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The Darkest Hour: Shedding Light on the Impact of Isolation and Death Row in Texas Prison, Chapter One

Posted on: May 31st, 2015 by robyn

By Dr. Betty Gilmore and Nanon Williams Life in Isolation To deprive a gregarious creature of companionship is to maim it, to outrage its nature. The prisoner and the cenobite are aware that the herd exists beyond their exile; they are an aspect of it. But when the herd no longer exists, there is, for the herd creature, no longer READ MORE

The Dance of Opposites, Introduction

Posted on: December 29th, 2013 by robyn

By Kenneth Cloke Conflict resolution is coming of age, and as it matures, must come to terms with a violent, adversarial world, grapple with its unsolved problems and difficulties, discover new issues, and redesign or reinvent its values, ideas and practices, and make them match its new-found strengths and weaknesses. And in the process, it must realize, as Edith Wharton READ MORE

Summer Reading List

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by robyn

goodmedia press publisher and author Robyn Short appeared on Fox 4 Good Day July 6th to share her summer reading recommendations for readers of all ages.  On The Hole is a hilarious but gripping story of a wild day, a menacing foe, a simple game and a complex friendship. While many people may think a book about golf is a READ MORE

Prayers for Peace, Introduction

Posted on: March 12th, 2013 by robyn

By Robyn Short Peace is possible. In fact, if we are to survive as a human species on this planet, peace is inevitable. A friend once said, “It always gets complicated before it gets simple.” The state of our human existence confirms this truth. We have complicated this human experience, and yet, it really is quite simple: the Bible calls READ MORE

The Darkest Hour: Stories and Interviews from Death Row, Chapter One

Posted on: November 4th, 2012 by robyn

No Tears, Only Silence Oswaldo Soriano By Nanon Williams “I was born in 1975,” Oswaldo said as I picked up my pen and began to write about his early life. Oswaldo was born in Mexico but has no memory of what it was like to live there. When he was three years old, his mother and one of his brothers READ MORE

Still Surviving, Chapter One

Posted on: November 3rd, 2012 by robyn

Alone in the Dark By Nanon M. Williams The winter night was dark and rainy. I fell asleep in my bunk at the Harris County jail. When I awoke, cold air was storming through the corridors like a freezing gas that paralyzed the nervous system. For a brief moment, it seemed as if I had awoken from a nightmare. But READ MORE

The Ties That Bind Us, Poetry Selection

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by robyn

By Nanon Williams The Ties That Bind Us is a book of poetry that is mixed with free verse. The poems are written from the raw feelings I experienced while living in solitary confinement, or what those in prison refer to as “the hole.” All of these poems describe the feelings that bind my heart, mind and soul as one. READ MORE