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By Omar Miller April 8 2019

Omar Miller

To my viewers, where or not, if we connect or you find a connection with another individual, always know that you and I – meaning whoever you decide to communicate with – have the ability to dictate how we can relate, or converse, with each other. Don’t allow stereotypical notions of an old saying hold you back, like “all inmates are bad”, because that’s not true. You can’t judge a book by its cover and don’t let past experiences too immediately after your personal future as you get to know someone. You have to be mindful of what you reinforce by thoughts, words, and deed.

We as inmates and you as honorable women, have the ability to change ourselves, those around us, and our communities, if we decide to do so. It’s called giving individuals a second chance! It’s like the game of chess, the king is the most valuable piece on the board, with the wrong move, it’s check, or check mate. But on the other hand, the Queen is the most valuable piece of all piece’s, because she can move in ways no other piece can and without a Queen by our side encouraging us to keep fighting, what’s the point of keeping the hope alive?

So, Ladies, you all have the ability to be agents of change. The question is, are you willing to take the risk, open your hearts, and step out there to create new, uplifting relationships/friendships that’ll be cherished for a lifetime?

Remember this quote “Behind every good man is a good woman” – (author unknown), but I like to thing of it as “Besides” and not behind.

Ladies, maybe your doubting what I’m saying, maybe not! But I do believe I have some insight into women, through often times in the face of my own fears, I choose to ignore it. As for myself, Ladies, I had the privilege of knowing many amazing women in my lifetime, as a grandson, a son, a nephew, a friend, once a lover. I had no other choice but to learn. I know deep down inside my heart, every woman has unique goals, dreams, wants, and desires, but my opinion to what I think women want as follows: Women want to be heard, they want to e taken seriously, they want to have a friendship, or a relationship with a man who appreciates their intellect, but still finds then sexy and desirable. Women want a man who is not the kind of person who disappears at the first sign of trouble. Women want someone they can argue with, without feeling like they are being bullied or patronized, someone who might disagree with them, but will not disrespect or disregard them. A real woman wants a man who isn’t afraid to show affection and be vulnerable when needed.

Sincerely,

Omar

By Omar Miller April 8 2019

Omar Miller

To my viewers, where or not, if we connect or you find a connection with another individual, always know that you and I – meaning whoever you decide to communicate with – have the ability to dictate how we can relate, or converse, with each other. Don’t allow stereotypical notions of an old saying hold you back, like “all inmates are bad”, because that’s not true. You can’t judge a book by its cover and don’t let past experiences too immediately after your personal future as you get to know someone. You have to be mindful of what you reinforce by thoughts, words, and deed.

We as inmates and you as honorable women, have the ability to change ourselves, those around us, and our communities, if we decide to do so. It’s called giving individuals a second chance! It’s like the game of chess, the king is the most valuable piece on the board, with the wrong move, it’s check, or check mate. But on the other hand, the Queen is the most valuable piece of all piece’s, because she can move in ways no other piece can and without a Queen by our side encouraging us to keep fighting, what’s the point of keeping the hope alive?

So, Ladies, you all have the ability to be agents of change. The question is, are you willing to take the risk, open your hearts, and step out there to create new, uplifting relationships/friendships that’ll be cherished for a lifetime?

Remember this quote “Behind every good man is a good woman” – (author unknown), but I like to thing of it as “Besides” and not behind.

Ladies, maybe your doubting what I’m saying, maybe not! But I do believe I have some insight into women, through often times in the face of my own fears, I choose to ignore it. As for myself, Ladies, I had the privilege of knowing many amazing women in my lifetime, as a grandson, a son, a nephew, a friend, once a lover. I had no other choice but to learn. I know deep down inside my heart, every woman has unique goals, dreams, wants, and desires, but my opinion to what I think women want as follows: Women want to be heard, they want to e taken seriously, they want to have a friendship, or a relationship with a man who appreciates their intellect, but still finds then sexy and desirable. Women want a man who is not the kind of person who disappears at the first sign of trouble. Women want someone they can argue with, without feeling like they are being bullied or patronized, someone who might disagree with them, but will not disrespect or disregard them. A real woman wants a man who isn’t afraid to show affection and be vulnerable when needed.

