Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 87
Time I woke: 4:00
Journal of activities:
I spent this morning at my computer writing. Every day brings more writing responsibilities, not only with social media and the responsibility to document my journey. I must also sow seeds to strengthen my support network and to bring more awareness to the products the Michael G. Santos Foundation has begun to sell. Those writing tasks kept my busy until noon. I couldn’t even take time to run. Then I drove to San Francisco State University so that I could make final preparations for the class. Today we had the good fortune of listening to Stephanie James, the Chief Probation Officer of San Joaquin County. I’m immensely grateful to her for making the two-plus hour drive from Stockton to San Francisco for the purpose of speaking to our students. Stephanie began by telling our students about her educational background and career. Then she helped us understand more about how the probation department operates. I really appreciated the insight she provided and I feel incredibly blessed that she supports my work. It’s really a wonderful validation to have law enforcement officials behind me. In addition to Ms. James, Sammy Nunez brought a cadre of his group from the Fathers and Families of San Joaquin County to attend our class.
- Time: No exercise
- Lenght of time: No exercise
- Miles run today: 0
- Weather: Sunny day in Petaluma and San Francisco
- Consecutive days: 0
- Cumulative miles since day off: 0
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 7
I’m immensely grateful for the many blessings that flow my way. Each day brings more opportunities to contribute to the world.
Today I met with my students at SFSU and with Stephanie James, the Chief Probation officer of San Joaquin County.
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