June 18



E.W. Scripps 1854

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The National Spelling Bee first started in 1925 when nine newspapers joined together to host a spelling bee. Little did they know that 90 years later their literacy effort would reach 11 million students every year



*Take this spelling test and see how you do.


Antonio Gates 1980

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*Do this squat workout to be like a great college basketball player turned All-Pro NFL tight end.


Blake Shelton 1976

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“I believe in God now more than I ever have in my life,”

“The biggest part of that is just how [Stefani] came into my life and now our relationship. It’s just too weird. If you take God out of it, it doesn’t make sense. If you put God into it, everything that’s happened with us makes sense.”

*Believe in God and and things will make more sense.


Scooter Braun 1981

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“My dad worked odd jobs and ended up building bungalows and managing the properties… And he used to go get Fortune every month and sit at the table, according to my grandmother, reading stories about entrepreneurs to them… He got to work hard and live out his dream. If his great-grandson can be in Fortune [for being an entrepreneur], well that’s pretty cool.”

*Go buy a Fortune magazine and read it cover to cover for entrepreneurial motivation.


Paul McCartney 1942

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*Listen to Sir Paul McCartney while enjoying a nice picnic.


Delia Smith 1941 – chicken and herb picnic pie

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Take along some radishes and crisp spring onions for an accompaniment and, of course, pickles and chutney.


International Picnic Day is a chance to eat out in the open air with friends or family.

*Enjoy Delia Smith’s chicken and herb picnic pies with friends and family on International Picnic Day. Don’t forget to play some Beatles and Paul McCartney music.

SNUB – Willa Holland 1991

Review –

  • Take a spelling test
  • Squats workout
  • Believe in God to show you the light
  • Read a Fortune magazine, cover to cover
  • Listen to Paul McCartney
  • Make a chicken and herb picnic 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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