December 14

Look to the * for today’s advice.



Nostradamus 1503

Image result for nostradamus

JFK & RFK Assassinations


“The great man will be struck down in the day by a thunderbolt,
An evil deed foretold by the bearer of a petition.
According to the prediction, another falls at night time.
Conflict at Reims, London and a pestilence in Tuscany.”

What happened: The (great man) John Kennedy, received numerous death threats (petition) and was gunned down (thunderbolt) in the afternoon of November 22, 1963.

Bobby Kennedy was killed just after Midnight on June 5, 1968 (another falls at night time). The world mourned (Conflict at Reims, London).

*A great DYK to share with coworkers and/or your family today.


Morihei Ueshiba 1883

Image result for morihei ueshiba

Of course, the philosophy and internal benefits of Aikido are accompanied by concrete physical benefits. Aikido training is an excellent program for all-around physical fitness, flexibility, and relaxation.


To start training in Aikido, it is necessary to find a dojo (place to train) near you

*Find a dojo near you and take a class in Aikido.


Ernie Davis 1939

Image result for ernie davis

On May 16, 1963, Davis visited Browns owner Art Modell at his office.  His neck visibly swollen, Davis apologized for his medical expenses and promised to make a comeback.  Two days later, at age 23, he died.

Tributes poured in.  President John Kennedy called Davis “an outstanding young man of great character” and “an inspiration to the young people of this country.”  Davis’s Syracuse coach, Ben Schwartzwalder, said, “When you talk about Ernie Davis, you’re treading on hallowed ground.  We always thought he had a halo around him, and now we know he has.”

*When the tributes pour in for you one day, what will people say? Hopefully you will be remembered as having great character and being an inspiration for young people. Will you have a halo? Watch The Express for motivation.


Stan Smith 1946

Image result for stan smith the person

In 1972, Smith won Wimbledon wearing his own Stan Smiths, but there’s no way he could have predicted the cult-like fashion staple the shoe has become.

Stan Smiths have been a hit on the runway and in music.

“The first time I heard I was in a rap song my daughter, who was about 13 at the time, she said, ‘Dad, you’re famous, Jay Z has you in a rap song,'” Smith said. “I said, ‘Oh, really? Who’s Jay Z?'”

*You’ll know your business has made it when your mentioned in a popular song or rap. Make your brand cross generational.


Patty Duke 1946 – watch The Miracle Worker

Image result for patty duke the miracle worker

The late actress, known as “Anna” to family and friends, had a celebrated career filled with awards and accomplishments. But behind the scenes she struggled with mood swings, drug and alcohol abuse, and impulsive behavior before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the early 1980s. Duke became a tireless mental health advocate and, after three failed marriages, found love and stability with her fourth husband. Their union lasted 30 years until her death in 2016.

*Watch Patty Duke win an Oscar in The Miracle Worker.


Vanessa Hudgens 1988 – Vanessa’s savory cookies

Image result for vanessa hudgens gif

Just before Halloween, the actress received a private session from Michelin-starred chef Cristina Bowerman, who flew in from Rome to teach Hudgens some special recipes.

*Listen to Vanessa Hudgens music while making her cookies.

Published by

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s