February 17



Michael Jordan 1963

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“There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win.”

*And there is an ‘i’ in life. This is your life. Make sure you are taking care of yourself if you want to win at life.


Rene Russo 1954

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“I work out every day, but not like a maniac. Just 20 minutes on that damn bike, do some light weights, and that’s it and I’ve gotta move on.”

*Get on that damn bike for twenty minutes, lift some light weights, and move on with your day.


Jim Brown 1936

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Amer-I-Can was founded in 1988 by NFL Hall of Fame recipient, Jim Brown. The program goal is to help enable individuals to meet their academic potential, to conform their behavior to acceptable society standards, and to improve the quality of their lives by equipping them with the critical life management skills to confidently and successfully contribute to society.


*Help Jim Brown out by going to the Amer-I-can website. There you can donate money or volunteer your time to help make a better America.


Brian Acton 1972

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He’s determined to raise his kids normally, from public schools to a Honda minivan, to a (relatively) modest house. Extreme wealth, it seems, is “not as liberating as you would hope.”

*I teach in a public school – so I don’t suggest that, but regardless of how much money you have, be determined to raise your kids normally.


Ed Sheeran 1991

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“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

*Enjoy the talent of Ed Sheeran today.


Larry the Cable Guy 1963 Git-r-Done biscuits and gravy

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BONUS: Paris Hilton 1981 – lasagna

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*It’s not very often in life that you can tell someone that you had Larry the Cable Guy biscuits and gravy for breakfast and Paris Hilton lasagna for dinner. 

SNUB – Joseph Gordon-Levitt 1981

Review –

  • There is an ‘i’ in win
  • Get on that damn bike
  • Donate to Amer-I-Can
  • Raise your kids normally
  • Listen to Ed Sheeran
  • Git-r-Done Biscuits and Gravy
  • Paris Hilton Lasagna

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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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