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new beginnings

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The start of another new year always carries the lure of a new beginning and fresh start, and with it, the reminder of our own power to become the people we wish to be, leading the lives we’ve always imagined.

The new year has been likened to opening a new book whose pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves, writing a new story.

You’re the author. Your story in 2016 can turn out any way you want.

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“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”
~ Alfred Tennyson

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1 Response to “new beginnings”


  1. January 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I’m fascinated to learn about this blog, the Redemption Project, and you yourself, Dan. As an Australian with a quiet and happy upbringing, I have sadly not always been able to enjoy my advantages due to my Asperger’s Syndrome and can appreciate your desire to create a quiet community of, shall we say, lost and/or forgotten souls?

    The young men you have helped in their trials and tribulations with the American judicial system is inspiring. But it’s sad that in many ways they may never truly reintegrate. Take the King brothers. Derek seems like a very kind and upstanding guy who has worked hard to try and re-establish himself, but sadly you don’t just walk away from criminal records. Alex I really feel sorry for, though. He sounds like the more anti-social one and perhaps isn’t great at building the healthiest of relationships right now. It didn’t help that for some bizarre reason the state decided to put him back in prison for what to me sounds like a case of PTSD. That must have been a hard blow. And he’s getting six months for some vehicle registration violations? That’s just sadistic.

    Anyhow, I look forward to tracking the development of this project and the young people associated with it. Indeed, I find this all so interesting I’m half considering making a documentary about the Redemption Project for an upcoming university course. It’ll hardly be major exposure but you might like to think about it.


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