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  • We stopped at a roadside rummage sale today out by the lakehouse. There was an old rocking chair that caught my eye. Ending up passing on it but bought a few other small things. Mike was sitting in his truck sweating his ass off and didn't appear too happy about it. Didn't really look like he had been doing much business but after moving everything out of his family's storage he wanted to see if he could at least make a few dollars off of what they didn't plan to keep. While i was paying him i noticed the calendar years on his legs and could tell he spent a lot of time locked up. You notice these things after a while.

    In this segment, he tells me briefly about his 22 years of incarceration. He ends with a story about his first day in a new prison and how in a rare turn of events another inmate came to his aid. The guy who got his back was also of another race which made it even less heard of. This ultimately helped reshape his views around race which is very substantial if you factor in the societal norm in this part of East Texas back when he was coming up.

    Editors note-the recording device overheated and i didn't catch the telling of how the 2 on 20 fight turned out but you can probably guess it didn't go so well for them. Also of note, his use of a racial slur was apologized for in the moments the recording stopped but was spoken because it was a direct quote of what the other fella said.
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