June 18

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E.W. Scripps 1854

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The National Spelling Bee first started in 1925 when nine newspapers joined together to host a spelling bee. Little did they know that 90 years later their literacy effort would reach 11 million students every year


Spell It

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.


*Take this spelling test and see how you do.


Antonio Gates 1980


The great thing about weight training is that it prevents injury along with making you stronger and improving your endurance. It makes your muscles that much stronger, so they don’t get hurt.

*Do this squat workout to be like a great college basketball player turned All-Pro NFL tight end.


Frithjof Schuon 1907

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Many questions arise simply because man lets himself be enticed into the domain where questions lie, instead of keeping firmly to the domain of certainty, If a man is confused by something, he should first of all come back to the certainty that it is not this world as such which is important, but the next world, and above all that God is Reality; and he should say to himself: in the face of this truth, which in principle is the solution to all questions, this or that question just does not arise; it is enough if he has the Answer of answers. And then God will give him a light also for what is earthly and particular.


*If you’re confused by something today, trust in God and he will show you the light.


Scooter Braun 1981

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“He worked odd jobs and ended up building bungalows and managing the properties… And he used to go get Fortune every month and sit at the table, according to my grandmother, reading stories about entrepreneurs to them… He got to work hard and live out his dream. If his great-grandson can be in Fortune [for being an entrepreneur], well that’s pretty cool.”


*Go buy a Fortune magazine and read it cover to cover for entrepreneurial motivation.


Paul McCartney 1942

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McCartney believed he was on ‘the scrap heap’ following the break-up of The Beatles

Despite a post-Beatles career that has produced 17 solo albums and a further seven with his band Wings, McCartney felt that his time as a musician was over when The Beatles split in 1970.

“I don’t know how anyone could have lived with me,” McCartney explains in the book, paying tribute to his first wife, Linda, who died in 1998. “I was on the scrap heap in my own eyes… It was a barreling, empty feeling that just rolled across my soul.”


*Listen to Sir Paul McCartney while enjoying a nice picnic.


Delia Smith 1941 – chicken and herb picnic pie

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This one is perfect for food on the move.

Take along some radishes and crisp spring onions for an accompaniment and, of course, pickles and chutney.


It’s often claimed that life is no picnic – but today it is! International Picnic Day is a chance to eat out in the open air with friends or family.


*Enjoy Delia Smith’s chicken and herb picnic pies with friends and family on International Picnic Day. Don’t forget to play some Beatles and Paul McCartney music.

SNUB – Blake Shelton

Review –

  • Take a spelling test
  • Squats workout
  • Trust in God to show you the light
  • Read a Fortune magazine, cover to cover
  • Listen to Paul McCartney
  • Make a chicken and herb picnic pie


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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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