Days since my release from 26 years in prison: 58
Time I woke: 4:00 am
Journal of activities:
This morning I woke early to complete some work in my home office, then showered and prepared so I could leave my house by 6:20 am. I had meetings scheduled at Stanford University and I wanted to avoid rush hour traffic. I arrived at Stanford around 8:00 am, then went outside for a run. My ankle hurt pretty bad for some reason, so I didn’t run as long as I would’ve liked. I changed in the car from my running gear into my meeting clothes. At 10:00 I began my visit with Professor Joan Petersilia at the law school. Joan has inspired me for many years. I was happy to bring her up to date with the work that I’ve been doing since my release from prison. I provided her with a copy of our DVD set and told her about my plans to introduce the program to prisons across the country. We spoke about the possibility of my returning to school to earn my Ph.D. and about my eagerness to play a role in reforming America’s prison system. At 11:00 I met with Briane, a third-year law student who is organizing an event to bring more awareness to the experiences of people who’ve gone through America’s prison system. Upon my return home, I met with Wendi, the Human Resources director at Golden State Lumber. Wendi helped broaden my understanding of costs associated with running a temp agency.
- Time: 8:00 am
- Lenght of time: 1 hour
- Miles run today: 6
- Weather: Beautiful and sunny in Petaluma
- Consecutive days: 18
- Cumulative miles since day off: 187
- Pushups today: 0
- Cumulative pushups for month: 0
- Annual marathon tally: 6
God continues to bless me with opportunities and I’m grateful. Every day feels better than the previous day.
Today I met with Joan Petersilia at Stanford Law School, and then I met with Briane Chanelle Cornish, a law student who is organizing an event at Stanford. I also met with Wendi Storm.
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