Monday, August 30, 2010


I don't think I am being biased when I say that Micah inspires the heck out of me.

If I am having a bad day all I need to do is think about him and it can jump start my mood. He lives in a 8'x10' cell with someone that he never gets to get away from. He has to eat whatever is put before him. His idea of exercise is 1200 push-ups, 250 pull-ups, and 1,000 trips around the table.

When Micah calls me I choose my words carefully. If I decide to be a negative Nancy he will call me to the carpet faster than anyone's business. Don't you dare tell him that you are having a "bad day". He will set you straight really quickly.

As he said in one of his poems from his book "Coffee With Apollo", "I have been diagnosed with a bad case of optimism". That is so true.

When you go visit Micah he will have you doubled over laughing. It may be the latest blond joke he has heard, a funny story about his time in Coconino County, or maybe a stand-up about the latest book he is reading.

Last time we were visiting with him he started listing the books he had read as his Dad corrected his grammar on all the titles. These were all books he had never even heard of, just took the librarian's word on the fact they were good and read them.

Last week Micah asked his lawyer if she had read "War And Peace". She said no that she did not usually read 1,000 page books. He gently pointed out to her that it was actually 1,700 pages, and she should read it.

How many 19 year old's have written a book at all? Especially a book of poetry and prose? The real kicker? Two years ago the only book Micah had ever read were the Harry Potter books. When I received his rough draft for his book I was blown away. His spelling was perfect, and he used words I had never even heard of. Not that I have a huge vocabulary, but I have read quite a bit.

Now I am really re-thinking the whole unschooling idea. Even though he has had his share of problems, and had to live through hell the last two and a half years, he has risen above all that and is making the most of his life.

That is inspirational!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Nibble of a Feast

I got permission from Micah to share a part of one of the poems in his new book, "Coffee With Apollo". If you have not yet bought your e-book you are missing out. If you have bought your book let Micah know via comments what your favorite poem is, he is anxious to know.

When the curtains start to close
That’s when big things happen.
You no longer show
What people came to see.
The fingers all stop tappin’
Time to forget about it
About time, about life,.....

Friday, August 27, 2010


It is finished and here for your viewing pleasure! For only $10.00 you can get a copy of Micah's first book, "Coffee With Apollo". It is a collection of his best poetry over the first two years in jail, and I must say is very impressive.

To get your copy just click on the pay now button, pay the $10.00 and I will send you a pdf copy of the greatest poetry book in history.

Just so you know all proceeds of Micah's book will go to his coffe/college fund. In other words whatever he does not use for coffe over the next couple of years will be used to finance his start-up fees for college once he gets out. A worthy cause for sure.

Many of you have asked how you can help, and here is your chance. Make his day! After the week he has had he could use some moral support right now. And thanks to all who are hanging in there with prayers and support, it is felt.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Thanks to all whose prayers and thoughts are with Micah. He needs all he can get. Especially since someone brought him a sandwich and the guard on duty would not let him eat it! How stinkin rotten it that? Poor guy almost cried.

Monday, August 9, 2010

1000 Times Around the Table

Micah called me early this morning. He never calls in the morning as he knows we are in class. I was worried that something was wrong. Thank goodness nothing was wrong, he was just waiting for them to bring clean sheets and towels and thought he would check in.

He also said he had done 1,000 laps around the table and was really bored. Well I can't imagine that kind of bored, but it must be pretty bad. It was good to talk to him and tell him about the new show on T.V. about talent in prison. They said on the news article that they would only make it available to "petty criminals". I'm not really sure if that would be Micah's MO or not? At any rate will surely check into it for him.

In the meantime I have been working on getting his book written. It is very good so far and I have been enjoying reading it. My eyes don't enjoy the little bitty print, but the story is great. It is about Costa Rica, and I will leave the rest to share later.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Music Anyone?

Micah is writing some amazing lyrics now. He has kind of just progressed from the poetry to the song writing. I tell you they are turning out good. We are looking at having the poetry book available next week for you if you are interested in buying it as an E-book. Will keep you all posted.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Book Arrival

Yippee the book has arrived. As soon as I get down to get a magnifying glass I can read it and commence to type up a rough draft.

With the book arrived the cover for the poetry book. Now that I have the cover I can complete his poetry book.

Coffee With Apollo is just a couple of weeks away!