Rob los Ricos Communiqué
By: Rob los Ricos 15.06.06
It's hard to believe that two weeks from today I will walk out of the gates of this concrete razor wired medium security facility to step into freedom. I've been moved four times in as many weeks but it's not likely that I'll be moved again with so little of my sentence left.
To my supporters; I want to send you all a great big thank you for helping me make it through this long and strange trip. Your letters and visits over the past seven plus years have meant more than I can ever convey. I have had a stream of amazing, interesting and yes, somewhat strange people flow in and out of my life. I have made friends and have held on to them. I've made friends and have lost them. I've crossed a few bridges but have also burnt a few. I have known love and I have caused pain.
For now, the only thing that I have left to say is that it will great to be out among y'all. It looks like there's a reading lined up for me on July 1st at the Laughing Horse Bookstore in Portland Oregon. It'll be interesting to see how I measure up to the image that some of you may have of me! In any case, I look forward to meeting all of you.
Guess I'll turn it over now to my friend, comrade and booking agent Marlena.
Rob los Ricos
Rob los Ricos Update
Rob will be released from state confinement on Thursday June 29th. He will give a reading/speaking presentation at Laughing Horse Bookstore located at 12 NE 10th St. in Portland, Oregon on the evening of Saturday July 1st. We are asking for an $8.00 donation. Free refreshments will be available and there will be a raffle. We will send out a flyer in a minute for you to download and distribute.
Rob's schedule is quickly filling up. He is still in need of funding and for now this is his priority.
Please contact me for questions regarding media and press. If you would like to schedule a reading or speaking presentation for your collective, community or student organization, workshop, forum or conference keynote address, please e-mail me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Use subject heading *los Ricos presentation.* Mailing address is:
1724 NE Broadway
Portland Oregon 97212-4115
Press packets containing photos, bio, speaking fees, honorarium, etc., will be mailed out upon request.
All other personal mail for Rob ONLY should be sent to:
Rob los Ricos
PO Box 50634
Eugene OR 97405
For now donations should be made out to Rob Thaxton and sent to this Eugene PO Box. Rob will soon legally change his name to Rob los Ricos.
Because of Rob's ODOC classification as a member of a Security Threat Group, i.e., *anarchist,* we will not know what restrictions might be applied regarding just what it is that he will be "allowed" to publicly talk about in terms of his case and prison experience until we meet with his Parole Officer on the 29th. It is possible that he will not be able to travel further than a day's drive from the Eugene/Portland area for at least the first year of his post prison supervision.
Look for Rob's soon to be updated website at <www.roblosricos.net>
On a personal note, major ups and many hugs to those of you who have had to change last minute "celebrate Rob home" plans because of concerns around post prison associations; you'll know what I mean and you know who you are. Trust me, in the coming weeks there WILL be a party or two...Rob does love his home brew.