The silence is almost unbearable. The cold, the silent snow flakes falling. Even though now spring approaches, I feel the deafening effect of the cold. It lingers even as the sun rise shifts. The moon rises earlier and earlier. I feel the shift. Sun breaks through my bedroom window earlier now. Sun sets later now. But the cold still lingers. Shed the layers of warmth I needed for months now. Not only a shift in seasons but now a paradign shift. The whole country is shifting too. Not just the seasons but also the culture. I feel a wave of acceptance and hope for the future. The haze is lifting. I can almost see my future or at least the hope of a future. The hope of one after my love, the love of my life has died and left me to figure it all out on my own. He believed in me. I believe in me. For some reason I keep waking up, morning after morning. I still have a life to live. Seasons to experience… one after another as God created. Ain’t life grand?
Monthly Archives: May 2023
Restoring voting rights for people with felony convictions can improve public safety, report finds
https://news.yahoo.com/restoring-voting-rights-for-people-with-felony-convictions-can-improve-public-safety-report-finds-214741100.html After Akeem Simms spent 11 months and his 30th birthday in a Pennsylvania correctional facility for a felony conviction for drug possession with the intent to …
“The report found that voting is a prosocial behavior that can improve public safety, by promoting and creating a positive self-identity and offering a sense of inclusion to those who have served time for a felony conviction. The research it surveyed demonstrated that restoring voting rights can lead to a reduction of contact with criminal activity. It also showed that returning citizens were 10% less likely to reoffend if they were released in automatic restoration states, as opposed to states where people convicted of felonies are permanently disenfranchised.”