November 7



Madame Curie 1867

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She immersed herself in French and math and made ends meet cleaning glassware in university labs. Science thrilled her, and she earned a degree in physics in 1893 and another in mathematics.

*Immerse yourself in what thrills you. Even if you must grind to make ends meet.


Amy Purdy 1979

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“Working out for me…[is] more to take care of myself and get those endorphins going versus it being a job like it was a few years ago.”

*Get those endorphins going today by running, dancing, and/or snowboarding. Watch Amy Purdy’s TED talk about living beyond limits, for motivation – you have no excuses today.


Billy Graham 1918

Prayer for the day: “Almighty God, how glorious are my thoughts of You, for You are everywhere loving and caring for the minutest details of our lives!”

*On Billy Graham’s website you can get a daily devotional and a prayer for the day. This may be something that you want to put in your daily routine.

What is your prayer for today?


Laura Vitale 1986

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Vitale’s YouTube channel can get an average of 230,000 views per day from different sources. This generates an estimated $350 per day ($130,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.

*This makes me realize that I need to get a 365DOLF YouTube channel.

What is the name of your YouTube channel?


Herman J. Mankiewicz 1897 – watch Citizen Kane

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Mankiewicz, along with Welles, would share the sole Oscar awarded to the film: Best Original Screenplay.

*Watch Mank win an Oscar for writing Citizen Kane.


Samin Nosrat 1979 – Salt – Fat – Acid – Heat

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Salt – Add it in the right amount, at the right time, in the right form, and your food will be delicious. Fatmakes 5 distinct textures possible: Crisp, Creamy, Flaky, Tender, and Light. Acid – acid balances flavor Heatthe primary decision is whether to cook food slowly over gentle heat or quickly over intense heat

Breakfast: Nekisia’s Olive Oil and Sea Salt Granola []

Lunch: Cacio e Pepe – Think of this recipe as the best mac and cheese you’ll ever make in your life! []

Dinner: Slow-Roasted pork tacos from Salt Fat Acid Heat – remember to “bow to the taco” []

Dessert: Apple Tart with Aaron’s Tart Dough from Salt Fat Acid Heat []

*Cook like Nosrat all day. Get her book or watch her Netflix show

BONUS: Taco Charlton 1994 – “Bow to the Taco” – Rather than contorting one’s taco to fit into one’s mouth, Samin, suggests bowing one’s head so the taco remains intact.

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SNUB – Elsa Hosk 1988

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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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