May 9

PIANO MAN DAY

MIND

Billy Joel 1949

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“Don’t be afraid of mistakes, because the only original thing we ever do is make mistakes,”

“You can be taught how to do something perfectly right, but only you can screw it up in your own inimitable way.”

*If you make a mistake today, you’re doing something right.

BODY

Prince Fielder 1984

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Fielder’s workout is an exercise in which he swings a metal rod like a baseball bat into a punching bag over and over.

http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangersheadlines/2014/02/13/prince-fielder-reveals-unique-off-season-workout-regimen-to-eliminate-fear

*This one may be tough to do. If you can’t find available punching bags to swing metal rods at, get to the batting cages and swing away.

SOUL

John Brown 1800

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“His soul goes marching on inside every American.”

*Imagine being so passionate about something that you would gladly give not only your life, but the lives of your sons as well. This passion from John Brown would cost him his life and a song about his body would go on to be a rallying cry for the Union. Who will your soul go marching on inside of?

MONEY

JM Barrie 1860

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“It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.”

*The closer we get to the end of the school year, the more I like being a teacher. I need to take this advice into the beginning of next school year in August.

ENTERTAINMENT

Glenda Jackson 1934 – watch Women in Love

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*Watch Glenda Jackson win her first of two Oscars in Women in Love.

FOOD

Rosario Dawson 1979 – coconut rice with pork chops

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“Whether I crave fresh vegetables or foie gras, nothing makes me feel better than having something I really enjoy,”

Rosario eats three to five meals a day, depending on her schedule

“I’m great at salads because I love chopping things up,” “but I also enjoy making dishes like coconut rice with pork chops.”

“The stress you put yourself through for having a treat is probably a thousand times worse for you than the sugar you just had.”

https://www.howsweeteats.com/2017/08/thai-pork-chops-coconut-rice/

*Eat 3 to 5 meals today. Have fresh vegetables, foie gras, a salad, and make this coconut rice with pork chops. If you want a glass of wine or dessert, no problem.

SNUB – Candice Bergen 1946

Review –

  • Embrace making mistakes
  • Prince Fielder workout
  • Who will your soul go marching on in?
  • Like what you do
  • Watch Women in Love
  • Make coconut rice with pork chops

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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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