October 16

Look for the * for today’s advice.

HANDS FULL OF CUTS AND BLISTERS DAY

MIND

Oscar Wilde 1854

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/oscar-wilde

No name is more inextricably bound to the aesthetic movement of the 1880s and 1890s in England than that of Oscar Wilde. This connection results as much from the lurid details of his life as from his considerable contributions to English literature.

https://www.cmgww.com/historic/wilde/

You only need to strike gold once

Wilde only completed one novel – but The Picture Of Dorian Gray is one of the best ever. Drawing together many of his ideas on aesthetics and decadence, it’s also creepy as anything – and contains many then-shocking coded hints at gay sexuality edgy enough for WH Smith to refuse to stock it.

https://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/books/16-things-we-can-learn-from-oscar-wilde/96854

https://www.amazon.com/Picture-Dorian-Dover-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486278077

*This could obviously be the MONEY today, but it could also refer to meeting your significant other, or finding the right religion – you only need to strike gold once. Start reading The Picture of Dorian Gray today.

BODY

Bryce Harper 1992

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https://twitter.com/bharper3407?lang=en

I don’t doubt Harper will wind up with the richest contract in baseball history, though it may be with the Phillies or White Sox, two teams that haven’t fielded a winning team in half a dozen years. There is little to no buzz from the Yankees, Nationals, Dodgers, Giants and Cubs. When I asked Boras if a team could get him signed for three or four years with a high average annual value, he practically dismissed it and focused on Harper wanting a long-term relationship with ownership that wants to win.

https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/12/12/bryce-harper-rumors-scott-boras-news

The Washington Nationals outfielder is getting ready for spring training with some work in the batting cage, but he’s been working so much, his hands are full of cuts and blisters.

https://www.mensfitness.com/sports/baseball/bryce-harpers-swinging-and-lifting-so-hard-offseason-his-hands-are-destroyed

*Go to a local batting cage and swing away like Bryce Harper.

SOUL

Noah Webster 1758

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https://noahwebsterhouse.org/noahwebsterhistory/

A mind that is intent upon developing a thorough and inclusive Biblical worldview, having a learner’s heart will be one that is full of grace and truth, and for the restoration of the individual and the nation.

http://www.face.net/blogpost/1192984/210416/The-Common-Core-or-a-Renewed-Mind-Horace-Mann-vs-Noah-Webster

*Have a learner’s heart with a Biblical worldview as you strive to nourish your soul. Find the religion that is best for you – you only have to strike gold once.

MONEY

Charles Dolan 1926

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http://www.amcnetworks.com/bio/charles-dolan/

  • After dropping out of John Carroll University, the Cleveland native got his start creating sports newsreels for TV stations from his home.

REAL TIME NET WORTH

$5.4B

as of 9/9/19

https://www.forbes.com/profile/charles-dolan/#373b89e730a5

In 1995, Charles Dolan handed the reins of the company to James, an unabashedly brash corporate executive, occasional rock singer and avid sailor.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/business/dealbook/the-dolans-the-clan-that-built-the-cablevision-empire-say-goodbye.html?_r=0

*Don’t be afraid to drop out of college to create a business that you would proudly hand down to your children one day.

ENTERTAINMENT

John Mayer 1977

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https://johnmayer.com/

John Mayer wants to can the idea that men must be alpha males and take what they want — including women — and replace it with a new doctrine focused on respect and sensitivity.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/10/08/john-mayer-alpha-male-toxic-masculinity-women/

*You and your equal partner listen to the soulful John Mayer today.

FOOD

Tim Robbins 1958 – oven-fried snapper fillets

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http://timrobbins.net/

Robbins has won numerous awards for his acting including an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor for Mystic River, Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globe for Best Actor for The Player, and a Golden Globe as a member of the ensemble in Short Cuts. He was nominated by the Golden Globes for Best Actor for Bob Roberts and by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor for The Shawshank Redemption. He was most recently nominated for A Perfect Day as Best Supporting Actor at Spain’s Goya Awards in 2015 and in 2014 at the Golden Globes.for his performance in HBO’s Cinema Verite.

http://www.cookingwithkids.com/cookbooks/newman1/snapper.html

*Pick any of the above Tim Robbins movies to watch while enjoying his snapper fillets. Wash them down with an Oscar Wilde

THE OSCAR WILDE
INGREDIENTS
DIRECTIONS

Shake first four ingredients without ice. Add ice and shake again. Strain into white-wine glass. Top with Champagne. Sprinkle with nutmeg and add orange twist. Serve in a White-Wine Glass.

