September 5



Bob Newhart 1929

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There’s a Mad TV sketch starring Bob Newhart as a psychiatrist. His patient tells him she has a pathological fear of being buried alive in a box. He has two words of wisdom:

“Stop it!”

“You want more?” 

“Stop it or I’ll bury you alive in a box!” 

*Stop it! Any negative thoughts today…stop it!


Raquel Welch 1940

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Her diet secrets are…


gluten free

no salt, caffeine, or wheat

3 fruits a day

lots of water

never eat anything after 6 pm

*Eat like Raquel Welch and you will age very nicely. 


Wess Morgan 1973

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“People that have gone down as far as I have gone, never come back around. I smell the roses every day. I am taking advantage of not having a nag in my belly to go get high. Do you know what that feels like for me? That in itself is euphoria. The fact that I don’t have to get high when I leave here right now is a miracle. You hear me, when I say that is a miracle? Because I am free.”

*Smell some roses today and realize that you do not have to get high to experience euphoria.


Michael Keaton 1951

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His real name is Michael Douglas, an obvious problem for any young man attempting to crack show business.

“I found my new name in the phone book,”

“I wanted something simple. I tried Keats but I thought that was a little pretentious.”

Keaton said that despite being offered $15 million to do Batman 3, he turned it down for one simple reason: it “sucked.”

*If Michael Keaton can turn down playing Batman because it “sucked”, you can move on from your job if it “sucks”. The movie Birdman does not suck.


Freddy Mercury 1946 – listen to Queen

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*Listen to Freddy Mercury and Queen


Jack Daniel 1850 – Jack and Coke Brisket

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Jack Daniel isn’t a made-up brand name. He’s the actual man behind the whiskey.

His Name Wasn’t Jack

Jack’s name…wasn’t Jack. Jack’s real name was Jasper Newton Daniel.

*Enjoy this Jack and Coke Brisket and of course wash it down with some Jack Daniel’s on his birthday.

SNUB – Claudette Colvin 1939

Review –

  • Having negative thoughts? Stop it!
  • 3 fruits and lots of water
  • Smell some roses
  • If your job sucks, move on
  • Listen to Queen
  • Make Jack and coke brisket

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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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