Currently I’m about as up to my eyeballs as anyone can get with important projects started, and others needing to be started, while taking care of those things in the middle of being started. I have wondered yet why my fingers haven’t fallen off my hands for all the typing I do. I did just find out I have mild carpal tunnel and I do know my tailbone is sore from sitting! I now sit on three pillows and the top one has a hole in the middle like a donut for my tailbone.
I am an A type personality with probably a bit of OCD (only with my projects. My laundry and dishes can we wait) and I have a very addictive nature so I get consumed by my projects. It’s my drug of choice. A healthier drug than I did in my younger years. Probably why I don’t leave my computer until 3-4:30 am when I start to literally fall off my chair!
Spending huge amounts of time at my desk is extremely painful by late afternoon because I have a bulging disk in my mid back from shrinking 2 inches in the last couple years due to osteoporosis that doesn’t even register at the bottom rungs on the scales, so I suck it up to get past the pain. When it gets too bad I lay on my bed and transfer to my Nook which takes me at least 5 times longer to get things done that need to be typed. Oh well. . . .that’s life and the show must go on! Enough on those kinds of issues. ( but let me first get up and warm up my bean bag I sling over my shoulder and goes down my spine. Back in 2 minutes. . .
Okay, I’m back. I transferred to my Nook, typing while balancing my dinner plate against my knees. Nothing like the heat of the bean bag on my back to temporarily ease pain. That along with ten mg of methadone.
Watch and whirl is my second blog. It’s a place to rant and rave and reblog posts of other people I enjoy reading. It gives me a space to talk about other interests, among them Nichiren Buddhism, the life philosophy that makes the most sense to me. It has helped me change aspects of negativity in my life into positive ones. There many sects of Buddhism just like Christianity. Nichiren is very different from Zen or Tibetan. Many similarities but as different as Pentacostal and Catholics. I don’t expect anyone to agree or disagree with me, and if anyone can learn something that helps them, I am glad. It is a major factor that has largely contributed to who I am today, and I like that person.
There many of the same lessons taught in most faiths. If someone chooses to have faith in something that helps them make sense of their life and it provides the answers they search for and be happy, and they apply the teaching to their daily life, then it is a good thing. I don’t debate religion, saying I’m right and you’re wrong, but it can be such interesting exchange of ideas when each party doesn’t try to convert the other person. Many of my posts have Buddhist philosophy in them.
My main blog is “My Name is Jamie. Life in Prison” http://mynameisjamie.net. This is why I started blogging in the first place. Have you ever had something in your life that was a mission? So very important that it blocks out most everything else? Helping this man with his life, is like that for me. He has something important to do with his life. I don’t know what. I just feel it. He is the father of one of my grandsons. He is currently housed at Allred Prison in Texas. After 7 years of writing letters, I started this blog at the beginning of 2014, posting letters he has written to me. The purpose of the blog was to categorize the issues people in prison have to deal with.
Prison is not what you think it is. It’s purpose is not to just bbg..incarcerate bad people – although there are plenty of them there. It is more than that and it is why the US has about 75% of the worlds locked up citizens. Do we have more criminals? No. We imprison more people for things the court says are crimes that other countries don’t, in order to keep the prisons full. Money. If you want to know more about that, go to the blog and start reading about the prison industrial complex. It’s scary. Use the category section.
The ultimate purpose for the blog was to collect my thoughts because I wanted to write a book about Jamie Cummings. “Inside The Forbidden Outside.” I have enough written to know that it will be finished. It has been a formidable project and more intense than I originally thought it would. Writing a blog and writing a book are two different things and it didn’t take long to realize how much I didn’t know. I post chapters on the other blog. If you’d like to be on the mailing list full out the contact form at the other button next to the one you clicked to get here, and in the comment section type “email list”
I am also an accomplished music composer on piano, recording only pieces that are improvised. You will find pieces scattered throughout the blog. You can hear other pieces at http://soundcloud.com/sonni-quick
Last but not least – thank you from the bottom of my heart. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :-):-)