Thank you for the subscription to Sojourners. The first issue arrived just before Christmas, which is normally a rather depressing period for those of us who are incarcerated and apart from our loved ones. However, after reading Ed Spivey’s "Surely, There Must Be Some Mistake" (January-February 2000), my mood quickly changed. I readily identified with many of his youthful reflections, particularly the joy of singing along with one’s favorite "oldies," and the reaction it brings from different generations. Perhaps the bottom line is that no matter how disparate we may be, there are many common threads that define us as members of one community.
George Peter Jr.
Illinois River Correctional Center