May 18



Bertrand Russell 1872

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“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”

*Starting today, think about having these three passions govern your life.


Reggie Jackson 1946

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He no longer squats but does quad and hamstring work to keep things in balance

*Do this quad and hamstring workout and think about how Mr. October was born in May.


Pope John Paul II 1920

Pope John Paul II: One of the Longest-Tenured Popes in History | Time

His response to personal pain wasn’t to retreat from the world, but to embrace it with the love of Jesus himself, whose Sacred Heart is simultaneously the icon of profound pain and perfect charity.

*Embrace personal pain and grow from it.


Jens Bergensten 1979

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Sure, the money was flooding in, but mainly as an excuse not to do the boring stuff, right? The kind of stuff that Jens very much associated with working for a company like Microsoft.

*It’s an existential crisis. Could you be happy making lots of money for doing something boring? Maybe – until you’ve made enough to do what you want to do.


Jack Johnson 1975

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*Make your dreams a reality and listen to Jack Johnson for inspiration.


Tina Fey 1970 – Grilled Chicken Sandwiches with Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil

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In an episode called “Sandwich Day,” the special hoagie set aside for Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is stolen, so her colleagues spend the day trying to find her another amazing Italian grinder like this one, which is piled high with grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella and basil.

*Listen to Jack Johnson while making this sandwich and then enjoy it while watching 30 Rock – “Sandwich Day.”

SNUB – Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka 1943

Review –

  • Have 3 passions govern your life
  • Quad and hamstring workout
  • Embrace personal pain and grow from it
  • Can you make money if you’re bored?
  • Listen to Jack Johnson
  • Make an Italian grinder

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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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