SNUB – Naomi Osaka

Review –

  • You only need to strike gold once
  • Batting cages
  • Have a learner’s heart with a biblical worldview
  • Drop out to create your own business
  • Listen to John Mayer
  • Make snapper fillets

 

October 15

Look for the * for today’s advice.

BECOME AN OVERMAN DAY

MIND

Friedrich Nietzsche 1844

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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/06/exploding-nietzsche-myths-need-dynamiting

“Overman” refers to Nietzsche’s conception of a person who has literally overcome himself/herself and transcended all external influence. In essence, an Overman is an extraordinary person who has superseded the human condition and reached a liberated state of free play and creativity.

http://www.refinethemind.com/friedrich-nietzsche-conquer-existence/

Make your own values

“The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

In a world of quasi-ethics based on profit, pseudo-morals based on advantage, and counterfeit love based on possession, it behooves us to make our own values. Like Nietzsche said, “No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” Break away from the humdrum tribe and find that which is indestructible within you. Become a force unto yourself. Shift all paradigms. Demolish all sacred cows.

https://fractalenlightenment.com/35600/spirituality/how-to-become-an-overman-ubermensch-in-seven-easy-steps

*Make it your goal to become an Overman. The first step is to make your own values.

BODY

John L. Sullivan 1858

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https://www.britannica.com/biography/John-L-Sullivan

Here is my challenge to you, dear reader, take a Saturday off and try John L. Sullivan’s workout sometime! Get up early and start walking for six or seven hours, then run, then swim, then wrestle and then do a boxing workout! Walking that far in and of itself is deeply exhausting, now go to the gym!

http://pluguglysboxingblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/bare-knuckle-boxing-training.html

*Try this John L. Sullivan workout today. Make it a yearly tradition on his birthday.

SOUL

Marie-Marguerite d’Youville 1701

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https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=200

By age 29, she had experienced desperate poverty and suffered the loss of her father and husband. Four of her six children had died in infancy.

In all these suffering Marguerite grew in her belief of God’s presence in her life and of his tender love for every human person. She, in turn, wanted to make known his compassionate love to all. She undertook many charitable works with complete trust in God, who she loved as a Father.

http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_19901209_youville_en.html

*Turn your latest suffering as a chance to grow in the belief of God’s presence in your life and of his tender love for everybody.

MONEY

Penny Marshall 1943

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https://www.nextavenue.org/penny-marshall-your-thoughts/

Marshall says that she is still surprised to have had such a successful and glamorous life and career. “I didn’t have a lot of ambition,” she says. So to what does she attribute her success? “I was insecure but fearless at the same time, an odd combination.”

She suspects it helped enormously that her motto in life is: “I’ll try it.”

https://www.amazon.com/League-Their-Own-Lori-Petty/dp/0800177258

https://www.amazon.com/Laverne-Shirley-Complete-Penny-Marshall/dp/B00US8DF9C

*You may be insecure about starting your own business – be fearless at the same time. Use Penny Marshall’s motto: “I’ll try it.”

ENTERTAINMENT

Dominic West 1969 – watch “The Affair”

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

In 2014, West kicked off his run on Showtime’s The Affair as Noah Solloway, a married novelist who pursues his passion for Ruth Wilson‘s waitress, Alison Lockhart. The series became known for its steamy love scenes—West often appears in the nude—and its shifting point-of-view narrative, garnering another Golden Globe nomination for its male lead (and a win for Wilson) along the way.

https://www.biography.com/people/dominic-west

Love needs kind words

Noah once revealed that his wife Helen made him feel like he wasn’t providing enough for the family. He felt that Helen could have given him a pat on the back now and again. That doesn’t justify his cheating, but it could have helped their relationship. Noah’s family has to depend on his wife’s wealthy father for help, which made him feel like a failure.

https://www.ecr.co.za/news/entertainment/5-lessons-about-love-we-learned-affair/

http://www.sho.com/the-affair

*Season 1 of The Affair is the best one, watch it with the one you love and appreciate.

FOOD

Emeril Lagasse 1959 – cheese and beer soup

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http://emerils.com/

Emeril Lagasse Foundation seeks to create opportunities to inspire, mentor and enable youth to reach their fullest potential through culinary, nutrition and arts education.

http://emeril.org/

Cheese And Beer Soup

You’ll LOVE this soup. And be sure to add the Cheesy Popcorn to it to really send it over the edge.

http://emerils.com/126496/cheese-and-beer-soup

*Enjoy Emeril’s cheese and beer soup while watching Penny Marshall in Laverne and Shirley as they work in a Milwaukee beer distributor. Bam!

