November 18



Alan Shepard 1923

Today in Star Trek history: astronaut Alan Shepard becomes first American  in space (1961) — Daily Star Trek News

“I think first of all you have to be there for the right reason. You have to be there not for fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively.”

*How can you apply your talent and ability effectively today?


Tirumalai Krishnamacharya 1888

Father of Modern Yoga - Sri. T Krishnamacharya | Yoga Shala Heidelberg

Yamaniyamadi Samadhi yukta – the practice of all the eight limbs must be undertaken with mental restraint (vritti nirodha). All the nuances of the practice should be learned from a right guru.

The Yoga for You: Find the right yoga poses for you.

BONUS: Chloe Sevigny 1974

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“I’ve just started doing yoga three times a week.” “I feel strong and limber, and my sex life is through the roof.”

*Find the right poses for your needs and practice them today. Go to your nearest yoga studio for help and further training. Do it for your sex life!


Nate Parker 1979

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“I feel like we see that a lot in 2016 ― more often now than I ever could’ve imagined. I ask myself: ‘If Christ was here, how would he react to the misuse and misrepresentation of his name and his actions.'”

“’How might we be more effective in holding ourselves as Christians accountable to his actual word?’ I, for one, believe that partisanship should have nothing to do with the actions of Christ. You’re either Christlike, or you’re not.”

*Watch Parker in The Birth of a Nation (2016). Are you Christlike or not?


Megyn Kelly 1970

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She asserts that her job at NBC isn’t about money. “And if it was,” “I would have stayed a practicing lawyer and I wouldn’t have taken a job for $17,000 as a reporter. Trust me, I was making a lot more money as an almost partner at Jones Day. Nor would I have left Fox News, which was definitely paying me more than I’m earning at NBC. But I don’t care. And the next job may pay less than this one. It’s not about money for me. It’s about doing what works for me, what makes me happy, what works with my family, and what I connect with. That’s it.”

How much did you make per year at your last job?

How much do you make per year at your current job?

How much will you make per year at your next job?


Owen Wilson 1968 – watch The Royal Tenenbaums

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*Watch Wilson almost win an Oscar for writing in The Royal Tenenbaums.


David Ortiz 1975 – tuna steak

Big Papi GIFs | Tenor

“No matter what you make or how you make it, the food will always taste better when you eat it with people you enjoy.”

*Invite your friends over and make David Ortiz’s 5-Step Tuna Steak Recipe

BONUS: Jason Williams 1975 – white chocolate for dessert

SNUB – Len Bias 1963

Len Bias: The Fallen Dream | Hardwood Amino

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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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