February 18

Look out for the * for today’s Presidential advice.

PRESIDENTS’ DAY

MIND

Alessandro Volta 1745 – Yes, Volta shares a birthday with Travolta

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https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alessandro-Volta

Napoleon was so impressed with Volta, and his Voltaic Pile, that he awarded the Italian Professor a Legion of Honor medal and made him a Count.

We honor Volta even now since the word “voltage” – meaning the unit of electrical potential – is named for him.

https://www.awesomestories.com/asset/view/Alessandro-Volta//1

A true scientist, Volta once wrote, “You must be ready to give up even the most attractive ideas when experiment shows them to be wrong.” That’s advice that Darwinists would do well to heed.

https://evolutionnews.org/2015/02/happy_birthday_1/

*It’s February 18 and hopefully you’re not ready to give up because this experiment has proved to be wrong. Keep plugging along.

In honor of Volta’s birthday, try to see how little electricity you can use today.

BODY

Jillian Michaels 1974

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https://www.jillianmichaels.com/

An infinite variety of fully interactive, customized daily workouts, or choose from one of Jillian’s specifically tailored programs listed below. For individuals of ALL fitness levels, from total newbie to super advanced.

http://www.jillianmichaels.com/fit/the-regimen/the-routine

*Go to Jillian Michaels’ website and choose a workout of your liking. Or download her app and do the same.

SOUL

Yoko Ono 1933

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http://imaginepeace.com/

The artist and widow of John Lennon has designed a collection of cups and saucers featuring the dates and places of six tragic events written in Ono’s handwriting, such as the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and the day Lennon was shot and killed in 1980. A seventh cup appears untouched to represent hope.

http://pagesix.com/2015/05/07/yoko-ono-designs-coffee-cups-inspired-by-tragedies/

Join in with these participatory artworks by Yoko Ono. Print out WAR IS OVER & IMAGINE PEACE posters. Send your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER & SKYLANDING. Add your smiles to #smilesfilm. Send your testimonies to ARISING. Tribute your parents at My Mommy Is Beautiful & My Daddy Is Beautiful.

*Yoko’s imaginepeace.com website is really interesting and interactive. Try one of the above to soothe your soul today. And take today to forgive her if you blame her for breaking up the Beatles. Give peace a chance.

MONEY

Dr. Dre 1965

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https://www.drdre.com/

Don’t buckle to skepticism.

The hip-hop culture that Dre grew up in and helped build is one that fosters and relies on entrepreneurial skill. In the early years of hip hop, record labels were skeptical of the genre, and worried that it would be a difficult sell to Middle America. Hip-hop artists were thus masters of hustle: They were out there promoting their mixtapes and starting their own record labels, doing everything it took to get their music heard. Dre was part of this scene, and learned how to be an entrepreneur almost out of necessity. Innovators create opportunity by forging ahead, even when they meet great resistance and skepticism.

https://www.inc.com/marla-tabaka/5-success-secrets-that-made-dr-dre-a-hip-hop-billionaire.html

Dr. Dre topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts a few months back, and now the financial mag has named Dre the world’s richest musician overall, a conclusion that should surprise no one after Dre and Jimmy Lovine sold their Beats empire to Apple for $3 billion this year. Thanks largely to that Apple payout, Dre earned $620 million in 2014, which Forbes calls “the biggest single-year payday of any musician in history.”

http://www.stereogum.com/1724689/dr-dre-tops-forbes-richest-musicians-list/news/

*Be a master of hustle today. Create opportunity by forging ahead, even when you meet great resistance and skepticism. Listen to Dr. Dre for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

John Travolta 1954 – watch Saturday Night Fever

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http://travolta.com/

TRAVOLTA WAS ALREADY SO FAMOUS THAT MAKING THE MOVIE WAS A HASSLE.

Saturday Night Fever made Travolta a movie star, but he was already a teen heartthrob because of the popular sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, where he played a delinquent teenager with the hilarious and timeless catchphrase “Up your nose with a rubber hose.” Still, nobody was prepared for how Travolta’s fame would affect the movie, which was to be shot on the streets of Brooklyn. As soon as the neighborhood found out Travolta was there, the sidewalks were swarmed by thousands of onlookers, many of them squealing teenage girls. (Badham said there were also a lot of teenage boys holding signs expressing their hatred for Travolta for being more desirable than themselves.)

http://mentalfloss.com/article/78679/14-tempo-facts-about-saturday-night-fever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0lm58cet1g

https://www.amazon.com/Saturday-Night-Fever-John-Travolta/dp/B00003CXCH

*Watch and learn Travolta’s epic dance and be prepared to perform it at the next wedding reception you go to.

FOOD

Vanna White 1957 – Wheel of Fortune Chicken

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https://www.sonypictures.com/tv/wheeloffortune/

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Star Vanna White Reveals Regret, Major Life Lesson Over Playboy Photos: ‘Listen to Your Instincts’

https://www.faithwire.com/2017/03/30/wheel-of-fortune-star-vanna-white-reveals-regret-major-life-lesson-over-playboy-photos-listen-to-your-instincts/

http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=Vanna%20white%27s%20wheel%20of%20fortune%20chicken

*Listen to your instincts and enjoy this Wheel of Fortune chicken while watching John Travolta almost win an Oscar in Saturday Night Fever.

SNUB – Molly Ringwald

Review –

  • Keep plugging along – don’t quit
  • Jillian Michaels workout
  • Participatory artwork by Yoko Ono
  • Don’t buckle to skepticism
  • Watch Saturday Night Fever 
  • Make Wheel of Fortune chicken

 

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Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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