Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 19, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Since I’ve been working out harder these last few weeks more than I have in my entire life, I’ve got to tell you, it feels great! It’s exhilarating I feel so alive. It feels so good that I can’t understand why I wasn’t doing this all along. I think that working… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 18, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013 For the last two years I’ve written I’ve been questioning how finely tuned my personal knowledge of grammar and punctuation that goes back to my years in grade school. Last night I received a handbook for writers in prison that came in the mail from the committee called Pen American Center… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013 I finally got an appointment in the doctor’s office. I only hope he has some idea about this recent hair loss on my face. Not having a clue what’s wrong with me is driving me crazy. I recently finished reading a book that talks about how state of mind and thought… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 16, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Working out can be a big pain in this tiny little cell, but I power through and find more ways to improve my routine.  The more that I maintain consistency here, like Michael Santos, I often jog in one place, do jumping jacks, on the bed is the only way to… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 I was happily receive a letter from Justin Paperny, a mentor to me as well as a direct link to The Straight A Guide to success program. I was pleased to hear that he still coming to Ohio to visit me from California. I also look forward to the day that I… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 14, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013 Doing time in prison is not easy. Often it’s hard not to think of anything but the time I still have left to do. I won’t be tasting freedom again until the year 2016. That’s three years from now. When sitting in a cell it’s deeper than that. It’s six more… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 13, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013 Maintaining my 2013 commitment to doing more with myself each day working out in a tiny little hotbox of the cell is never easy but it sure feels good when I finish.  Relaxed, congratulating myself for pushing through it. Writing my autobiography as my mind constantly racing about the wreckage of… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 12, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013 Today’s turned out to be even hotter than yesterday. I was hoping that the winter months would be a comfortable break from the scorching heat of summer temperatures. Oh how I was so sadly mistaken. When the heat plus high humidity reaches these ungodly extremes, you would become consumed by its effects…. Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 11, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013 Record high temperatures exceeding 60°, this is the hottest temperature in January since 1911. It might feel great outside but in here with the heat on it feels like a very hot very humid 110°. I’ve always been worried this someday I would start losing the hair on my head. Hair… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 10, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013 It’s amazing to me how something as simple as a pen can make a big difference on my day-to-day life. The only pen sold here in the commissary is a very generic and faulty one at that. I told my cellmate about how frustrating it can be when the ink constantly… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 9, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 I’ve been trying to read more books and articles about improving my own book writing skills. I’ve found that writing a book is by far more difficult than expected, finding the right words, articulating paragraphs, all the while trying to captivate and maintain the reader’s attention takes a certain amount of… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – January 8, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 I’m really starting to get aggravated with the problem I’m having that’s apparently getting worse. It started with a small yet very noticeable bald spot on my cheek where my beard grows. The bald spot started out small, smaller than the size of a dime, no big deal, but still concerning… Read More


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