|7 Time on The Line||Dec. 15, 1997|
We also have a school which is very beneficial to all inmates. It has only been open for approximately ten months but it has prov to be a great success. There are several programs at Salmonier to meet inmates needs and our Classification Officer, "Ms. Mary Alyward," is very dedicated and is there to support and help those who seek assistance.
Looking back it has been a long journey for me. I understand that some inmates have longer periods of incarceration but I hope you all can see the benefits and the positive aspects in your present situation.
There were several people I enjoyed meeting and I can recall some inspirational events and conversations. I would like to use this opportunity to wish you all a brighter future.
Christmas is a time for reflection. We often think back to Christmases past and relate our most memorable Christmas to our friends. We tell them about such a Christmas and why it was so memorable. Sometimes we might even describe our worst Christmas ever.
During the Christmas season we will also recall all the aims and objectives we had set out for ourselves - aims and objectives that we had intended to become major accomplishments for the year. Yes, it will be true that there were some things that we managed to get done. It is also true that there were some things that we didn't get done. We put our unfinished goals on a wish list for the coming new year.
When we reflect at Christmas time, we also recall all those things and events of the past year that went terribly wrong. Why did I do that? Why didn't I do things differently? If only I could start the year over - I would.
I will say to each of you - whatever you did, it is done and it cannot be undone. Remember it - never forget the events of the past year that did go terribly wrong. Remember those events so that during the new year you will - do things differently, you will do them RIGHT.