November 28

CONVERSE WITH PARADISE DAY

MIND

William Blake 1757

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“Poetry, Painting & Music, the three Powers in man of conversing with Paradise, which the flood did not sweep away.”

*Read the poetry of William Blake []   

Look at the paintings of Jackson Pollock []

Listen to the Motown music of Berry Gordy []

Do you feel as though you have conversed with Paradise?

BODY

Summer Rae 1983

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“I lift four days a week, and on my fifth day I do HIIT if I have time. I try to do intense cardio twice a week, but because of my schedule I sometimes have to do it on a lift day. SoulCycle is my new favourite! I’m pretty obsessed with it, as we just got it in Chicago. I love the positivity in the class and the loud music. If I’m going to do cardio like that for an hour, I need someone yelling at me and pushing me!”

*Lift []               HIIT []               intense cardio []                       SoulCycle []

SOUL

Berry Gordy Jr. 1929

Motown founder Berry Gordy turns 90

Gordy reached across the racial divide with music that could touch all people, regardless of the color of their skin. Under his tutelage, Motown became a model of black capitalism, pride and self-expression.

*Listen to Motown music all day. It’s good for the soul.

MONEY

Jon Stewart 1962

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“If I had only followed CNBC’s advice, I’d have a million dollars today, provided I started with a hundred million dollars.”

*Use caution when taking financial advice.

Whose financial advice do you trust?

ENTERTAINMENT

Ed Harris 1950 – watch Pollock

Ed Harris, 'Pollock' - A Method to Their Madness: Stars Who Went Way Too  Far for Their Roles - Zimbio

For Harris, “Pollock” represents the culmination of a 10-year labor of love.

Life Magazine asked: “Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?”

*Watch Ed Harris almost win an Oscar for his role as Jackson Pollock.

What did you learn from Pollock?

FOOD

Judd Nelson 1959 – Breakfast Club sandwich

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You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.

*Listen to some Motown while making this Breakfast Club sandwich and enjoy eating it while watching The Breakfast Club.

https://www.food.com/recipe/breakfast-club-sandwich-267610

BONUS: Karen Gillan 1987 – “My ideal sandwich would have avocado, chicken, pepper and bread with seeds.”

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SNUB – Mary Elizabeth Winstead 1984

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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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