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Adam Anderson #19148397

July 26 2020

We are fools, you and I. Having seen through so much pain and sorrow and yet still we are so goddamn enthusiastic to drag a razor across our hearts. That’s what this is…a love so sharp that breathing you in feels like the first crisp air of winter’s coming.

Your touch; so tantalizing that the hairs on my body stand in confusion – and not even I can define whether it is our electricity or simply…my fear that builds in the anticipation of the destruction you may inflict upon me.

You have the power to cut me with your words and level me with your absence; leaving me in this trepidation – unable to step closer and condemned if I push you away…

So here we are…in this all too familiar dance between the dying of two broken hearts. Smiling as we look into one another’s foolish eyes. Reveling in a curse called love.

Adam S. Anderson

Giving Thanks

July 26 2020

In the current climate of our society, I think it’s prudent that we collectively thank the hospital staff and first responders. It takes a special kind of person to act in an altruistic fashion and care for someone else. These times call for compassion, empathy, love, kindness, and those who work in the medical field have displayed the essence of human nature and the foundation of American resolve. They wade through the swamp of uncertainty and risk, just to bring happiness to their patients, In that I find inspiration, joy, and leadership, asking myself, will the trend go viral? It’s time we follow the lead of those who sacrifice the most for our health and comfort.


William Leonard #16830

July 22 2020

"An Amazing Person"

William has been an amazing pen pal. 

He is extremely positive despite his circumstances, he enjoys playing chess, loves to send artwork to his pen pals and is very ambitious, demonstrated by his knowledge of the law and psychology. 

If you're looking for a very active pen pal, write to Mr. Leonard I'm sure he will have a positive impact on your life as he has mine.  

An Update

July 19 2020

So I decided I’d drop in and give everyone a little situational update. I graduated my CPR and First Responder/First Aid course, and I also graduated my Wildland Firefighter course and received my certification. I am now a Wildland Firefighter Level II and am part of our firefighting team here at the institution and am keeping my fingers crossed that we get the call to go fight fires this season.

I will be able to take these skills out into the free world and put them to use in a professional career. I really want to pursue a wildland firefighting career and move up in the ranks. During the fire off season, I would like to work in natural disaster relief and clean up, possibly search and rescue.

Our institution just switched communications vendors to Centurylink so I do not know what charges are fully taking place. I do know that our email is changing, so until I get this all sorted out I can only respond back with written correspondence. Please don’t let this dissuade you from getting to know me. I promise if you take the time to write me, I will always write back.

Well, I hope everyone is staying safe and doing well during these trying times. I look forward to hearing from you all. May the Gods and Goddesses smile upon you and show you favor.



Sharing My Story

July 19 2020

I feel sad today! Why? I got my profile in the mail 6/5/2020. I’ve been trying to get on this site since 2018. It was too good to be true. So for those beautiful women who may have (  contacted me, I truly ask for your forgiveness for doubting who you were.

I have been through a lot of pain over the years; trying to prove my innocence and bad experiences with other pen pal sites. The moment is now for me to open up to life experiences, and put distrustful and pessimistic thoughts to the side. I have to allow the good people to enter my life.

The system is designed to turn one’s heart cold. Why would I try to fit in with the norms around here when I stand out? One must always search the why in one’s actions.

Thanks for allowing me to share my story. To a sweet woman from a man who appreciates her! I want to mention this to all women who have been through a painful (tough) relationship:

You can’t just give up on someone because the situation’s not ideal. Great relationships aren’t great because they have no problems. They’re great because both people care enough about the other person to find a way to make it work. Tough times don’t last long, but a mentally and emotionally strong woman will.

Hey friends out there, I’m just looking for someone special to shed a little light in a place where darkness dwells daily.

Reynaldo Aguero #01302352

July 18 2020

I may not be someone’s first choice, but I am a great choice. I may not be rich but I’m valuable. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not because I’m good at being me. I may not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in my past, but I’m proud of who I am today. I might not be perfect, but I don’t have to be. Take me as I am or watch me as I walk away. If you choose to write me in the form of a JPAY, please include your address so that way I can write back to you.