SNUB – Ginuwine

Review –

  • Make your own values
  • Attempt a John L. Sullivan workout
  • Turn your latest suffering as a chance to grow in the belief of God’s presence
  • Have an “I’ll try it” attitude
  • Watch The Affair
  • Make Cheese and Beer soup

October 14

Look for the * for today’s advice.

I LIKE IKE DAY

MIND

Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/dwight-d-eisenhower/

HE QUIT SMOKING BY SURROUNDING HIMSELF WITH CIGARETTES.

Eisenhower smoked three or four packs of cigarettes a day, picking up the habit while he was a student at West Point and quitting only a few years before he became President. His initial attempt involved excising tobacco and the related accoutrements from his daily life, but it didn’t work, so he went in the other direction. “I decided to make a game of the whole business and try to achieve a feeling of some superiority when I saw others smoking while I no longer did,” he said. The politician crammed cigarettes and lighters into every nook of his office. “I made it a practice to offer a cigarette to anyone who came in and I lighted each while mentally reminding myself as I sat down, ‘I don’t have to do what that poor fellow is doing.’”

http://mentalfloss.com/article/538462/facts-about-dwight-d-eisenhower

http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/

To use the tool, list all of your tasks and activities, and put each into one of the following categories:

  • Important and urgent.
  • Important but not urgent.
  • Not important but urgent.
  • Not important and not urgent.

Then schedule tasks and activities based on their importance and urgency.

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_91.htm

https://millercenter.org/president/eisenhower

*Try President Eisenhower’s tool for effectiveness today, with all of your tasks and activities. If you haven’t done so yet, quit smoking.

BODY

Stacy Keibler 1979

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

Yes, and yes. Those are the answers, assuming the questions are “Is Stacy Keibler one of the most gorgeous Superstars of all time?” and, “Do they go all the way up?”

https://www.wwe.com/superstars/stacykeibler

According to Stacy, the key to being fit and healthy is to practice some kind of exercise every day and to sweat at least for 10 minutes daily.

http://healthyceleb.com/stacy-keibler-workout-routine-diet-plan/10233

*Sweat for 10 minutes today. Try to do this simple thing every day. Maybe achieve this sweat with a leg workout.

SOUL

John Wooden 1910

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http://www.coachwooden.com/

Coach: The Life and Legacy of John R. Wooden

Join us for the premiere of this free documentary event. The documentary short entitled Coach: The Life and Legacy of John R. Wooden celebrates the lessons and life philosophy of the legendary UCLA basketball coach. Wooden’s legacy reaches so far that he is considered by many to be the 20th century’s most revered teacher and master mentor. You’ll see seldom-before-seen Wooden footage and interviews with some of the most successful coaches, athletes and thought leaders who were all influenced by Coach Wooden’s teachings and philosophies for a successful life. Watch now!

https://www.thewoodeneffect.com/

At God’s footstool, to confess, A poor soul knelt and bowed his head.I failed, he cried. The master said, Thou didst thy best. That is success.”

http://succcess.org/2009/03/09/ten-great-life-lessons-from-a-living-legend-coach-john-wooden/

*When you are at God’s footstool will you confess that you have failed? Can you confess that you did your best? Watch the Wooden documentary for inspiration.

MONEY

Ralph Lauren 1939

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https://www.ralphlauren.com/

In the 1957 DeWitt Clinton High School yearbook, Ralph Lauren wrote “millionaire” as one of his life goals.

Today, he has an estimated net worth of $7 billion

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-ralph-lauren-went-from-dirt-poor-to-a-multi-billionaire-2015-5

*Can you remember what you wrote for your senior yearbook as one of your life goals? How’s it going? What would the 18-year-old you think of your financial situation today? Adjust accordingly.

ENTERTAINMENT

Usher 1978

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http://usherworld.com/

Usher is asking a Georgia court to dismiss a lawsuit by Laura Helm that alleges he knowingly infected her with the herpes simplex 2 virus (HSV-2). Usher claims he owed Helm no “duty of care” and that she knew of the risks of unprotected sex.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellefabio/2018/06/28/usher-seeks-dismissal-of-herpes-suit-says-accuser-knew-of-unprotected-sex-risks/#3f3264bb3c91

*Listen to Usher with that special someone – you know the risks.

FOOD

William Penn 1644 – Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

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http://www.ushistory.org/penn/bio.htm

Penn petitioned King Charles II for additional land to the west of the Delaware River, and he received a charter for this territory in 1681. He was made proprietor and governor of the new colony, which the king titled “Pennsylvania,” and he moved there in 1682. He immediately began to direct this “holy experiment” by planning the new colony’s government, writing its constitution, distributing land to settlers and establishing positive, peaceful relations with the local Indians.

https://www.biography.com/people/william-penn-9436869

Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

My mom’s side of the family was German and Irish. Settling in Pennsylvania, they adopted some of the cooking and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch. This is a Dutch dish Mom loved, and today it’s my favorite garden salad. It tastes delicious alongside a plate of homegrown tomatoes.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/pennsylvania-dutch-inspired-recipes/view-all/

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/colonial/jb_colonial_penn_1.html

*Growing up in PA, I ate cucumbers like this about 3 times a week and never got sick of them.

