June 23



Alan Turing 1912

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“Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.”

*Use intuition and ingenuity today.


Wilma Rudolph 1940

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“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.”

*Take a walk with your mother and let her know how much you appreciate her support.


Selma Blair 1972

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“There’s no tragedy for me,”

“I’m happy, and if I can help anyone be more comfortable in their skin, it’s more than I’ve ever done before.”

*Having MS isn’t keeping Selma Blair down and she’s helping others along the way. Do the same throughout today.


Jason Mraz 1977

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Mraz wants to garden more, surf more, have a kid, put some of the money he’s saved from selling 4.5 million albums nationwide toward a good cause. So he’s started a campaign with his manager: “#RetiredAt40.”

*What do you want to do more of, instead of working? Start your own campaign to retire early. Mine is #retiredat55. Listen to Jason Mraz for motivation.


Frances McDormand 1957 – watch Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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*Watch McDormand win an Oscar in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


Randy Jackson 1956 – gumbo

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*Enjoy this gumbo, dawg.

SNUB – Joel Edgerton 1974

Review –

  • Watch The Imitation Game
  • Take a walk with your mom
  • Help people be more comfortable in their skin
  • Start a campaign to retire early
  • Watch Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Make gumbo, dawg

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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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