Journal of today’s activities:
Today I received wonderful news from my friend Hilary Neiman. She recently published a children’s book and she has a second book that she is about to bring to market. Hilary titled her children’s book One Flew Over the Robin’s Nest, an illustrated storybook to help children cope with the challenges of having a parent in prison.
Hilary is a very bright woman who has a huge heart. She is quite famous for having overcome struggle in her life. Hilary was one of the nation’s leading attorneys who specialized in adoption and surrogacy law. Despite not having any criminal intent, some decisions she made led her to become a target of a criminal investigation. Hilary served a few months in a federal prison for women. While inside, she empathized with the women around her. Many of those women suffered because of their being separated from children. The experience convinced Hilary to devote the rest of her life to helping others.
She titled her second book Things Fall Apart. Through that manuscript, Hilary described the challenges she faced. Her father is a world-renowned radiologist and businessmen. He provided Hilary, her sister, and her mother with all the privileges of success. After high school, Hilary excelled as a student in elite colleges, earning her bachelor’s degree, her master’s degree, and then her law degree. She then built a thriving practice as a surrogacy lawyer.
In what seemed like a flicker of time, circumstances started to unfold that would derail Hilary’s life. People she loved endured some serious medical complications, and then her problems with the law began. She lost her license to practice law, suffered a criminal conviction, and had to rebuild a new life. Her amazing book Things Fall Apart is a portrait of resilience. I’m proud to call her my friend.
- Days since my release from 26 years in federal prison: 218
- Miles run today: 8.84
- Miles run this week: 20.84
- Miles run this month: 144.14
- Miles run in 2014: 617.47
- Miles I need to run to reach my 2,400-mile running goal for 2014:
- Number of miles I’m ahead of schedule or behind schedule: 111.58
- Today’s Weight: 164