July 16



Jimmy Johnson 1943

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“Take an assistant coach. I’m looking for someone intelligent, who will work his ass off and is truly passionate about the game. I’m not concerned with how much he knows. If he has those three qualities, he’ll learn what he needs to know.”

*You are either intelligent or you’re not, but anyone can be truly passionate and work his ass off.


Carli Lloyd 1982

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“I don’t belong to any gym; everything I do is body-weight related.  I’ll do thing like burpees and mountain climbers, and push-ups and sit-ups.”

*Burpees, mountain climbers, push-ups, and sit-ups today. Play soccer too.


Ida B. Wells 1862

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“Our American Christians are too busy saving the souls of white Christians from burning in hell-fire to save the lives of black ones from present burning in fires kindled by white Christians.”

*Research Christianity in America. Learn from history so you know that it hasn’t been perfect.


Orville Redenbacher 1907

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“I drove back to Indiana wryly thinking we had paid $13,000 for someone to come up with the same name my mother had come up with when I was born,”

*Don’t waste money on things you can figure out for yourself.


Will Ferrell 1967 – watch Anchorman

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*Watch Anchorman and be ready to quote it the rest of the day. Get a deep burn and buy yourself a new suit too.

CROSSOVER – Food – a big burrito, a whole wheel of cheese, delicious fondue, ribs, brown bag lunch, pancake breakfast, scotch


Barry Sanders 1968 – chocolate chip shortbread cookies

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*Enjoy these chocolate chip shortbread cookies compliments of one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

Milk would be a good choice.

SNUB – Ginger Rogers 1911

Review –

  • Be truly passionate and work your ass off
  • Burpees, mountain climbers, sit-ups, and push-ups
  • Research Christianity in America
  • Don’t waste money on things you can do yourself
  • Watch Anchorman
  • Make chocolate chip shortbread cookies

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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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