Happy New YearI know there are still people following the blog, and I've gotten a few emails lately asking what is going on with Pete.
I got a short letter from Pete a couple of weeks ago. He is still in a NY State prison. Last summer his parole was denied, and at this point he won't be released until 2014 at the earliest, or as late as 2019 if he serves his full sentence with no time off for good behavior.
He apologized for not writing but explained it as he is in a real funk and just trying to pass the time working and sleeping. He has been working the overnight shift in the prison laundry, and then sleeping during the day. I suspect this is to avoid interaction with other human beings as much as possible. I think if he could just sleep non-stop like Rip van Winkle until 2014, he would.
He promised to write again soon and maybe restart the blog, but we've heard that before. There isn't much I can do if he doesn't write.
I monitor email and the blog comments occasionally, and I'll post an update here if I have any news.