Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 93
Time I woke: 4:00 am
Journal of activities:
Carole and I slept in a wonderful hotel called the DePauw Inn, but neighbors in an adjacent room woke us in the middle of the night. They were drinking and very loud, so the management moved us to a different room at 1:00 am. I woke at 4:00 am to catch up with my daily journal entries. Then Carole and I went to the dining room for a buffet breakfast. After breakfast we returned to our room to complete some more computer work. At 12:30 we both attended a class with Professor Bordt. She asked me to speak with the students about my writing career in prison. I told them how I began to write in prison and I explained the reasons why I perceived writing as such an essential part of my life. Through writing, I could transcend the boundaries that confined me and connect with people in society. Writing made all of the difference for me as a long-term prisoner, keeping me busy and shielding me from the idleness that derails the adjustment patterns of so many others inside.
- Time: No exercise
- Lenght of time: No exercise
- Miles run today: 0
- Weather: Cold but sunny in Indianapolis
- Consecutive days: 0
- Cumulative miles since day off: 0
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 8
I’m grateful to have received such a warm reception from the many students and faculty at DePauw University in Indianapolis.
Carole and I met with Professor Rebecca Bordt and her group of students for a one hour session.
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