November 28

CONVERSE WITH PARADISE DAY

MIND

William Blake 1757

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“Poetry, Painting & Music, the three Powers in man of conversing with Paradise, which the flood did not sweep away.”

*Read the poetry of William Blake. Look at the paintings of Jackson Pollock. Listen to the Motown music of Berry Gordy. Converse with Paradise.

BODY

Summer Rae 1983

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“I lift four days a week, and on my fifth day I do HIIT if I have time. I try to do intense cardio twice a week, but because of my schedule I sometimes have to do it on a lift day. SoulCycle is my new favourite! I’m pretty obsessed with it, as we just got it in Chicago. I love the positivity in the class and the loud music. If I’m going to do cardio like that for an hour, I need someone yelling at me and pushing me!”

*Lift, HIIT, intense cardio, and/or SoulCycle today.

SOUL

Berry Gordy Jr. 1929

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Gordy endeavored to reach across the racial divide with music that could touch all people, regardless of the color of their skin. Under his tutelage, Motown became a model of black capitalism, pride and self-expression.

*Listen to Motown music all day. It’s good for the soul.

MONEY

Jon Stewart 1962

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“If I had only followed CNBC’s advice, I’d have a million dollars today, provided I started with a hundred million dollars.”

*Use caution when taking financial advice.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ed Harris 1950 – watch Pollock

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‘Pollock’ (2000)

For Harris, “Pollock” represents the culmination of a 10 year labor of love.

Life Magazine asked: “Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?”

*Watch Ed Harris almost win an Oscar for his role as Jackson Pollock.

FOOD

Judd Nelson 1959 – Breakfast Club sandwich

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http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/breakfast-club

You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.

*Listen to some Motown while making this Breakfast Club sandwich and enjoy eating it while watching The Breakfast Club. It may inspire you to make a sugar and cereal sandwich for dessert.

SNUB – Trey Songz 1984

Review –

  • Poetry, painting, and music
  • HIIT or SoulCycle
  • Listen to Motown music
  • Use caution when taking financial advice.
  • Watch Pollock
  • Make a Breakfast Club sandwich

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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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