SNUB – E.E. Cummings

Review –

  • Use Ike’s tool for effectiveness
  • Sweat for 10 minutes
  • Confess that you have failed
  • What would the 18 year-old you think of your finances?
  • Listen to Usher
  • Make Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

October 13

Look for the * for today’s advice.

JERRY DAY

MIND

Margaret Thatcher 1925

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https://www.margaretthatcher.org/

A daughter of the working class, she pulled herself up by her shoelaces to forge a political career, against the prevailing and misogynist view about a woman’s place in society. Succeeding on her own merits, she was largely unsympathetic to the needs and frailties of others.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/margaret-thatcher-was-a-leader-who-knew-her-mind-and-stood-her-ground/article10932404/?page=all

https://www.amazon.com/Iron-Lady-Meryl-Streep/dp/B0059XTUVI

*Pull yourself up by your shoelaces today. Succeed on your own merits, but don’t become unsympathetic to the needs and frailties of others.

BODY

Jerry Rice 1962

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http://www.jerryricefootball.com/

He owns virtually every significant receiving mark. Some of the more notable career records include receptions (1,549); receiving yards (22,895 yards); most 1,000-yard receiving seasons (14); total touchdowns (208); and combined net yards (23,546).

https://www.profootballhof.com/players/jerry-rice/

It was kettlebells today. I did three sets of 20, then three sets of 20 squats. And after every set, I go for a 400-meter run. I do one lap around the track, and then I come back and I do the second set. Then I go do another lap around the track. So I’m incorporating getting my heart rate up but also some running in between.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23854066/san-francisco-49ers-legend-jerry-rice-staying-fit-50s-body-issue-2018

*Try this kettlebells workout yourself, or ask your trainer to help you out with it. Maybe one day you’ll break Jerry Rice’s records… no you won’t, no one will.

SOUL

Saint Francis Caracciolo 1563

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https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=3439

It is for men, and not for Angels, that our Blessed Lord resides upon the altar. Yet Angels throng our churches to worship Him, while men desert Him. Learn from Saint Francis to avoid such ingratitude, and to spend time as he did, in adoration before the Most Holy Sacrament.

http://sanctoral.com/en/saints/saint_francis_caracciolo.html

*Don’t desert God. Go to the altar and worship him. Be grateful for all he has given you by spending time in adoration before him.

MONEY

Jerry Jones 1942

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https://www.profootballhof.com/players/jerry-jones/

While Smith is the first to admit that he made a few “‘youthful’ financial decisions,” including a $100,000 splurge at age 20, the Hall of Famer also picked up some valuable lessons during his lucrative, 15-season career. And it was Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones who gave him the best money advice he ever received.

“He taught me about finances with a simple statement,” Smith recalls in an interview with CNBC. “He always said, ‘Have a big front door and a small back door. Take in as much as you can, and spend as little as you can.'”

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/30/emmitt-smith-the-best-money-advice-i-ever-got-came-from-jerry-jones.html

https://www.forbes.com/profile/jerry-jones/#1640aad27bc3

*Remind yourself today to have a big front door and a small back door. Write it down and put it somewhere that you’ll see it every day.

ENTERTAINMENT

Sacha Baron Cohen 1971 – watch Borat

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https://www.facebook.com/SachaBaronCohen

If you are finding it difficult to change – to approach groups, to improve your posture, to be more sexual, to alter your style of dress, to think of yourself as someone quality people want to be around, or whatever your deep internal barrier may be – then have SOMEONE ELSE do it for you. Find a character to model – whether it be a character from a movie (or even a cartoon), a real person you know, or a completely made-up individual. It doesn’t have to be someone who you admire completely: they just have to possess a trait that you lack and desire.

https://www.neilstrauss.com/neil/a-life-lesson-from-borat/

https://www.amazon.com/Borat-Cultural-Learnings-Glorious-Kazakhstan/dp/B000MMMT9G

*Watch Borat and start to create your own alter ego who possesses a trait that you lack or desire.

