Hello. My name is Karl and I am a condemned man on Texas Death Row.
I am 35 years old, a big guy with blue eyes and a bright smile. I'm
the eldest of nine but sadly, I'm not close to most of my family.
I've been on death row for about ten years now. I'm looking for a
friend and I hope you will write.
My past is like most men on the row - a troubled and abusive
childhood - but by the grace of God and with the help of many good
friends, I left behind that criminal, insane lifestyle. In late
1991, I quit drinking and drugs, and other self destructive habits.
I began to live reasonaly responsible - and happy for the first time
in my life. That was any last five years of freedom. In late
1996, I was arrested for a terrible crime years in my past.
Yet, those changes have matured during the challinging - often
difficult - years of incarcenation. There's that I long for; often
it seems that I miss the simple things most terribly. Yet I
try not to become bitter. I live as ' free ' as I can and have
learned to cherish the joys my life has to offer: most of all,
writing letters and sharing friendships.
I am looking for a friend, nothing more and nothing less. I love to
read science fiction fantasy, and contenporing literary novels most
of all, but to be honest I'll read about anything except true crime
or romance, and I even enjoy some poetry, philosophy, and history. I
also enjoy writng, mostly letters, poetry memoirs, but also some
fiction + articles. Music is one of the great loves of my life, rock
n'roll most of all but I like many kinds. I love Mother Nature and
miss her dearly - I dabble in watercolors and drawing to show my
appreciation and fulfill that longing. I#m also interested in
cooking ( I collect recipes), computers + technology ( I worked for
Microsoft for a couple of years), and diverse social and
I'm willing to write about almost anything, and I'm looking for a
friend with openmind and heart. Anything you'd like to know - just
ASK... or feel free to tell me a bit about yourself. Afterall, what
are friends for?
lot more to say, but this's just a beginning - I hope to here from
Light " Laughter,
out www.lifeforKarl.org ,