April 23



William Shakespeare 1564 (died April 23, 1616)

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Shakespeare had a power which is rarely absent from great poets, the power of absorbing the fruits of reading.

*Read. You should still have a book that was suggested to you. Take time and read today – maybe start reading Shakespeare.


John Cena 1977

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The 10-time WWE champ and two-time World Heavyweight champ tries to hit a new max on his main lifts every six weeks.


*Use today to hit a new max on your main lifts. Bench, squat, deadlift.


Gigi Hadid 1995

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It can only be a good thing for a new generation in the US to grow up seeing names like “Hadid” and “Malik” and for their first thought to be a heart emoji and not “Ugh, terrorist”.

*What are your first thoughts when you hear the word “Muslim” or “Islam”?


Michael Moore 1954

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“Actually, the number one reason for people being foreclosed upon is because they don’t have health insurance, and they’ve been paying medical bills and now they can’t pay their mortgages,”

*Make sure you have the right health insurance for you. Watch Capitalism: A Love Story for motivation.


Roy Orbison 1936

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*If you listen close enough, you can hear the pain in Orbison’s lyrics.


Valerie Bertinelli 1960 – cherry cheesecake pizza pie

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April 23 recognizes the food holiday National Cherry Cheesecake Day.


April 23rd is a day for everyone to enjoy a meal outside.  It is National Picnic Day!


*Make Valerie Bertinelli’s cherry cheesecake pizza pie and take it on a picnic today.

SNUB – James Buchanan 1791

Review –

  • Read like Shakespeare
  • Max on your main lifts
  • Fix your thoughts on Islam
  • Make sure you have enough health insurance
  • Listen to Roy Orbison
  • Cherry cheesecake pizza pie

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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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