This is the first installment of the Chris Doelle Wayback Machine.. I started keeping a journal in 1987 when I was at Stephen F. Austin University. Back then, the internet as we know it did not exist and I had to do it the old pen and paper way… but despite some large lapses in writing, I wrote quite a bit in those days. These excerpts will be a window into what was going on in my life back then as well as in my head. ( I will leave the poor grammer just as written.)

September 23, 1987

Yes, Sportsfans, this is it! The long awaited, much publicized, highly acclaimed Journal. This entry will be brief. I’m at Stephen F. Austin University studying to be a football coach and computer science teacher. Today I took a test in Art Appreciation which I should have studied more for. I probably made about an 80. We finished the last of the two physical fitness tests yesterday. I’m in pretty good shape. I’m still not in as good of shape as I have been and nowhere near where I want to be, but I’m much better that I have been before too. I ran two miles and lifted weights yesterday. None today. I worked on my computer for 2 hours. I called home and found out Mom is gonna be operated on tomorrow. I’ll say a prayer for her tonight. I know she’ll be fine. I got a call from housing syaing that I owe $50 deposit or I’m out. I’m fixing to start working on my second novel, the one about the college student. Oh, I didn’t mean to imply that I’ve finished one, just not working on that one. I’ve got a Joe Jackson tape in and I’m about ready to start writing. I have a Physics test Friday. I have a football game tomorrow. We won our first game 21-0. Well that’s it for now.

There you go… a rather disjointed, rambling entry, but it gives you a snapshot of what was going on. Look for more entries over the course of the next few weeks and months.