Life on Life’s Terms
I am also a product of the streets of Southeast SD, and of growing up in the prison system. At the very smart age of 14, and being the smart gangster that I was, I also went to a maximum prison here in California. I lived in S.H.U. for years. Please believe me, I am not bragging or praising on the behavior I had when I was a kid.
Now, as an adult (55), I do live life on life’s terms, combining moments of happiness and moments of sadness. But no matter what, I take responsibility for my actions today. I am married today to a beautiful lady (for eleven years) who I met in 7th grade, who I love. I don’t know where I would be today if it wasn’t for God, and her, and NA, and AA.
Thank you, Reader, for putting out good stories like that story called “That’s Life and Life’s Not Easy” (November 8 cover story). When I was reading it, it was like looking in a mirror of my life. He was right what he said. God is great and blesses all of us who strive to do the right thing. These days of freedom and wisdom are priceless. Thank God we live in the USA.
Wi-Fi for the Masses
Ian Pike (Feast: “Mission Hills’ Mini Coffee Spot,” November 21) is correct. Meshuggah Shack offers free wi-fi. (And not that fake “free” where you have to order a drink before getting the pass code.) We also offer free hula hooping, advice for the lovelorn, and names for your inner drag queen.
John Bertsch, Perpetrator-in-Chief, Meshuggah Shack