Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 18
Time I woke: 5:00 am
Journal of activities:
Carole was not feeling well today, so I stayed home with her and didn’t run. Instead, I worked in my office which is next to our bedroom. In the morning I completed some work that had been piling up. I wrote a lesson plan for a simple course that I will teach in Stockton to help at-risk youth understand aspects of the stock market. Then I prepared for my meeting with Rob Scerri, president of Golden State Lumber.
I spoke with Rob about whether the Michael G. Santos Foundation could add value by launching a staffing company. We would train felons through our Straight-A Guide job training program. Those who demonstrated an eagerness to change their life and begin living as law-abiding, contributing citizens would have an opportunity to qualify for employment. Our foundation could then launch a division to begin placing those workers with employers. Golden State Lumber would become our first client. When the company needed interim workers, they could call upon those who’ve gone through the Straight-A Guide and our workers would show up for a job. The idea is that we could help felons break into the job market and simultaneously help Golden State Lumber with short-term labor needs.
I spent the remainder of the day writing. The level of my work load now feels as if it’s more than I can handle. Class night was an amazing experience for me. Sixty nine students showed up for the class, which was 24 more students than authorized. I agreed to admit each student, as I was looking forward to a vibrant class. But these additional students will double my workload, as I will have much more grading to complete. Still, I’m looking forward to the learning experience and the teaching experience. Now I must write more content to educate the students about our nation’s prison system and how it operates.
- Time: No exercise
- Lenght of time: No exercise
- Miles run today: 0
- Weather: Beautiful sunny day in Petaluma.
- Consecutive days: 0
- Cumulative miles since day off: 0
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
I’m grateful to God for my wife, Carole.
Today I met with Rob Scerri, president of Golden State Lumber. I met with my friend Lee Nobmann, founder of the company.
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