People, places and things I thought about whilst shoving logs into the stoves last night.
Finished another letter to the imprisoned writer, humorist Barrett Brown according to the draconian communication rules of the county jail he's stuck at in Texas until a transfer to a federal pen winds through the bureaucracy. Plain white paper, handwritten, no scribbled cartoons or drawings, "provocative" statements are forbidden.
Of course that doesn't prevent him from getting out his own provocative statements to the daring publishers at D Magazine, or the Daily Beast.
I think my letters are making through the Kaufman County Sheriff's censors at: Barrett Brown #45047-177, Kaufman Law Enforcement Center, Post Office Box 849, Kaufman, TX 75142.
You can, and should, consider writing him, if only to keep a the barely literate employed while reading his letters..
"Our place, Kansas, will show the path, the difficult path, for America to go in these troubled times.
Like Kansas Newspaper publisher William Allen White once said, "…There is just one way to stop progress in America; and that is to hire some hungry earthquake to come along and gobble up Kansas.” (My emphasis - MC)
We have been placed here for a reason and our season is short."