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12.25.04, saturday morning

Dreamt I was trying to leave a very tall campus building via its stairwell, but, by a strange sleight of physics, each door would shrink and elongate by the time I reached the knob. There was the suggestion of a young man with a shotgun following me.

. . .

from The Washington Post:

Martha Stewart's Christmas message
Inmate lobbies for prison reform

Martha Stewart lobbied, in a Christmas message posted on her Web site, for criminal sentencing reform and complained about the bad food at the West Virginia prison where she is serving a five-month sentence for lying about a personal stock sale.

"When one is incarcerated with 1,200 other inmates, it is hard to be selfish at Christmas," Stewart wrote from the federal prison in Alderson, W.Va. "I beseech you all to think about these women--to encourage the American people to ask for reforms, both in sentencing guidelines, in length of incarceration for nonviolent first-time offenders, and for those involved in drug-taking. They would be much better serving in a true rehabilitation center than in prison."

Stewart also wrote in Wednesday's osting on www.marthatalks.com that she has had a lot of time on her hands, "time to think, time to write, time to exercise, time to not eat the bad food, and time to walk and contemplate the future."

"Cleaning has been my job--washing, scrubbing, sweeping, vacuuming, raking leaves, and much more. But like everyone else here, I would rather be doing all of this in my home."






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