October 12



Luciano Pavarotti 1935

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“I think a life in music is a life spent in beauty and is what I have devoted my life.” 

*Complete this sentence – I think a life in _____________________________________________ is a life spent in beauty and is what I have devoted my life. 

*Listen to Pavarotti for inspiration.


Josh Hutcherson 1992

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Josh Hutcherson’s Catching Fire Workout

*Prepare to survive with this Catching Fire workout.


Kirk Cameron 1970

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Kirk was not raised in a church-going home and describes himself as an atheist from a very young age. But that all changed one afternoon as he sat in his sports car pondering the first Gospel message he had ever heard.

The purpose of this site is to present the wonderful gospel truth that there is one true and living God to whom all men are accountable and who has provided a means of redemption and salvation for fallen mankind.


*Today is the day to believe in God. Check out yesthereisagod.info


Dick Gregory 1932

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Due to many avenues that were not as available to a person of his hue, Dick had to create his own.

“This country is set up for entrepreneurship” – Dick Gregory

His career started off as a stand up comic to which led to many other avenues. He was lecturer, social critic, activist, actor, writer and an author of several books including his bestselling autobiography, “Nigger”. Dick did his best to not let anything stop his path.

*Sometimes when some avenues are not available to you, you must use other ways to get where you want to. Draw upon your circumstances and surroundings and utilize those in the only way you can.


Hugh Jackman 1968 – watch Les Miserables

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*Watch Hugh Jackman almost win an Oscar in Les Miserables. Try not to cry. 


Jean Nidetch 1923 – shrimp with zucchini and tomatoes

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The first Weight Watchers meetings were held over a pizza shop. The owner couldn’t figure out why the hundreds of people lining up outside never bought anything. Nidetch worked with him to create a Weight Watchers milkshake that became a bestseller.



*Enjoy this shrimp dish, knowing that it’s only 1 weight watcher point. Wash it down with a 7 point milkshake.

SNUB – Doris Miller 1919

Review –

  • “I think a life in _________ is a life spent in beauty.”
  • Catching Fire workout
  • Believe in God
  • Create your own avenue
  • Watch Les Miserables
  • Make shrimp with zucchini and tomatoes

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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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