February 22



George Washington 1732

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Sometime before the age of 16 he wrote down his 110 Rules of Civility and he remained impressively consistent with these rules throughout his life.

*What is your code? What are some rules that you live by? Write them down and stick to them. Maybe not 110 of them, but how about a top 10.


Khalil Mack 1991

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“My workouts start with a really good stretching session,”

“After that, I fire up some of my smaller muscles to get them ready for the next part of my workout. I love kettle bell workouts and pushing the sled—I’ve been doing a lot of that this off season—along with heavy sets of push ups and sit ups.”

*Train like the best linebacker in NFL – stretch, kettle bells, push ups, and sit ups.


Julius Erving 1950

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“To have the respect of a lot of people and to be a respected person is so much more important to me at this stage in my life. If I had not won a world championship in basketball, I think that that would probably still be there. That’s really what counts to me.”

*Check out the above website for more help with your soul from Dr. J.


Steve Irwin 1962

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We should all strive to do what we love and do it with passion.

*Strive to do what you love and do it with passion…even if it kills you.       


Drew Barrymore 1975 – watch E.T.

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ET made Drew Barrymore a star at seven, but addiction and rejection followed.

*Watch Drew Barrymore become a star at age 7 in the blockbuster E.T.


Ted Kennedy 1932 – The Ted Kennedy Burger

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Though the Senator poked his head into Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage, looking for his niece Caroline, he never ordered his namesake burger. The Ted Kennedy is “a plump, liberal amount of burger with cheddar cheese, mushrooms & french fries,”

*Make yourself The Ted Kennedy Burger. If you do wash it down with a scotch, don’t drink and drive.

SNUB – James Blunt 1974

Review –

  • Live by a code
  • Khalil Mack workout
  • Be a respected person
  • Do what you love and with passion
  • Watch E.T.
  • Make The Ted Kennedy Burger

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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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