June 22

PISTOL PETE DAY

MIND

Dan Brown 1964

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I remember saying to a minister, “I don’t get it. I read a book that said there was an explosion known as the Big Bang, but here it says God created heaven and Earth and the animals in seven days. Which is right?” Unfortunately, the response I got was, “Nice boys don’t ask that question.” A light went off, and I said, “The Bible doesn’t make sense. Science makes much more sense to me.” And I just gravitated away from religion.”

*Science or religion is a choice you may have to make. Unless you want to be a good boy and not ask hard questions.

BODY

Pete Maravich 1947

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This is a great stationary ball handling series that improves your feel for the ball while improving…

  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Hand Quickness
  • Rhythm
  • Hand, Wrist, and Finger Strength

https://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/drills/maravichdrills.html

*Get to a basketball court and work on these ball handling drills to be like Pistol Pete today.

SOUL

Kurt Warner 1971

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“I learned the hard way that I should’ve been more sparing with my religious rhetoric, and that I should’ve simply let my actions do most of the talking.

*Let your actions do the talking when it comes to your faith.

MONEY

Richard Drew 1899

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“3M” comes from “Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing,” but those three M’s might better stand for Mistake = Magic = Money.

*Learn from your mistakes to come up with magic, which will lead to the money. Put it on a sticky note.

ENTERTAINMENT

Meryl Streep 1949 – watch Sophie’s Choice

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*Watch Meryl Streep win 1 of her 3 Oscars in Sophie’s Choice.

CROSSOVER: FOOD – Julia’s Tomato Bruschetta

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http://www.tineathome.com/julie-julias-tomato-bruschetta/

*Watch Streep almost win an Oscar as Julia Child in Julie and Julia, while enjoying her tomato bruschetta.

FOOD

Donald Faison 1974

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“For dinner we’ll cook something – I think tonight we have pork chops and vegetables. And then I put a fat in there also, like half of an avocado, just to get my fat in.”

*Cook with your significant other – pork chops and vegetables. Don’t forget to get your fat in. Watch Faison in the movie Clueless or the TV show Scrubs.

SNUB – Dustin Johnson 1984

Review –

  • Science or religion?
  • Ball handling drills
  • Let your actions do the talking
  • Learn from your mistakes to come up with magic
  • Watch Sophie’s Choice
  • Pork chops and vegetables

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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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