Author Archives: Anthony Casson

Don’t Touch the Stove (The ‘lost’ post)

By Tony Casson (AUTHOR’S NOTE: I found a draft of this post originally begun in November of 2012 by my beloved son, Anthony,  from the chicken scratching I sent him. For some reason probably related to the fact he was … Continue reading

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Honesty And Truth Are Not Proper Nouns

by Tony Casson “And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, ‘How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners? ‘ ” (Mark 2:16 … Continue reading

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This Woman…A Gift From God

Shortly after arriving here at Oakdale FCI, a friend of my sister – a person I had never heard of, let alone met – sent me a note of encouragement written on a card which had a verse taken from the Bible printed on the front. That card arrived quietly and without fanfare, and while it was appreciated, it certainly was not viewed at the time as being anything beyond a nice gesture which required me to remember my manners and send a note of thanks by return mail. Continue reading

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Man Imprisoned, Man Freed.

We are steadily approaching what will hopefully be my dad’s release from Oakdale, and many days I consider the journey. I admit, I smile. Many years ago there was a man who did what he could. He had a house, … Continue reading

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The Son, He Lives

It’s incredible seeing the amount of traffic TOC is getting, even when nothing is being posted. Thank you all for reading my dad’s posts! I don’t remember the last time I wrote for TOC — how sad. But this place … Continue reading

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