June 10

Seek out the * for today’s advice.



Rebecca Latimer Felton 1835

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Felton holds the noble title of the first female to serve in the United States senate, although she only served for a day. Women are making heavy strides in the political world, yet still are not held on the same pedestal as men, which is an extreme disappointment. Rebecca Ann Latimer has not been widely commemorated, not because she is a woman, but because everyone has become so comfortable with a patriarchal society, that no one feels that it is necessary to celebrate women, especially women of power.


*Please realize that the patriarchal society is dwindling and one day soon will be but a memory.


Tara Lipinski 1982

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I’m pretty lucky that one of my best girlfriends is a barre teacher. She will come over a lot and we will just set up our yoga mats by the pool. Even if we only get a half hour in, I still feel like I’ve done something. I also live in Santa Monica and I have a big dog, Dublin, and he’s very energetic so trying to be a good mom as always, I try to take him out for a run-down San Vicente [Boulevard] which is beautiful.


*Take a barre class, take your dog for a run, and go ice skating if you can.


Faith Evans 1973

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“But the bottom line is it was two senseless tragedies that were the result of people not being good people,” she continued. “I can’t say the music business is the reason why. Losing my husband [is] something I think about every day. But I don’t blame that on Bad Boy — at all.”


*Be a good person and surround yourself with good people. Have faith today. Listen to Faith Evans for inspiration.


William Rosenberg 1916

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Anticipating Starbucks by several decades, Rosenberg realized early on that consumers would gladly pay more for a good cup of coffee than for a mediocre one.



*Anticipate what people will pay more for in the future. Eat some Dunkin Donuts and have some of their coffee for motivation.


Elizabeth Hurley 1965 – watch Bedazzled

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When you have two wedding ceremonies, the tab is bound to be high. Hurley and business tycoon Nayar threw a traditional Anglican wedding in an English castle, followed by a week of celebrations and a Hindu ceremony in Nayar’s hometown of Jodhpur, India. Too bad two ceremonies and $2.5 million couldn’t make this couple last.



Everything that flows from his (her) mouth is deceit and trickery. And he prowls the earth seeking out people to destroy (1 Peter 5:8).


*Watch Bedazzled and try to say “no” to Elizabeth Hurley


Judy Garland 1922 – vegetable salad

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Today, it would be considered abuse and grounds for immediate dismissal. But 76 years ago, slapping your star across the face was not only condoned, it actually produced results. When Judy Garland couldn’t get her giggles under control when Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion made his big entrance, director Victor Fleming didn’t have time to play games. He took Garland aside, whacked her on the cheek, and then ordered her to “Go in there and work.”




*Enjoy this vegetable salad while watching the Wizard of Oz.

SNUB – Kate Upton

Review –

  • Notice that the patriarchal society is fading
  • Take your dog for a run
  • Be a good person and surround yourself with good people
  • What will people pay for in the future?
  • Watch Bedazzled
  • Make a vegetable salad

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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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