Sincerely,

Omar

Derek Niggeler #77419-380 - Primary Picture By Derek Niggeler April 8 2019

Doing Time With The Right Mind

Every day that passes I am another day closer to home. No matter how bad my day may be, no matter how much my mind races with anxiety, no matter what, I always keep in mind that I am another day closer to home. We are simply human, mistakes are inevitable. That doesn't mean we need to lose hope or stop trying to be our best selves. It means we pick ourselves up again and give our best effort to do better. It isn't in our blood to give up we must keep striving on with perseverance to be the best that we can be.

We must find something to live for; for me it is a Doctorate Degree I am working towards. I am currently enrolled at Adams State University working every day on my goal. I do the prison correspondence program via snail mail and I enjoy every aspect of my studies. Every assignment I complete is another baby step closer to my goal. Find out what you are living for and I encourage you to start making a step towards your goal every day. For me, I started crawling towards my goal when I was first arrested. Now I am taking baby steps. It doesn't need to be leaps towards your goal just make progress today a priority. It doesn't matter if you make mistakes, we all do.

Pick yourself up and walk towards your goal, or crawl, if you have to.

Robert  Cornwell #25963-017 - Primary Picture By Robert Cornwell April 8 2019

Robert Cornwell

As that reflect back on the times that I have shared with others it becomes clear that I was looking to gain approval.  However, the reason that I now see why your approval was not met the way that it should have been, was because I never approved of myself.  My happiness was in winning your approval, and once it was made, it was on to the next.  It was never that I could not see how all worthwhile it would be to have you by my side.  I just never felt that I was ever worth being at yours.  My self-worth did not ever allow me the thought that I could get you by my side and then be able to keep you there.  So I would begin to tear it apart just as the relationship was starting to grow into something.  For years I have felt that I am broken beyond repair.  I even began to believe that when others came into my life my brokenness would break them as well.  It all seems so crazy as I would not go into things looking to hurt others, but to find acceptance with a chance of love.  It’s sad that I can now see how much hurt I caused others, as I didn’t accept myself or for that matter love myself.  Upon gaining the acceptance of love from others I would not stop and believe that I was worth the acceptance of love whatsoever.  To ask for a chance to become a friend is to ask a great deal of you as well as myself.  Through the help and understanding of self-defeating thoughts, codependent characteristics, and the truth of how powerless I had become with alcohol and other drugs.  The AA program has given me a new light to view things from, and even the steps that I may find value within myself as I work them. 

To the people that I have hurt due to my actions, I ask you to forgive yourselves for letting me into your lives.  I’ve seen great value within you and wished it for myself.  I do apologize for my actions.

Thank you for reading about who I feel I was.  If you feel that you would like to give me a chance to know you, and even learn who I am at this point in my life, then I welcome your correspondence.

Respectfully,

Robert Cornwell

 

 

Angel Perez #1050015Primary Picture By Angel Perez April 2 2019

The Feeling

The Feeling and what it means to receive a letter.

What I feel and what it means to receive mail when stuck in the underworld.  I’m sure I speak for a lot of prisoners when I say this; To the blind eye and the average person that has never been to my world a letter might be a simple note, a quick email or an indignant text, nothing of great appreciation, aspiration or worth.

To me a letter is the best thing that can happen next to a visit but that’s debatable because visits end with a goodbye, tears and heartache.  (Again, debatable)   As opposed to a letter, it is an envelope with a little bit of everything.   Hope, inspiration, motivation, love and last but not least, it is a portal out of these walls.  An escape from the cell to a peaceful state of mind.  Positive and optimistic where there’s no worries or anxieties, except maybe the fear of not being able to return the favor in making your day and putting a smile on your face. 

As you begin to read you don’t want it to end, it’s like a good movie, you want it to last forever, so you read slow paying attention to every detail of her penmanship enjoying every syllable and expression all while admiring its lucidity and once you reach the end, you’re left with a smile.   

