Shawn-Piper @shawn-piper ?

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  • June 25, 2012 Blog: I spoke of positioning myself for the co-facilitor of substance abuse position when the position became available. There seems to be some discrepancy or conflicting of schedule between the times I would be needed to facilitate the classes and the time I would be required to attend my T.O.A.D. program so [...]

  • May 21, 2012 Well i haven’t written back in awhile being that there hasn’t been much going on with except that this time is putting a real strain on my marriage and it seem to be falling apart. Still I am working hard and preparing for release.  Last week I got the final scores for [...]

  • DUE TO WHAT I’VE BEEN TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH AND ASPIRE TO BE UPON MY RELEASE I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE THE EXHORTATION ON THE GOOD FRIDAY SRVICE HELD HERE ON THE 6TH. I ALSO WENT OUTSIDE TO MERA COPPA TO SPEAK TO THE MIDDLE HIGH & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. THOSE WERE MY FIRST [...]

  • 251. What does leadership mean to you? To take the initiative to guide you and/or others to what’s good and profitable. Be at the head and move first in a positive direction, to encourage and show those that have faith in you the path to success. Commitment to advance using our skills to come out victorious [...]

  • 223. How would you gauge your level of financial literacy today? You have to know how to obtain money, hold money, invest money, make money work for you, and have contingency funds. People trust you with money, where to to find money. All legally and with very little risk to their money. 224. To what extent would [...]

  • 200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? We are of one race and that’s the human race. I’m responsible for my actions and how I deal with things, but I must also be respectful of others and try to make a difference and change for the better in me, those around me [...]

  • 174. In what ways do you perceive relationships with people you knew prior to confinement to evolve over the course of your imprisonment? My relations with those that were a part of my A.A. homegroup has diminished. Those whom I have dealt with on a positive, legitimate business level steer clear of me and any contact [...]

  • 151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. I have always been a pretty good communicator, so other than in personal relationship situations, I’ve always been able to convey the point I was trying to get across. 152. Describe situations where stronger communication…[Read more]

  • 126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? By surrounding yourself with like-minded people, let those around you that may be able to help you, see your effort and determination to succeed. Take advantage of any knowledge you can obtain that will be beneficial. Build a relationship with…[Read more]

  • 105. How would you define your life management skills? Good. I set times aside for exercise, studies, personal times, making sure to do what I say and saying what I’m going to do. Those around me can vouch that I’m a man of my word. I’ve always been that way, even before my incarceration. 106. What types [...]

  • 16. Who are you? My name is Shawn Vanell Piper and I am a family oriented, big-hearted loyal person. I may sometimes come across as standoffish, but that’s just me trying to get a feel for people. I’ve learned to think before I speak so that I don’t say something that might hurt someone, or maybe [...]

  • 64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: Spirituality, family, hardwork, discipline, loyalty, morals, ethics, principles, and integrity. 65. How does a person ever become his values?: By striving to stay focused and that what it is you want to do and be will pay off through hard work, discipline and persistence. [...]

  • 97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. I think it would help due to the fact you can have those who would like to give you a chance, look at what you have done. Also, it’s something for you to reflect on, [...]

  • January 11, 2012 I have taken the initiative to position myself for the opportunity to be the next co-facilitator of all substance abuse courses. I am currently in training due to the fact that the current person that holds that job will be leaving in April. So that is where I’m at in my endeavor [...]

  • December 22, 2011 I have been overwhelmed lately with coursework and new classes. I am currenly in a reltionships and marriage workshop, along with being able to get into taft community college and taking business math & principles of healthful living.On the 21st and 26th I will be taking finals for the ministry classes that I [...]

  • December 1, 2011 I decided to go ahead and register for Taft community college this week. That way I can at least take the assessment test next week to see where I am in my English and math courses in preparation for when I do get into school. I have started my ministry program as [...]

  • Right now I’m feeling really good and have gotten up to being able to jog for 2 miles at a time. I’m working out 5 days a week once again trying to get the muscle back that I lost when I caught this valley fever crap and was on convalescence for 2 months. I’ve heard [...]


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