January 7


Zora Neale Hurston 1891

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“Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.” (Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937)

*Find a mud puddle and see it as an ocean with ships.


Lauren Cohan 1982

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Pick a role model.

*After watching The Walking Dead yesterday, maybe you want to make Lauren Cohen (Maggie Greene) your role model.  Or possibly you’d like to be as fit as yesterday’s birthday boy Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon).   Cohen suggests having a role model and this is the beauty of 365DOLF, you have a role model provided for you every day. (Mine is Josh Brolin)


Katie Couric 1957

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“There is an exhilarating promise of technology and the potential for change in the world, don’t lose your soul in the process.”

Vatican warns mobile phones are bad for the soul

*If you are not already, follow at least one uplifting handle as part of your social media intake. Start following a daily bible verse or daily prayer and actually stop to read it each day. Make enough time for your spiritual pursuits. I suggest Soulpancake.


Nicolas Cage 1964

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*Nicolas Cage blew about $150 million dollars – most of it from lousy real estate investing. Learn from Cage and if you do have to defray some bills, always pay your mortgage first.


Aloe Blacc 1979

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*Listen to THE MAN by Aloe Blacc – make it your anthem today.


Millard Fillmore 1800 – spicy pickled eggs

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*The 13th president’s favorite snack was spicy pickled eggs. Make the above recipe in honor of the last Whig president.

SNUB – Lamar Jackson 1997


  • See the bright side of a mud puddle
  • Pick a fitness role model
  • Don’t lose your soul to technology
  • Pay your mortgage first
  • Listen to Aloe Blacc
  • Spicy pickled eggs

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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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