Latest by Tim Hinkhouse
After playing the god Eros in a prison performance, Tim Hinkhouse reflects that this character "can encompass all forms of love, including the appreciation and love that people show when they see me as an actor and not just an inmate."
Activism Includes Having Compassion for People With Disabilities Such as HIV: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
Tim Hinkhouse shares his HIV-positive status with audience members who see him perform in a prison play and express interest in his blog, leading him to ponder the many forms that HIV activism can take.
My History of HIV Meds, Side Effects and Maintaining Adherence in Prison: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
"Some serious thought has been put into how I've managed to live this long -- so many years beyond the original expiration date given by the doctor who broke the news to me," Tim Hinkhouse reflects as he looks at back at his 26 years on -- and off --...
No Thanks Trump, My Prison Already Has Walls: Let's Defend the Voiceless and Fund an HIV Cure -- A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
"I don't want to live in a country that will have walls surrounding it and the people inside will be divided by a dictator who only supports people just like him and everyone else is less than human and is treated accordingly," Tim Hinkhouse writes. ...
Seeking Clemency From an HIV Criminalization Sentence: When Has Time Been Served? A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
With over 30 years still left of his sentence for "attempted murder," Tim Hinkhouse wonders if medical advances in HIV treatment and his personal growth while in prison should make him eligible for clemency.
The Challenges of Dealing With Health Issues Beyond HIV While in Prison: A Blog Entry by Tim Hinkhouse
Sick in prison after 26 years with HIV, Tim Hinkhouse discusses his good fortune thus far, and the limits of the prison medical system.
"There have been many hands in my life who belonged to people who have made minor or major contributions to my life," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "The feelings range from love to loathing and wishing pain, suffering and ultimate death."
As HIV criminalization laws in Oregon change, Tim Hinkhouse wonders if there's any chance the state's governor will take his latest application for clemency under consideration, or he will continue to remain in prison until 2050.
"I have been given a precious gift from those who spend their time with me making me a better person," Tim Hinkhouse writes. "They encourage us to hold ourselves to a higher standard and not fall into the traps that get set by people in prison."
Tim Hinkhouse ruminates on the petty injustices of life in prison, including the substantial costs of communicating with the outside world and affording the "outside food" at the annual family picnic.