BLOG ENTRY 10-26-15


“I have not wasted a second. Good God, have I made the most of those 40 years.” (Kate Winslet on turning 40)

When we begin to look at time as the greatest commodity afforded to us all, then we can begin to properly invest it into the things that we would love to do with our lives. As we all know, even thought time is our greatest resource, like all resources, it is limited. It is common tragedy of human existence that most people reflect upon their death bed’s how much they wanted to really do with their life but they never did. Wasting time is the greatest neglect of all!

Halim A. Flowers


“But for each of us, isn’t life about determining your own finish line?” (Diana Nyad)

This quote is from a woman who had just finished swimming from Cuba to Florida on her 5th try in 52 hours, 54 minutes, and 18 seconds in the year of 2013. Also, I failed to mention that she was only 64 years young.

I guy recently read an article about me and he asked me, “You made a lot of money didn’t?”. I replied, “I don’t write for money”. He questioned me, “What do you do it for?”. I responded, “To help people”. He looked at me like I was a little crazy and walked away.

When you do what you love doing, the money that you make from it is only a by-product of your passion. When you do what you love doing the most, then your work ceases to labor for you but an expression of your deepest desires. The only purpose of money is to purchase the things that we need and want. Money is not a motivation factor for me.

What drives me is to use my life to improve the lives of others, and to do this globally. My “finish line” is not a numerical amount of cash or net worth. And, when I reach my finish line, I want to forever keep pushing it further away from my reach to keep me in pursuit of becoming a greater asset for the benefit of others.

Keep raising your expectations, and do not be afraid to do what appears to be impossible. Failure is only the inability to try. It doesn’t cost anyone anything to think GREAT!

Halim A. Flowers


Halim Flowers
Halim Flowers
DOB- 09-01-80
Washington, D.C.
30 years to life
Contact Information-
Halim Flowers
Federal Correctional Institution Gilmer
P.O. Box 6000
Glennville, West Virginia 26351

My name is Halim Flowers and I am an author, poet, blogger(, and at-risk youth advocate. I have been incarcerated for 18 years, since I was 16 years of age for aiding and abetting a felony murder in a case where I was not the shooter and the person charged as the gunman had his case dismissed and was never tried for this offense. I know it sounds crazy but it is my destiny for now and I embrace. My passion in life is learning and helping to enlighten and inspire others, especially helping to develop the character and lives of young men. I was featured in an Emmy award winning documentary about my experiences as a child at the adult D.C. Jail titled "Thug Life In DC"(See Thug Life In DC at YouTube) and I have authored nine books in the genres of self-help, prisoner reform, juvenile justice, memoir, and poetry(See Halim Flowers at I very contrite for my past criminal offenses and seriously committed to helping our youth to understand "Victim's Impact" and breaking the "school-to-prison pipeline".