December 10



Emily Dickinson 1830

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“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”

*Read some Emily Dickinson poetry and reflect on becoming newer every day.


Kenneth Branagh 1960

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“I’m a man of certain age who’s come to enjoy yoga,”

“I came to it later in life, but lately, it’s a necessary thing.”

*Hopefully throughout this year, you’ve come to enjoy yoga. Maybe it’s even a necessary thing that you will continue to do on a regular basis.


Joe Burrow 1996

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“Coming from southeast Ohio, it’s a very impoverished area and the poverty rate is almost two times the national average,” he said. “There’s so many people there that don’t have a lot and I’m up here for all those kids in Athens and Athens County that go home to not a lot of food on the table, hungry after school. You guys can be up here too.”

A campaign was started to the Athens County Food Pantry and the food bank raked in more than $350,000 in donations and provided more than 100,000 meals.

*Think of ways that you can help people from your hometown that need it most.


Raven Symone 1985

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“The View” co-host is not content with her $55 million net worth and wants the Facebook co-founder to help make her richer.

*You can either be content with your money or always looking to make more. There’s nothing to be learned here, it comes down to your personality. Both ways of thinking have been suggested throughout the year – which way suits you best?


Michael Clarke Duncan 1957 – watch The Green Mile

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*Watch the late Michael Clarke Duncan almost win an Oscar for his role in The Green Mile.


Bobby Flay 1964 – beer brats

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National Lager Day – December 10

*On National Lager Day, use your favorite lager in Bobby Flay’s recipe for beer brats. Enjoy eating them while watching The Green Mile.

BONUS – Tacko Fall 1995

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*Feel free to add some tacos to your National Lager Day party. 

SNUB – Emmanuelle Chriqui 1975

Review –

  • Read Emily Dickinson poetry
  • Yoga
  • Assist people in need from your hometown
  • Be content or look for more money
  • Watch The Green Mile
  • Make lager beer brats and tacos

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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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