Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 80
Time I woke: 3:30 am
Journal of activities:
Today I had a magnificent day. I left my house at 4:30 for a long drive to San Jose. I had a meeting scheduled with the principle of a juvenile hall in San Jose. I wore my black suit, as I wanted to look professional and I brought copies of the Straight-A Guide workbook that we’re offering. The principle greeted me out front and then escorted me inside the facility. The institutions were eerily familiar to me, with the locked doors and the institutional loud speakers. But I was enthusiastic to have the opportunity of presenting to the principle and her staff. She graciously introduced me to several people, and we then went to the meeting, where I met probation officers, teachers, and other service providers. I presented for more than three hours, and in the end, I received a purchase order. It’s very exciting for me to receive this vote of confidence from educators and law enforcement professionals. I’m enthusiastic about possibilities to expand our network of partners who use the Straight-A Guide as a teaching tool. Then I drove to San Francisco to teach my students about the prison’s disciplinary code. I had a very full day, making me feel productive.
- Time: No exercise
- Lenght of time: No exercise
- Miles run today: 0
- Weather: Beautiful and sunny in Petaluma, and in San Jose, and in San Francisco
- Consecutive days: 0
- Cumulative miles since day off: 0
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
I’m grateful that God continues to open opportunities for me to build a career around my 26 year journey as a federal prisoner.
I met with officials at the juvenile hall facility in San Jose.
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