March 12

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Jack Kerouac 1922

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But when stripped of his literary self-consciousness, as he was in his private letters, Kerouac had a special way of articulating the most beautiful and eternal concepts of Zen Buddhism with equal parts expansive awareness and crystalline precision.

*Depending on where you are at with your reading, start reading On the Road, and look into practicing Zen Buddhism too. I have finally finished Ulysses and will start reading On the Road today. 2 months down – 2 books read.


Mitt Romney 1947

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If the blue wave is so big that it produces a Democratic Senate in 2019, Romney will be the junior senator from Utah in the minority party. But the more likely outcome is very close Republican control of the Senate. In that case Mitt Romney, the man who failed to become the king, may very well become the kingmaker.

Elect Water (4 More Cups!)

*Stop what you are doing and drink 4 cups of water right now. Do this again later today. More men should drink water.


Andrew Young 1932

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The Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2003. We developed a global network through our foundation, documentaries and relationships to schools. Our major program areas included: Developing Leaders with a Public Purpose; Natural Medicines and Nutrition; Communicating Possibilities; the Atlanta Project, and Small Grants Program.

*If you’d like to help develop leaders with a public purpose – yes, we need better leaders – then think of donating to the Andrew J. Young Foundation


Liza Minnelli 1946

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But having sold off her Upper East Side apartment for $8.37million and moved to a rented home in Los Angeles, the star has now put her irreplaceable collection of Andy Warhol paintings on the market for $40million.

The move sparked speculation that the increasingly reclusive star may perhaps be in financial trouble – something a spokesman for Liza firmly denied in an email to

Mitsuko Brooks is an MFA candidate in Painting/Drawing at UCLA and received her BFA from Cooper Union, New York. She has exhibited her work extensively in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US as well as in Canada and Europe. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum, Archives of American Art in Washington DC.

Want to Learn More About Investing In Art? Explore Saatchi Art’s new 2017 Invest In Art Report for a comprehensive review of the emerging art market, interviews with featured artists and more.

Note: There are no guarantees when it comes to buying art and you should always feel happy with what you’re buying as it may be on your walls for a pleasurably long time. But if you are interested in the investment side of buying art then acquiring works by emerging artists is a great way to begin.

*Find an up and coming artist and look to invest in their art. Who knows? You may be buying an irreplaceable collection worth $40 million one day.


James Taylor 1948

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At the age of 67, James Taylor has made his 16th album, his first in 13 years. After spending his early career addicted to heroin, he’s surprised he made it this far

*Listen to James Taylor and think about taking a trip to Carolina.


Darryl Strawberry 1962 – strawberry pie

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Darryl Strawberry, the former outfield great, is no longer. But Darryl Strawberry, the ordained minister in this town 30 miles west of St. Louis, is very much alive.

“I’m over ‘Strawberry,’” he said. “I’m over Mets. I’m over Yankees. I don’t want to exist as Darryl Strawberry, the baseball player. … That person is dead.”

*Listen to a mix of Liza Minelli and James Taylor as you make a no bake strawberry pie in honor of the outfielder who used to be Darryl Strawberry.

SNUB – Aaron Eckhart

Review –

  • Start reading On the Road. Practice Zen Buddhism
  • Drink 8 cups of water
  • Donate to the Andrew J. Young Foundation
  • Invest in art
  • Listen to James Taylor
  • Make Strawberry Pie