Journal Entry: Miguel Venancio-04/17/2024

Journal Entry



Started the day with meditation, focusing

on box breathing

Ate breakfast

SAP class got canceled (unknown reason)

Morning yard got canceled

Wrote a letter to the Non-Violent

Communications non-profit to inquire about enrolling in their course

Listened to “The Present Moment” by Thich Nhat Hanh on Edovo

Worked out in my cell (leg day)

Called my wife during her lunch break

Started the “Becoming a Better Letter Writer” course on Edovo, writing fiction prompts (completed 3 scenarios)

Next: Go to work, call family, continue reading a book or finish drawings


“I think, therefore I am” – RenĂ© Descartes

What did I learn today?

  • How to write in first, second, and third person perspectives
  • About the dharma (essential Buddhist truths) and the seeds of internal and external peace being within us
  • What challenges did I face, and how did I overcome them?
  • Cancellations of SAP class and yard, but adapted by working out in my cell and completing Edovo courses



  • Go to yard
  • Start Mother’s Day drawings
  • Begin the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) curriculum
  • Finish the Computer Basics course on Edovo
  • Send a remorse letter to my lawyer
  • Read the book “Business Ethics”