January 11



William James 1842

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“Believe that life is worth living, and your very belief will help create the fact.”

*Be an active participant in the game of life. Act “as-if” there is an ultimate meaning to life. To help with this, play the board game (or online version) of The Game of Life by Hasbro.  Listening to Bruce Springsteen’s song “Reason to Believe” will help too.


Amanda Peet 1972

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“To me, staying healthy means doing everything in moderation. Eat a lot of greens, but in moderation. Exercise, but in moderation. Drink wine, but in moderation. Sleep as much as you can. And have people around you who are very funny.”

*If you’ve been working out every day, use today to pump the brakes and relax. Instead of working out, hang out with some friends who always make you laugh, catch up on your sleep, and have some wine. 


Alice Paul 1885

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*Alice Paul was a founding member of the National Women’s Party.  Go to their website and think about donating to a cause that still needs attention today, over 40 years after Paul’s death.


Matt Mullenweg 1984

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“If you’re building a startup or any sort of organization, take a few moments to reflect on the qualities that the people you most enjoy working with embody and the user experience of new people joining your organization, from the offer letter to their first day.”

Matt Mullenweg, from ‘Why Your Company Should Have a Creed’

*Now it’s your turn. Create your own WordPress website and at the top, write your creed.


Mary J. Blige 1971

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*Listen to the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul


Alexander Hamilton 1755 or 1757 – fried sausages and apples

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*Make the above sausages and apples from the Hamilton cookbook

SNUB – Darryl Dawkins 1957

Review –

  • Play The Game of Life
  • Practice moderation
  • Donate to The National Women’s Party
  • Make a WordPress website with your creed at the top
  • Listen to Mary J. Blige
  • Fried sausages and apples

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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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