Amy B. Smoyer, PhD

Incarcerated Lives, Health & Social Work


Lovely trip to Target today. Photo album for the Haiti pictures. King-size comforter to replace the one the dog has slowly destroyed over the last four years. Reese's peanut butter cups. Living the life at Exit 9.

In case I had forgotten that next week is Valentine's Day, Target was nice enough to remind me. Lots of love to be had there in the form of red shiny things and sweets. So, I was already feeling the holiday when I got back to the minivan and turned on NPR's Snap Judgment.

What a story they told today in their show about love. The story of Sonny and Peter who met in 2001 and were married 10 years later. Lived experience of incarceration. Lived experience of love. You really can't make this stuff up.  Please listen.

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Happy Valentine's Day.