June 13

The * provides your daily advice.



John Nash 1928

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We owe him a lot, not only for his contribution to science but for telling us his story and returning to “the world of the sane” to teach us all that every mind is wonderful.



*Watch A Beautiful Mind. The life of John Nash will inspire you about life, love, and work.


Chris Evans 1981

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“It’s a very balanced workout, hitting every single muscle—I think even my toes got bigger, Evans says with a laugh. “We would take two muscle groups, whether it was chest and back or biceps and triceps and we would just destroy those muscles, literally, destroy them for just over two hours. Then we’d cool down with core and abs.



*Do this Captain America workout today. Destroy your chest and back for 2 hours and then cool down with a core and abs workout.


Tim Allen 1953

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Tim Allen believes in God. And if you meet him in person, you’ll quickly learn that he’s unashamed to tell you so.

But Allen doesn’t claim to be a perfect Christian. In fact, he admits that many of his life’s deepest struggles are what caused him to turn to Christ.



*If you do believe in God, don’t be ashamed to tell people. Admit to them that your deepest struggles caused this.


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen 1986

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Fashion Empire is worth an estimated $1 billion. Interns at the Olsens’ Dualstar Entertainment Company are unpaid. And, as of Tuesday, they’re suing.


*Keep your workers happy, and yes this includes interns.


Malcolm McDowell 1943 – watch A Clockwork Orange

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You need at least one deep, cultural passion

Despite his brutish, immoral, and illegal ways, Alex maintains a passion, even an obsession, with Beethoven, whom he calls “Ludwig Van.” Without a deep passion, you’re just another plebeian. Just an ounce of high culture makes you different from the rest.



*Watch A Clockwork Orange and listen to some “Ludwig Van” Beethoven.


Kat Dennings 1986 – Halloween Salad

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Unlike many young celebrities who embrace the party lifestyle that’s so prominent in Hollywood, Dennings has chosen to stay far away from drugs and alcohol. “I’m an idiot already, so I don’t need any enhancement,” she explained in an interview with Complex. “I don’t feel like I’m the kind of person who can deal with some kind of foreign stimulant. I don’t need an excuse to act a certain way. Some people use that to show their true feelings, whereas I do that all the time.”





*Enjoy this Halloween salad just 4 ½ months before the big day, while watching A Clockwork Orange. No drugs or alcohol today though.

SNUB – W.B. Yeats

Review –

  • Watch A Beautiful Mind
  • Captain America workout
  • Be unashamed about your feelings towards God
  • Pay your interns
  • Watch A Clockwork Orange
  • Make a Halloween 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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