Damon Hammeke

July 13 2020

Don’t Forget

Remember when you really truly love me, I was a bad guy but you never judged me.   When I was with you I was really happy.  I did everything I could to make you happy, and baby true loves what you showed me.    No matter what is what you told me, have a child with you maybe.   Your the one I want to marry, but I guess that you got cold feet.  Why do you act like you don't know me.  I don't like this new you lately, you've been acting really shady.  My heart is hurt, it's breaking.  Why would you ever go against me.   I still love you unconditionally, we’ll be ok maybe eventually.

Don’t forget about me.  


Wake Up by Charles Haley

July 11 2020

Did it take George Floyd to die, for us, all races to stand as a group? There has been injustice going on towards Blacks for years, are we finally fed up? Are we now done turning our heads, giving the blind eye to the wrong doing of my people? Hasn't this been going on since the early 1600’s-1900’s? And now after 150 years they decide to make June 19th (Juneteenth) a national holiday? Even then, back in the day, when they was suppose to free us, they were still 2 years late.

And the riots…we finally lashed out so strong! Was it because of George or was it because the Covid-19 lockdown the reason we went so hard?  Tired of being kept in the house on wait phase for a cure that we are not even sure they going to have.

Or is it a extermination to my people, since our rate of catching it and dying from it are higher than other races are catching it and dying also but not like my people. Law enforcement killing us and the virus too… can we win? What’s next America? What else are you going to do to my people? Are you going to die alone? Or are we going to stand together? My people, wake up!!!! It’s time to open your eyes …NO more silence. Speak up!!!!

Zachary Warnell

July 7 2020

I grew up in a time of an epidemic that was taking place all around me, and I never just seriously considered the implications of the seriousness of the situation.  Most never do until they’re directly affected in a very bad way.  I fear for my children.   

Let me explain….like me, too many of our society's children and young adults are out there on their own doing whatever they wish without a care in the world and not just trying to, but actually growing up too fast!   Kids emulate what they see or want to be.  Trying to be cool!   If you're not cool, you get picked on, which adds more pressure.  Then to top it off, how many people's Father's have been there for them growing up?   Which puts more pressure on the Mom's, and the kids rebel and resent life and are permanently affected by it.    Each generation this epidemic accelerates 100%. 

My brother committed suicide and his baby's Mother was murdered some years ago, and they left behind 3 children.    One is now locked up in juvenile for armed robbery, but taking college classes and doing good despite.   Once we or our youth get in the fast lane to be cool and grow up too fast, we never have the time to truly actually MATURE until we're forced to sit down and reflect on the damage we caused ourselves, the ones around us, and the ones who truly love us.   Some damage can never be repaired.

Listen to Your Heart

July 4 2020

Sometimes peoples' emotions can overwhelm them when put into difficult situations. When ones back is forced into a corner and you’re left with only one decision to make; that one thought that’s lingering in the back of your mind is probably not the best, or the one you should actually make.

Our subconscious mind eats away at us when we over think things, or when the brain has absolutely too much going on at one time.

It’s kind of like when you bottle things up for too long, so when it’s finally released, the damage is twice.

What do most of us do when such circumstances take place? We react like a normal person would and don’t expect our actions or the decisions we made to have any consequences behind it.

Life would be so much easier if we were able to express or talk about things before bad decisions take place.

You can love someone wholeheartedly and ruin a good thing, or maybe the best thing that’s ever happened to you if you stray. Or if you kind of second guess things too often instead of just going with what you feel.

If it’s something you truly believe in your heart, follow it. Don’t let crazy thoughts, past experience, or someone else’s opinion dictate what’s best for you, because you have to live with it.

Once that decision is made, whatever it may be, there’s no turning back…

Because the damage is already done, and the pain can live with you forever. Maybe you’ll recover, maybe not?

But if you listen to your heart, regardless what decision you make, you’ll definitely feel better about yourself afterwards.

Listen to your heart, sometimes it gives you sound advice…