Two Shall Walk as One

Two Shall Walk as One

  “Two Shall Walk as One.” A New focus, for a New Time   “Two Shall Walk as One,” reflects the new tone and emphasis of this web presence.    Over 43 million people in the US are widowed or divorced. Thirty-percent of these folks are over the age of 50! All these people share one thing: They are alone. Because of...

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A Re-Post: Two Shall Walk as One – Alone

A Re-Post: Two Shall Walk as One – Alone

  Alone in a Dark Room, in an Empty House at Christmas. Ever been there? Through no fault of your own? Or maybe… through all the fault of your own?   Yep, that was me. 63 years old. Divorced after 37 years of marriage. The empty house creaked in the wind above the darkened den, as I asked the questions of myself and God. How? Why? What now? What now...

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A State of Texas Document That Says When You Will Die

A State of Texas Document That Says When You Will Die

“How quick and rushing life can sometimes seem, when at the same time it’s so slow and sweet and everlasting.” Graham Swift   Finally—the end arrives.   On October 26, 2006, on a brilliant fall morning, a call from a thoughtful Assistant DA informed me that Jay’s wish had been granted.  The appeals glacier finally responded to legal...

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Amazing Words From Texas Death Row

Amazing Words From Texas Death Row

“Salvation is not a reward for the righteous; it is a gift for the guilty.” Steve Lawson   Crossing from cursed to blessed. So a demon-possessed young man kills his 8.5 months pregnant wife and then with his 5 year-old son in tow, drives to her mother’s home and takes her life as well. These acts culminate years of random, rampant, evil...

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A Man Enters Death Row in Texas

A Man Enters Death Row in Texas

  “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.” J.R.R. Tolkien   April 2005 – Jay into Death Row.   When Jay processed into Polunsky and The Row in April 2005, he entered a world none envied and most feared. The prevailing attitude of the...

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Texas Death Row—But Aren’t We All On Death Row?

Texas Death Row—But Aren’t We All On Death Row?

  Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, A long, long ways from home. (American negro spiritual)    The stunning contrast of the Polunsky Unit.   The monument sign in front announces Texas Department of Criminal Justice – ID, Allan B. Polunsky Unit. Deep within this serene, even beautiful setting and within these deceptively corporate-like...

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Driving to Where Condemned People Live in Texas

Driving to Where Condemned People Live in Texas

  “I think being condemned to death is the only real distinction,” said Mathilde. “It is the only thing which cannot be bought.” Stendhal, The Red and the Black   Gone with the Wind country?   The Big Thicket area of southeast Texas, bounded by Beaumont and Huntsville on the south and Lufkin on the north, would serve as a fine set for...

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