January 21



Paul Allen 1953

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“Life is too short to spend it unhappily.”

*Even those of us who appear perfectly healthy have no idea how long or short a time we have left on this Earth, and wasting years of that limited time on work that makes you miserable is simply wrong.


Jack Nicklaus 1940 – walk 18 holes

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Early in his career Nicklaus was made fun of because of his weight.  Nicklaus slimmed down significantly in the late 1970s and in the 1980s, but who is to say he didn’t play his best when heavy?

*Get out and walk 18 holes, even if you are a few pounds overweight.


Eliza Snow 1804

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“In the talents with which God has blessed you, choose to be great.”

*Use today to be great with the talents that God has given you.


Christian Dior 1905

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“Simplicity, good taste, and grooming are the three fundamentals of good dressing and these do not cost money.” — Christian Dior

*A reminder to dress for success – without going broke.


Geena Davis 1956 – watch Thelma and Louise

25 years later, Geena Davis reflects on 'Thelma & Louise'

*Take a few hours today and watch this landmark film. Also take today to plan a road trip in the future. Please don’t recreate the ending.


Detlef Schrempf 1963 – German Shrimp Salad

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*Enjoy this German shrimp salad in honor of the German Detlef Schrempf. 

SNUB – Rasputin 1869


  • Life is too short to spend it unhappily
  • Walk 18 holes of golf
  • Choose to be great
  • Focus on things that don’t cost money
  • Watch Thelma and Louise
  • Make German shrimp salad

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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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