JAIL (Part 3)

I've been locked up for 3 weeks now. I stay out of trouble for the most part.  I'm always respectful to the detention officers.  They're respectful back. I spend my time doing, well, nothing. There's nothing to do in hell. I'm either lying on my bunk thinking, sitting somewhere thinking, or walking laps around the pod thinking. …

JAIL (Part 2)

Durango Jail is hell on earth.  At least it is for me. I don't sleep at all. There's a tiny window in our cell. I watch it get light every morning. I spend all hours of the night pacing in a small confined area or walking around the pod literally looking for crumbs to eat off…

JAIL (Part 1)

The time finally arrives to be transported to the real jail.  My hands are cuffed and feet are chained.  I'm herded along with the others into the back of an armored looking vehicle. The back is divided into 2 cages.  One side is for males and the other for females.  We are packed in.  There are…

Below Rock Bottom

It's December 13, 2015.  I've just woken up freezing cold and laying on top of an old bookcase in my makeshift shelter in a secluded field.  I'm homeless.  I have no money, no phone, and no transportation.  I've lost everything in my life including my beautiful wife and 6 amazing children, my multi-million dollar business, all my income, close and dear friends, and my dream home.