FOOD

Marie Osmond 1959 – teriyaki chicken wings

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https://www.donnyandmarie.com/

I learned a great lesson from my mother on her deathbed. She counseled me on the importance of taking care of myself so I wouldn’t end up in an unhealthy body like she did. During my mother’s illness, I remember too, my oldest son saying to me, “Mom, we love you, and you’re beautiful no matter what, but would you consider losing some weight? We want you to be around for our kids someday.” Here I am today, a healthy grandma who is insanely in love with my first grandson!

https://parade.com/280911/stephaniestephens/marie-osmond-shares-the-life-changing-final-lesson-she-learned-from-her-mother/

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe/marie-osmonds-teriyaki-chicken-wings-18852894

*Listen to some Donny and Marie while making Marie’s teriyaki chicken wings. Enjoy eating them while watching Borat. Very nice!

SNUB – Paul Simon

Review –

  • Pull yourself up by your shoelaces
  • Kettlebells workout
  • Don’t desert God
  • Have a big front door and a small back door
  • Watch Borat
  • Make teriyaki chicken wings

 

October 12

Look for the * for today’s advice.

WATCH YOUR WEIGHT DAY

MIND

Luciano Pavarotti 1935

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https://www.classicfm.com/artists/luciano-pavarotti/pictures/pavarottis-greatest-moments-gallery-highlights/

In 1998, Pavarotti was presented with the Grammy Legend Award. By that time, only 11 other artists had ever been given the same award, including Billy Joel, Liza Minelli and Michael Jackson.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Luciano-Pavarotti

“I think a life in music is a life spent in beauty and is what I have devoted my life.” – LUCIANO PAVAROTTI

http://www.lucianopavarottifoundation.com/?lang=en

*Complete this sentence – I think a life in ____________________ is a life spent in beauty and is what I have devoted my life.

http://www.jango.com/music/Luciano+Pavarotti

*Listen to Pavarotti for inspiration.

BODY

Ryan Clark 1979

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http://www.nflplayerengagement.com/next/articles/a-carrier-of-the-sickle-cell-anemia-trait-ryan-clark-has-made-finding-a-cure-for-the-disease-a-top-priority/

Clark was an undrafted free agent who signed with the New York Giants in 2002. He spent two years there before going to the Washington Redskins in 2004. In 2006, Clark signed with the Steelers, where he spent the next eight seasons. While there he was a member of the team that won Super Bowl XLIII.

https://www.si.com/nfl/2015/02/18/ryan-clark-retires-pittsburgh-steelers

Ryan Clark gets a pedicure and talks about the time he almost died.

Along with approximately 1 in 12 African Americans in the United States, Clark carries the sickle cell trait, a genetic abnormality that can affect red blood cells.

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/12/10/7361549/ryan-clark-pedicure-washington-football

When To Get Tested?

Routinely as part of newborn screening; if you are in a high risk group and were born before newborn screening was mandated and want to know if you have sickle cell disease or are carrying the sickle cell trait; when you have signs and symptoms of anemia or abnormal results from a complete blood count (CBC)and your healthcare practitioner suspects sickle cell disease or trait

https://labtestsonline.org/tests/sickle-cell-tests

*If needed, get tested for sickle cell. Then go get a pedicure. Go Steelers!

SOUL

Kirk Cameron 1970

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http://kirkcameron.com/

Kirk was not raised in a church-going home and describes himself as an atheist from a very young age. By the age of 14 he was so convinced there was no God that he laughed at those who said there was. But that all changed one afternoon as he sat in his sports car pondering the first Gospel message he had ever heard.

https://www.amazon.com/slp/growing-pains-complete-series/cum3yfrtt6q77f3

The purpose of this site is to present the wonderful gospel truth that there is one true and living God to whom all men are accountable and who has provided a means of redemption and salvation for fallen mankind.

If you subscribe to atheist belief then please take the time to read some of the articles and Biblical messages published here. It is our prayer that you will come to find the one true and living God as we have!

http://www.yesthereisagod.info/

*Today is the day to believe in God. Today is a day that the Lord hath made.

MONEY

Dick Gregory 1932

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https://www.dickgregory.com/

Due to many avenues that were not as available to a person of his hue, Dick had to create his own.

“This country is set up for entrepreneurship” – Dick Gregory

His career started off as a stand up comic to which he parlayed into many other avenues. He was lecturer, social critic, activist, actor, writer and an author of several books including his bestselling autobiography, “Nigger”. Dick did his best to not let anything stop his path. He even ran for mayor of Chicago in 1967 and ran for President of the United States in 1968 as part of the Peace and Freedom Party.

https://medium.com/@teronie213/what-dick-gregory-taught-me-about-success-and-entrepreneurship-cd28f836dd0e

*Sometimes when some avenues are not available to you, you must use other ways to get where you want to get. Draw upon your circumstances and surroundings and utilize those in the only way you can.

