May 28

Look to the * for today’s advice.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 2019 – (just 1080 school days to go)

MIND

Ian Fleming 1908

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http://www.ianfleming.com/

Ian Fleming (1909-1964) was a mid-century English Man of Mystery. With a silk cravat around his neck, cigarette holder in one hand and gin-and-bitters in the other, Fleming was the image of a 1960s sophisticate. But as he strolled barefoot on his private beach at GoldenEye, in Oracabessa Bay, he dreamed up one of the most lasting characters in global literature and cinema. Today, Fleming Villa remains the inspiring setting for pleasure and imagination.

http://www.theflemingvilla.com/#about

Your space should inspire you—and reflect your unique personality. 

Breathe some life into your space, so you’ll want to stay longer.

Decorate with images that speak to you. 

Ground your space with a colorful area rug—for visual interest and soothing sound-absorption.

https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/home-office-decor-ideas

*Today is the day to start rearranging your house, (or at least your work area) to make it the setting for pleasure and imagination. You may not have a private beach but you can find ways to make the place where you live be more inspiring and entertaining. Maybe you’ll come up with the next James Bond.

BODY

Jim Thorpe 1887 – get your heart checked

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https://www.cmgww.com/sports/thorpe/

Describing Jim Thorpe as a great athlete would be doing him a severe injustice. A better description would be calling him the greatest athlete of the 20th Century. This label will probably be debated by many, but Thorpe’s accomplishments speak louder than words. King Gustav V of Sweden told Thorpe: “Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world.”

Thorpe died on March 28, 1953 of a heart attack.

http://www.cmgww.com/sports/thorpe/bio/bio.html

For prevention & peace of mind

Don’t let heart disease and stroke get in the way of the life you love. Schedule an affordable, accurate health screening today.

https://www.lifelinescreening.com/

*Even if you are the greatest athlete in the world, get a heart check-up today.

SOUL

Gladys Knight 1944

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https://twitter.com/MsGladysKnight?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Today, Knight and husband William, along with various other members of the family, oversee her busy career from the Las Vegas headquarters. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, performer, restaurateur, and businesswoman with a spiritual outlook on her life. Her faith in God has been the driving force behind all of Knight’s endeavors, guiding her through her many successes.

http://gladysknight.com/

*Have your faith in God be the driving force behind all of your endeavors, guiding you through your successes. Listen to Gladys Knight for inspiration today.

MONEY

Jerry West 1938

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http://www.hoophallawards.com/west.php

But does the NBA pay Jerry West royalties for using his image and printing it on the mountains of merchandise they sell?

The short answer is “No.” That’s also the long answer, because the NBA won’t admit that it’s Jerry West on the logo.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/63937/does-jerry-west-get-royalties-being-nba-logo

*Get paid for what you deserve – don’t settle for anything less.

ENTERTAINMENT

Colbie Caillat 1985

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https://twitter.com/colbiecaillat?lang=en

YOU ALREADY ARE PERFECT

And because you are perfect, you shouldn’t think less of yourself. Throw away self-pity, don’t give time to self-hate, and most importantly, stay away from people who make you feel bad about yourself.

https://music.allwomenstalk.com/lessons-for-women-from-colbie-caillats-try/2

http://colbiecaillat.com/

*Stay away from people who make you feel bad about yourself and listen to Colbie Caillat today.

FOOD

Kylie Minogue 1968 – shrimp on the barbie

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https://www.kylie.com/

Kylie Minogue isn’t so busy touring that she can’t keep up with the Kardashians to some extent, though it hardly sounds like the Aussie pop star is a fan. After learning that Kylie Jenner—who’s only Kardashian-adjacent anyway—has been trying to trademark their shared first name for the last two years, Minogue petitioned the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office not to forever link (or however long trademarks last) the name “Kylie” with lip injectors and a failed PacSun clothing line. Now, that lame joke is ours; Minogue filed her own scorching burn with her letter, in which she refers to herself as an “internationally-renowned performing artist, humanitarian and breast cancer activist known worldwide simply as ‘Kylie,’” while Jenner is merely a “secondary reality television personality.” We think Minogue can now add “reputation arsonist” to her list of skills.

https://news.avclub.com/kylie-minogue-isn-t-having-kylie-jenner-s-attempt-to-tr-1798257366

http://www.food.com/recipe/australian-shrimp-on-the-barbie-142234

*Listen to a mix of Gladys Knight, Colbie Caillat, and the one and only Kylie Minogue while making her Australian shrimp on the Barbie – even if they do call them prawns in the land down under.   

Wash it down with a vodka martini – shaken, not stirred.

SNUB – Patch Adams

Review –

  • Make your work space more inspiring and entertaining
  • Get your heart checked
  • Have your faith in God lead you to success
  • Get paid for what you deserve
  • Listen to Colbie Caillat
  • Make shrimp on the barbie

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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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