June 9

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Michael J. Fox 1961

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Playing music is a complicated undertaking that engages multiple areas of the brain simultaneously. In essence, it’s the definition of multitasking. Translating black and white symbols into pleasing sounds requires:

  • fine motor movements and an intact sensory system to manipulate an instrument,
  • immediate processing of visual and auditory elements of a melody,
  • mathematical precision and internal rhythm to keep tempo,
  • emotional interpretation of the sound, and
  • coordination with other performers.



*Today would be a great day to pursue music lessons. As you see, it won’t be easy but so worth it. If you do play an instrument – play, baby, play! Watch Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future for motivation.


Natalie Portman 1981

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To help Portman build a strong, slim ballerina body, Bowers supplemented ballet classes with swimming, cross-training, and endurance exercises. “We usually started by swimming a mile a day, doing the front crawl and breast stroke,” she says. “Then we’d do 2 hours of ballet exercises and resistance work.”




For your first ballet class, relax and enjoy yourself even if, or maybe because, ballet is one of the most beautiful ways to exercise your body and brain.

*Swim a mile, sign up for a class and do two hours of ballet exercises, Watch Black Swan for motivation.


TD Jakes 1957

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“My destiny is to help other people reach their destiny. You must remember that real life does not begin in the light but what you do in the dark. Helping you has given me purpose, love, and life.”

*Help someone reach their destiny today.


Dick Vitale 1939

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“I’m 76 and I’m obsessed with this,” he said Wednesday. “I’m in 13 halls of fame. A guy who couldn’t play a lick but just showed the passion and love I have for the game. I want to show that passion now for pediatric cancer research.”



*Show the passion and the love to end up in a hall of fame. Think of donating to Dickie V’s charity for pediatric cancer.


Johnny Depp 1963 – watch Pirates of the Caribbean

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He addressed his excess spending on alcohol saying, “It’s insulting to say that I spent $30,000 on wine … because it was far more.”



Remember to give yourself credit where credit is due. It can be so easy to credit others but discredit yourself. Don’t do that. You have a lot to offer this world, but if you don’t believe in yourself it will be hard to get other people to believe in you. With that said, it’s okay to be confident and to show that confidence to other people.


*Watch The Pirates of the Caribbean, with a nice glass of wine, and be inspired by the confidence of Captain Jack Sparrow.


Jackie Mason 1931 – pastrami sandwich

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He orders in his staccato hecsent: “Listen, bring me a pastrami sanawhich (TO ME) you’ll have half, I’ll have half, also a half glass tea with a nepkin … she’ll also have tea …” and so it went mit the halves around the table.


*Go to a nice Jewish deli and order this way.

SNUB – Aaron Sorkin 1961

Review –

  • Take a music lesson
  • Take a ballet lesson
  • Help someone reach their destiny
  • Donate to Dickie V’s charity
  • Watch Pirates of the Carribean
  • Order a pastrami 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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