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FAMILY

FAMILY

Photo by Caleb Oquendo Our society contains many different family make-ups. There are single-parent families, same-sex-parent families, blended families, and so on. We still have some traditional families – a mother, a father, and one or more children. 'Family' was...

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BLOG – HEAT

BLOG – HEAT

Rosser McDonald I’ve been trying to come up with something clever or profound to say about the heatwave we have been living in but I haven’t come up with anything.   I guess that “IT’S HOT” will have to do.  I hope your home, your job, or the places you...

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BLOG – INDEPENDENCE

BLOG – INDEPENDENCE

July is independence month. Stores are filled with patriotic decorations as well as items to buy even before the big day arrives. More often than not, the holiday is called "The Fourth of July" rather than "Independence Day." That bothers me. There is a profound and...

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BLOG – STUCK by Rosser McDonald

BLOG – STUCK by Rosser McDonald

We usually think of prison being a place where an inmate is stuck in a cell, but there are other dynamics at work.  TDCJ moves inmates around to different prison units.  Often there is an obvious reason for moves but sometimes it’s difficult to find a...

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BLOG – LOVE

BLOG – LOVE

Author Rosser McDonald Valentine’s Day is a big deal.  Valentine paraphernalia replaces Christmas items in the stores.  Promotions encourage us to show our LOVE.  And that is what bothers me.  “Love” has become an over-used word in our...

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DRUGS IN PRISON

DRUGS IN PRISON

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has been trying to determine the various paths used in getting drugs inside for inmates.  The default assumption has been that families and other visitors bring them in.  But Covid-19 and other factors have...

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