The words in this "header" were spoken by Patrick Michael Leonard after a "hearing" that ended with him being sent to a "clearing house" of sorts (they sort thru a population of men and decide who is the worst and who is the least offensive of the "offenders"). It's located outside a small dying town in the old timber territory of Washington state. He is surrounded by some pretty heavy hitters (also heavy energy!)and he asked that I write something here to let you all know he is a survivor...and he has ideas in his head for blogging! No supplies for writing them down after two weeks...no one to talk with either...asking questions is verboten?!@#
The accommodations are very bare...I would say bleak... yet he is planning his future. He is "minding his own business", as he was advised by "friends in high places"...AND, as luck would have it, he is "channeling Tim Robbins in his role as Andy in The Shawshank Redemption" (direct quote cuz I chuckled when he spoke those words to me via fon!). Tim played a banker, innocent yet PROVEN guilty and sent off to prison...a VERY HARSH PRISON...long ago. Parallels exist...for certain, eh? If you did not see that film, rent it...about 1994 or so?!
BOTTOM LINE, Patrick has had five "tax consultations in the yard" since he arrived at "the JOINT" (literally, I heard two Corrections Officers at KCCF use this moniker to describe "the facility" in which Patrick is located!!) OHH and irony of ironies, the only publications on the list of "appropriate mail" during this time are FROM THE IRS!! Yep, you got it...Patrick actually requested some IRS Pubs for his late night reading pleasure. Don't get me wrong I know this is a prison...as the woman in the mail room told me...THEY HAVE A LIBRARY, he doesn't need any crosswords! (She has been employed there for 30 years...mmmm.) The Old Testament is available...and there is a library yet books are very old...and somehow...missing pages!?@#
One might say...this entire play is MIND BLOWING!!