If I were going to write a book it would have to be an autobiography as would not be able to do a fiction one as would not have enough imagination for a whole book.
I would tell about my rather odd life and my caring for sometimes, sick animals as well as several relationships etc etc. I have been told several times that I should write a book about this as it is quite unuusual.
I would write about the last 14 years I have worked with men in maximum security jails in Australia.
How they need help with their thinking-and how it can be achieved.
Once their 'stinking thinking' is addressed, and that they must try to live with others, in this world....it can give them a life line, to not re-offend.
Makes the world much safer, because right now for a lot(not all) inmates...need re-training.Mentally.
I believe jail is not the way, I believe a 'Army' Based Jail would change the guys for the better.
Work them hard - feed them well - give purpose for living - with a dose of spiritual input.
Never to make soldiers out of them.(That would be dangerous I believe in the long run).
But...to bring discipline, and hard work part of their mentality.
Give them purpose for their lives.
A great deal of inmates have had appalling childhoods, and No True Structure to their lives, as they grew up.Hence we see people who believe the world 'owes them'.
That thinking needs radical change:
The system we have now is totally lacking on many fronts, and from what I have seen & heard in my many years with the men needs .....Changing.
Inmates have always for so many years been able to spend time with other inmates.
Crim's with Crim's.
You will never help a person, who is in bad company all day and night long.
They need help.
The jails are filling, we can't build them quick enough, and tax payers are paying close to $90,000 per inmate per year?
Maybe I need to write that book one day, but then again my friend tells me I had better have over $30,000 to publish it.
The title for my book will be 'Hanging Out The Washing With My Teeth' and would be about all the funny and common sense ways I have used, to cope all of my life with rare health conditions and chronic pain!! I have always believed in the power of humour and how laughter and even smiles are great tools to get us through some extremely tough times! I can always laugh at myself and see the ridiculously amusing side to almost every situation I find myself in! Many people take themselves far too seriously. I prefer to enjoy the parts of my life which are really great, than moan about the dreadful and difficult things which tend to get most people down. I have often thought about writing a book, and who knows? IT MAY JUST HAPPEN! Lots of cheerful thoughts and warm smiles to all of you!