ENTERTAINMENT

Hugh Jackman 1968 – watch Les Miserables

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http://www.hughjackmantheshow.com/

WORLD TOUR 2019

With live orchestra and including hit songs from:

The Greatest Showman
Les Misérables
The Boy From Oz

https://www.amazon.com/Mis%C3%A9rables-Hugh-Jackman/dp/B005S9EK5Y

Anyone can change their lifestyle.

Within the first three scenes, we see Jean Valjean’s need for transformation. The protagonist goes from lowly prisoner 24601 who stole a loaf of bread to feed his nephew to the factory owning mayor named Monsieur Madeleine. So if you wanna lose that extra weight or stop your smoking habit, look to Jean Valjean for inspo. If he can do it, so can you.

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/11-lessons-from-les-miserables

https://www.amazon.com/Logan-Hugh-Jackman/dp/B06XDH6SZP

https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-greatest-showman

*Watch Les Miserables. Try not to cry. Or if you want more action (and violence), watch Hugh Jackman in Logan. Make plans today to see his world tour.

FOOD

Jean Nidetch 1923 – shrimp with zucchini and tomatoes

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https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/who-we-are

The first Weight Watchers meetings were held over a pizza shop. The owner couldn’t figure out why the hundreds of people lining up outside never bought anything. Nidetch worked with him to create a Weight Watchers milkshake that became a bestseller.

https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/recipe/shrimp-with-zucchini-and-tomatoes/5626a6253d92b3c10eb8cb5a

https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/recipe/chocolate-shake-1/5626a6042084d63a34019994

*Enjoy this shrimp dish, knowing that it’s only 1 weight watcher point. Wash it down with a 7 point milkshake.

SNUB – Marion Jones

Review –

  • “I think a life in _________ is a life spent in beauty.”
  • Get a pedicure
  • Believe in God
  • Create your own avenue
  • Watch Les Miserables
  • Make shrimp with zucchini and tomatoes

October 11

Look for the * for today’s advice.

TRUE BLOOD KETCHUP DAY

OCTOBER 11

MIND

Eleanor Roosevelt 1884

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/first-ladies/anna-eleanor-roosevelt/

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. Paradoxically, the one sure way not to be happy is deliberately to map out a way of life in which one would please oneself completely and exclusively. After a short time, a very short time, there would be little that one really enjoyed. For what keeps our interest in life and makes us look forward to tomorrow is giving pleasure to other people.

https://www.brainpickings.org/tag/eleanor-roosevelt/

*Give pleasure to other people and happiness will be the by-product.

BODY

Michelle Wie 1989

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https://michellewie.com/

Most importantly, she tries to stay in the present.

“I want to really stay in the present and not be too anxious about the future or over-analyze the past,” says Wie. Sage advice from a seasoned pro. “[I’m going to] do everything I can right now for the future, and then just see what happens.”

https://www.self.com/story/golfer-michelle-wie-shares-6-things-that-keep-her-fueled-and-focused

*Stay in the present and play 18 holes. Don’t over-analyze the past – like the last shot you just shanked into the lake. Watch some of Wie’s swing videos from her website to prepare.

SOUL

Steve Young 1961

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https://www.profootballhof.com/players/steve-young/

As a Mormon, I am inspired daily by that which is plain and simple yet incomparable in its depth and personal impact. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ and through Christ’s Atonement in Gethsemane, my sins are paid as long as I believe in him, take his name, humble myself and repent.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700223697/Why-Im-a-Mormon-Steve-Young.html?pg=all

*As long as you believe, humble yourself and repent, your sins are forgiven.

MONEY

Fred Trump 1905

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/fred-trump-tax-dodge-donald-inheritance-us-president-new-york-real-estate-queens-kkk-a8566421.html

FRED’S THE REASON DONALD SET HIS SIGHTS ON MANHATTAN.

In the interest of one-upping his famous dad, Donald’s first major purchase (with the now-infamous $1 million loan from Fred) was a hotel in Manhattan. “You know, being the son of somebody, it could have been competition to me,” Trump has said. “This way, I got Manhattan all to myself!”

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/money-and-power/g9229257/fred-trump-facts/?slide=9

*Think about how you can one-up your dad. Borrow money from him and then become better than him.

