snap … Continue reading

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Prison Renaissance is Born! (reborn?)

photo by Peter Merts There is a new movement afoot–or perhaps the movement is not new, but now named. Two Brothers in Pen, Emile DeWeaver and Rahsaan Thomas, have co-founded Prison Renaissance. Let me give it to you in their … Continue reading

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