Saturday, March 28, 2020

UPDATES !! -- I am trying a new way to post -- by email!

Hello again... it has been awhile since I have been posting much anywhere.  

This year I started a funding campaign at PATREON so I can try to finish my BUCKET LIST before it's my time to pass on.  I named the page for my retirement goal and that has been a problem with this year's effort.  I almost changed the name, but then I realized I need to just get through this CHALLENGE and then it will be over and I will be working on my retirement again.  :-)  Hopefully.  GOD willing.  

I am using the hashtag  ---  #My2020PatreonChallenge
and mostly posting at Twitter first, sometimes my main Facebook page, and working on my Pinterest feeds.










FYI, just to get it out there, the link to Patreon is…… 





Right now, as I write this, most of the links all have an auto-filled image for the link. I don't know what will stay with the post when I email it, so we will find out together.


At Patreon I made one of my funding projects  INMATE NEWS,  the monthly newspaper I have wanted to start for a long time.  I may share all the detail at the website, on a future post, or in small portions as time goes by.  It would be such a great thing if GOD would provide for it... jobs for inmates, training, changing the system to national and international levels... I hope, and important information for inmates, their families, their friends, organizations that help them, and more.


There are limited support access to most of my tiers, including INMATE NEWS, so make sure you go sign up if you want to help make it happen... and F A S T !!!  before GOD decides to take me away.  :-)

Once I am able to fund all the basic supplies and equipment I need, I won't have as many projects listed there.  That is why I chose Patreon as an ongoing support effort.  It offers me the flexibility I need at this time in life.  

I have been telling others that I think Patreon is a LIFETIME investment opportunity for anyone who wants to create things and needs help to do it.  You can build up your support network over the years of your life, and through retirement as well.  I also feel they need to make some changes to become a LIFETIME opportunity, but that is another project!  

In all my organization efforts this year, I am working on the details of what I need to do for INMATE NEWS to become a reality.  I am making a list, and looking for prices.  Wages are always the biggest issue in funding anything, so they will be an issue at Patreon, too.

I hope you will follow me there through your support.

Until next time,
Deborah Martin




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2020 is filled with HUGE goals... 
The most important one being the quest to find ONE MILLION $5 supporters for my PATREON page! 
YOU CAN BE ONE OF THEM!! 
Sign up as soon as possible... lets see how fast we can reach this goal.
On the way, I will be learning how to "spread the word" online and sharing what I discover in my posts. 
Join me in this challenge.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Inmates as Guest Bloggers

Sunday, 26 June 2016 - about 6pm PST


I was writing to one of my sons and realized I could publish his writings as a Guest blog here... and the thoughts of others.  No profanity, no objectionable materials, and no editing... what they send gets copied into one blog post.  I am wondering if it would work as a way to reach the public... to share the hearts of inmates and ways to change the system from their viewpoint.  I will have to wait and see what comes in.  If you have any inmates in your family, let them know.  The mailing address for these writings will be ::

Working Together Inc.
Making Prisons Better
PO Box 828
Eugene  OR  97440
United States



I am commenting on social media a lot these days, when I get there and find something to comment on.  It seems Twitter is the bigger market for prison issues, and I am trying to find the different groups involved in prison reform.

My plan to create and distribute a monthly newspaper for inmates is still progressing.  At my income level, I can only plan at this stage.  I hope to make a cost estimate soon... get a general idea of the costs and maybe start contacting those groups that care about inmate issues to buy ad space.  I have contacted Christian organizations in the past, but it seems to be a competitive arena.  I am hoping I will be able to get something started this time...  Subscriptions are the key.  How to make them affordable for the things I want to do.

I am hoping that GOD will finally provide for the needs of Working Together, including Inmate News.


Until next time,  May GOD help us all to become better today than we were yesterday, and better tomorrow than we are today.   :-)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday, 6 MAY 2016 :: Checking in and catching up on everything

Today is my day to catch up with all my blogging sites... just to start the process again, and let everyone know what is going on.

I'm not sure where I am at on prison issues right now.  I just had one son released from prison and another just went back into the system.  It is hard for me to deal with, even after all these years.  I am hopeful my recently released son will make it this time... only he can make the right choices to keep himself out of trouble.  There are so many issues attached to crime, it isn't something I want to get into right now.


I wrote on another blog about changing the way to treat theft crimes... changing from jail time to a supervised work program with restitution payments and building a new kind of life in the process.  I think it was the political blog (Political Rehabilitation at http://political-rehabilitation.blogspot.com) I wrote today.  It would keep people out of the prison system and, hopefully, help them to find better paths to a better future.  You can read that post for more information, and I will be exploring it more in future posts here.

Currently, my main focus is getting information to inmates through a monthly newspaper... I am hoping to get it going before I leave this earth, but money is always my issue.  I have been trying to find another way to reach the goal...  I have a simple plan, but have to figure out how much money it will take to get going.  Finding the mailing addresses of inmates is a big challenge, keeping them accurate is another, and reaching the inmate populations has to be the first step.  Families and inmate organizations would come after the inmates in priority. 

I think this would be an excellent employment future for some released inmates, and they would be great resources for deciding what inmates need to know.  Bringing each state into the process allows all of us to see the differences between them, and to see what works (from an inmate perspective) and what doesn't.

There are so many ideas and possibilities to include in just this one effort.

That is about all I can share today.  Keep checking for new posts... and future links to a Facebook page.

In Christ,
Deborah Martin

http://work2gather.us