ENTERTAINMENT

Stephen Moyer 1969 – watch True Blood

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

‘True Blood’s’ Stephen Moyer: ‘I’ve already drunk all the drinks that I was supposed to drink in one lifetime’

“This morning I was up early to let the dogs out (the couple have two that travel everywhere with them –  Dave a black Labrador cross and Banjo a Louisiana Leopard Dog). I had a coffee and watched the sunrise with a clear head and it occurred to me that I’m the grown up now that I never thought I would be – the grown up that, maybe, at one time, I was running away from because I thought it would be so incredibly dull to be that person, whereas the absolute reverse is true.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/true-bloods-stephen-moyer-already-drunk-drinks-supposed-drink/

Invest Wisely

You’ve got to provide for your future, because you never know how long you’re going to live. It could be centuries! And remember, lottery tickets aren’t a viable financial plan.

http://www.hollywood.com/tv/the-life-lessons-of-true-blood-57289217/

http://www.hbo.com/true-blood

*Get up early and watch the sun come up. Binge watch as much True Blood as you can at night.

FOOD

Henry Heinz 1844 – Heinz Sloppy Joes

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https://astrumpeople.com/henry-j-heinz-biography/

Today, about 32,000 of employees (2012) work at Heinz factories worldwide. A company’s revenue was about $11.64 billion in 2012. Heinz ketchup is present in almost every second refrigerator on the planet.

Henry John Heinz once said, “As I did not become a priest, I have to find another way to do some good to the mankind.”

http://www.heinzketchup.com/Recipes?gclid=Cj0KEQjwmKG5BRDv4YaE5t6oqf0BEiQAwqDNfKh2hxMROluGy_T6lFVRBku3iV0e1_cm64pCdljiblsaAkAh8P8HAQ

http://www.heinzketchup.com/Recipes/Classic%20Sloppy%20Joes

The fifth-oldest franchise in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers were founded on July 8, 1933 by Arthur Joseph Rooney. The Steelers have played in eight Super Bowls, winning six of them.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have called Heinz Field home since the inaugural season in 2001, holding a record of 93-34-1 (.730). The team has played 12 home playoff games, winning eight.

https://heinzfield.com/

*Use ketchup while watching True Blood to make these Heinz Sloppy Joes. Mmm mmm. Go Steelers!

SNUB – Luke Perry

Review –

  • Give pleasure to other people
  • Golf
  • Believe, humble yourself, and repent
  • Get a loan from your dad and use it to make more than him
  • Watch True Blood
  • Make Heinz Sloppy Joes

10/10

Look for the * for today’s advice.

FOLLOW THE HOOD ORNAMENT DAY

MIND

Henry Cavendish 1731

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-a-wire-was-used-to-measure-a-tiny-force-of-gravity/

Henry Cavendish was an odd man. He never addressed strangers directly and was petrified of women. He had a staircase built into the back of his house to avoid any encounter with the ladies he employed. When it came time for his final oral exams to complete his natural philosophy degree at Cambridge University—that’s what they called a science degree before the advent of modern science and specialized degrees—he dropped out of school all together rather than talk in public.

But, beneath these eccentricities, Henry Cavendish was among the most brilliant minds of the 18th century.

Admit nervousness

All you have to do is admit that you are a bit nervous speaking to your audience. When you do this, the audience will be more forgiving if your nervousness shows up later on. More importantly you will feel more relaxed now that they are not expecting a world-class presentation. Imagine their surprise when you gave them the best presentation ever despite your nervousness.

The best way to do this is by joking about it. Here’s an example of a good one. “On the way here, only God and I knew what I will be presenting. (looking a bit nervous) Now, only God knows.”

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/7-little-tricks-to-speak-in-public-with-no-fear.html

*Work on becoming a better speaker today. Yes, you need to do this.

BODY

Andrew McCutchen 1986

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https://twitter.com/TheCUTCH22?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Maria Hanslovan is the now-fiancee of Pittsburgh Pirates star and National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. All of the emotional drama unfolded on the The Ellen Show where McCutchen was a guest. He ushered his long-term girlfriend from the audience, then he proceeded to get down on bended knee and pop the question before lavishing her with flowers. Of course, she said yes.

She is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry, Hanslovan graduated in 2011. According to the Butler Eagle, McCutchen attended her graduation ceremony.

On a forum for Pittsburgh Pirates fans, one person who says he attended Slippery Rock with her said that she “is a lovely girl from a very grounded family.” He adds that she used to play MLB2K on XBox, though it doesn’t state if she played as the Pirates.

https://heavy.com/news/2013/12/maria-hanslovan-andrew-mccutchen-engaged/

Lift lighter weights

Because McCutchen’s body gets so much wear and tear over the 162-game regular season, Huttmann carefully tracks McCutchen’s sets, reps, and how much weight he’s lifting. The key is to not always lift at your max load; lifting under your max allows you to maintain power.

http://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/train-like-a-pro-get-explosiveness-like-andrew-mccutchen

*Lift lighter weights than you are used to today. Increase the reps and sets as needed.