Warrick Dunn #02071677 - Primary Picture By Warrick Dunn April 1 2019

Warrick Dunn #02071677

Through Life,

We search for our purpose but in the world we create our own way that shapes the future but we also blind ourselves to the truth that’s right before our eyes. I’ve been in search of a friend all throughout life that I can share everything with. In all honesty we all look for our mate throughout life but in truth all you want is to be accepted. For me I realized that I want more than what shows on the outside, it’s only the inside that’s real.

If it’s challenges that worry you, know there aint no one on earth been left unscarred through which their spirit was tested. Honestly I hope and pray one day I can find a woman who believes in love, harmony and the stepping stones that are called Destiny. Everything that was created is beautiful! It’s Beautiful! But we create illusions in our mind that make every person, animal, subject dissatisfied in our mind, but in truth we wish to understand.

I believe we all do, only when we approve. You’re going to come across people in your life who say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions they show in the future and present that you should get to know because some make mistakes, some never change; only way to know a person is through time.

 

 

 

Thomas Morgan #87692-079 - Primary Picture By Thomas Morgan April 1 2019

Thomas Morgan #87692-079

Greetings All, allow me to bring you up to date on what I have been up to. I finished my Associate’s Degree last year. I’m now working towards a Bachelor’s degree. On October 10th, Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, the prison took so much damage we had to be evacuated in the middle of the night. I was moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi. Looks like this will be our temporary home till early 2020. Then most likely back to Florida to finish my sentence.

In my last blog post I made reference to President Trump, A.K.A. the “Rump”. Some took this to be that I was a fan of Mr. Rump. Not so, I respect the office don’t get me wrong, but I have spent the last 20 years of my life sitting on the sidelines and well, it does give a person time to watch and learn.

I guess my short reply is, no I’m not a fan of President Trump. I feel he’s hurting us a great deal and it will take Years to recover. But I’m just on the sidelines, you’re the one out there playing the real game.

Overall I feel my life is great. My recovery is going good, I’m moving forward. I’m counting the days till my release. I’m working diligently and hope to re-enter society as a productive member. I wish you all the best. Play safe, be good and hope to hear from you soon.

Erik Gonzalez #01217030 - Primary Picture By Erik Gonzalez March 24 2019

Erik Gonzalez

Hi, my name is Erik, I want to take this opportunity to share my gratitude and appreciation for the huge support Epicenter has shown to me and others in my type of situation. I am a "Second Looker", for those unfamiliar with this term, it's a name for us who are wishing for a second chance in life, those of us who started serving extreme sentences before we turned 18 years old. I myself was 15 years old at the time.

I have been in prison for almost 17 years serving a life sentence. I am 31 years old now, an adult with a whole different perspective about life, family and friends. I have always maintained a strong feeling that this was not gonna be it for me. And that hope is finally close. The Second Look House Bill, if passed this year, will allow men like me to be eligible for parole after completing 20 years.

To know that I have an opportunity to be home in 3 years and be able to repay my family for everything they have done for me, it's a feeling beyond words. To have a second chance at life and show society that a person can really change at life and be a better person even after growing up in a negative environment, is what I look forward to.

Thanks to everyone for supporting this bill, it is deeply appreciated.

If you would like to know more about me and my story, please contact me.

Nysoni Randolph #BG8568 - Primary Picture By Nysoni Randolph March 22 2019

NRndolph

A better life on this planet, learning a lesson and being true to God.

Jamar Bynes #983606 - Primary Picture By Jamar Bynes March 21 2019

jamar bynes

Hello Everyone,

I'm looking for friends all over the country/all around the globe. Where are you???

I would L.O.V.E. to hear from you and exchange photos, letters, poems, ideas. If you're reading this blog right now, then please don't hesitate to reach out and touch me with a letter. I promise to respond.... immideiatly. Do no by shy, just write and say hi!

And I'll take it from there. 

I hope to hear from you soon!

F.Y.I. Currently incarcerated in the Lumberton NC area. Have been down 7 1/2 years. Could possibly be released as early as 2-14-20