September 26

Look to the * for today’s advice.

CANINE GASTRIC JUICE DAY

MIND

TS Eliot 1888

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/t-s-eliot

To appreciate him requires an acknowledgement that his life and work were full of daring, astuteness and a preternaturally acute ear for language. Anything else is bullshit.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/10/from-tom-to-ts-eliot-world-poet

*Read the poetry of TS Eliot today. He will change the way you think.

BODY

Serena Williams 1981

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https://www.serenawilliams.com/

For me it’s so important to mix it up. I ran, and then I biked. Then I did elliptical. That didn’t work out so well, because it was boring, so I tried yoga. I started dancing because I couldn’t train when I was sick. We started making up moves, and it was fun. Now I run for 10 minutes, and then I dance.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/mind-body/inspiration/serena-williams-interview/

*Run for 10 minutes and then dance. Play tennis with your sister.

SOUL

Olivia Newton-John 1948

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https://www.onjcancercentre.org/

After her struggle with cancer and the loss of her love, Newton-John has become respected and admired just as much for her courage as for her music.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/olivia-newton-johns-spiritual-journey/

Hold Your Own Event:

Trivia nights, dress-up days, movie nights, fashion shows sausage sizzles, bake offs, personal challenges like shaving your head, and the list goes on, are all fun and rewarding ways to make a difference. You may choose to add a fundraiser to an existing event, create a new fundraising event at your work, club or with family and friends, or be sponsored by your friends, family and co-workers to complete an individual challenge.

Thank you for choosing the ONJ Centre to be the beneficiary of your fundraising activity. We greatly appreciate your support! The ONJ Centre relies on the generous support of the community to help provide the best in cancer research, patient care, and world leading wellness and supportive care programs. With the incredible support of individuals, organizations and community groups, the ONJ Centre is able to make a real difference to the lives of people touched by cancer.

http://giving.onjcancercentre.org/?_ga=2.75206802.121118734.1539312068-239406625.1539312068#get-involved

https://www.amazon.com/Grease-Widescreen-John-Travolta/dp/B00003CXAE

*Olivia Newton John is currently battling cancer for the third time. Think of holding a fundraiser with all proceeds going to her cancer centre. Maybe a drive-in showing of Grease

MONEY

Ivan Pavlov 1849

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https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1904/pavlov/biographical/

HE FINANCED HIS LAB BY SELLING CANINE GASTRIC JUICE AS A CURE FOR INDIGESTION.

Pavlov kept his physiology lab running by selling something that he had easy access to: canine gastric juice. While conducting experiments on dogs’ digestive systems, Pavlov collected gastric juice from hungry dogs that stared at a big bowl of meat all day. Pavlov paid an assistant to run the gastric juice collection operation, and he sold thousands of containers of the juice each year to people around Europe, who drank it daily to treat dyspepsia (indigestion). Yum!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/85670/12-facts-about-ivan-pavlov

*Think of ways that you can raise money to keep your entrepreneurial ideas alive. Sure you can get investors and small business loans, but that is money that comes off the top. Start raising and saving money for your business today.

ENTERTAINMENT

George Gershwin 1898

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http://smtd.umich.edu/ami/gershwin/?page_id=66

http://gershwin.com/

I’ll begin by pointing out that many people, to this day, consider George Gershwin to be the most gifted musical composer that America has ever produced.  And I am one of those people. And it’s especially true when you consider that he died of a brain tumor at the age of 38. So, his incomparable wealth of music was all produced within a mere 20 years.  What kind of genius does that make him?

http://www.1to1vitamins.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=240:george-gershwin-a-life-of-wonder-and-tragedy&catid=8&Itemid=114

*Listen to the most gifted musical composer that America has ever produced – George Gershwin.

FOOD

Johnny Appleseed 1774 – Johnny Appleseed Cake

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/62113/9-facts-tell-true-story-johnny-appleseed

HIS APPLES WEREN’T FOR EATING.

The apples that Chapman favored for planting were small and tart “spitters”—named for what you’d likely do if you took a bite of one. But this made them ideal for making hard cider and applejack. This was a far more valuable crop than edible apples. In The Botany of DesireMichael Pollan wrote:

Up until Prohibition, an apple grown in America was far less likely to be eaten than to wind up in a barrel of cider. In rural areas cider took the place of not only wine and beer but of coffee and tea, juice, and even water.

Where water could house dangerous bacteria, cider was safe. (And delicious.)

https://www.mrfood.com/Cakes/Johnny-Appleseed-Cake-3282

*Listen to Gershwin while making this Johnny Appleseed Cake. Ring a bell before serving it. Wash it down with some Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider – Samuel Adams birthday is tomorrow.

JOHNNY APPLESEED HARD APPLE CIDER

Brewed by Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Common Cider 5.5% ABV0 IBU

https://www.taphunter.com/beer/johnny-appleseed-hard-apple-cider/5860881724342272

SNUB – Linda Hamilton

Review –

  • Read the poetry of TS Eliot
  • Run for 10 minutes, dance, and play tennis
  • Hold a fundraiser for Olivia Newton John’s Cancer Centre
  • Raise money for your future business
  • Listen to George Gershwin
  • Make a Johnny Appleseed Cake

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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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