I too went to Slippery Rock University (Class of 1995) – Rock Pride! Lets Go Bucs!

SOUL

Bernard Mayes 1929

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https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/10/27/359434925/bernard-mayes-nprs-first-chairman-founder-of-suicide-hotline-dies

Bernard D. Mayes Award

This prestigious award recognizes notable alumni and faculty who have contributed positively to advancing LGBTQ causes both within the University community and beyond. Established in 1999 in honor of the late Bernard D. Mayes, former Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the award was given to him at the 1st Annual Serpentine Society Fall Weekend and Awards Gala on October 30, 1999 for his lifetime support of LGBTQ students at the University. It is presented each year at the Serpentine Society’s Fall Gala. Prior year recipients are listed below.

https://aig.alumni.virginia.edu/serpentine/awards-2/bernard-d-mayes-award/

Mayes had a Londoner’s handle on San Francisco quirkiness, but that is not what brought him here. He was also an ordained Episcopal priest who had read that San Francisco was a magnet for the suicidal, second only to walled-in West Berlin. Mayes decided that his calling was to set up an all-night phone-in service for a flock that had nowhere else to turn.

http://www.sfgate.com/living/article/Bernard-Mayes-to-be-honored-as-lifeline-to-3516576.php

Help Someone Else

If someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time, you can be the difference in getting them the help they need. It’s important to take care of yourself when you are supporting someone through a difficult time, as this may stir up difficult emotions. If it does, please reach out for support yourself.

Do They Need Your Help?

Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling the Lifeline. 1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/

*Think about all of your friends and loved ones. Have any of them recently been through a painful event, loss, or change? Reach out to them today and see how they are doing. Just having someone show concern for them may be enough.

MONEY

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1974

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http://www.dalejr.com/

Earnhardt’s business sense extends beyond the track. In 2006, he started Hammerhead Entertainment, a one-stop-shop production company that produces shows for multiple national television networks. In April 2008, Earnhardt extended his entrepreneurship into the Charlotte, North Carolina, entertainment scene, as he opened Whisky River, an uptown bar and nightclub located in the EpiCentre. In May 2015, Whisky River expanded to include a location at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Earnhardt launched “Dirty Mo Radio,” a podcast network, in February 2013, which features race recaps as well as behind-the-scenes insight from Earnhardt, team members, family members and others. The free podcasts can be found on dalejr.com and other outlets such as iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher.

http://www.dalejr.com/about/biography/default.aspx

Workers are looking for a safe workplace; they want to go home to their families every night. Unlike Dale Sr.’s generation, younger workers have access to safer work environments and won’t overlook poor safety practices just to remain loyal to their employer. 

https://ehssafetynewsamerica.com/2017/05/03/dale-earnhardt-jr-s-sudden-retirement-a-lesson-on-the-value-of-workplace-safety-tvancelawyer/

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/04/dale-earnhardt-jr-yucky-sandwich-charity

*Don’t overlook poor safety practices or working conditions to remain loyal to your employer. And when you’re an employer, establish a safe workplace. Don’t be afraid to use your business sense to extend your entrepreneurship.

ENTERTAINMENT

David Lee Roth 1954

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https://davidleeroth.com/

ON LIFE

“If you’re busy looking in the rear-view mirror and thinking about it as it goes by, you’re not following the hood ornament. I figure the rear-view mirror is just so you can see how good you look while you’re getting somewhere.”

https://www.loudersound.com/features/all-i-ever-really-needed-to-know-i-learned-from-david-lee-roth

http://www.van-halen.com/

*Follow the hood ornament and jam out to some Van Halen (David Lee Roth Van Halen of course) and some of Dave’s solo work as well. Cause nobody cares for me.

FOOD

Brett Favre 1969 – jambalaya

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https://www.profootballhof.com/players/brett-favre/

Retired NFL Quarterback Brett Favre’s family recipe for Jambalaya is filled with shrimp, chicken, sausage, ham, and peppers simmered in a Creole tomato sauce. You’ll find this very dish served at Brett Favre’s Steakhouse, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

https://communitytable.parade.com/26727/brettfavre/brett-favres-jambalaya-2/

http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/brett-favres-jambalaya.html

*Enjoy Brett Favre’s jambalaya. See if you think it’s better than Aaron Rodgers’. And realize that Favre does not rhyme with flavor.

SNUB – Mario Lopez

Review –

  • Work on being a better speaker
  • Lighter weights, more reps and sets
  • Reach out to someone who is suffering
  • Establish a safe workplace
  • Listen to Van Halen (David Lee Roth’s only)
  • Make Brett Favre jambalaya