A Polish political prisoner was held in a Russian prison for fifty years and though this is a horribly long time, it is not what offended me most. I was more offended that most of his time was spent in solitary confinement. Most of his interactions with another human were when food was shoved under the door.


Twenty-five years into his sentence a psychologist brought him out to evaluate him. His findings were the man was not intelligible and could speak only gibberish that could not be understood by anyone. Then, the man was placed back…


Today, I’m writing for Outside The City Gate, would you join me there to hear the rest of this story?


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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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