January 29



Edward Burns 1968

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“I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that ‘do what makes you happy’ thing in check.”

*What kind of guilt are you suffering from?

How does it keep your happiness in check?


Heather Graham 1970 – yoga

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“Yoga is my obsession. I love it! I would rather be doing yoga than most other things.”

*Yoga is a workout that is suggested a lot. If it is suggested so much, it must work. Find a Yoga studio that you like and use it throughout this year. Maybe it will become your obsession.

Watch her in Boogie Nights as motivation to go roller skating tonight.


Harriet Tubman 1820 (maybe)

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“Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”

*Have a deep and abiding faith that guides you. The same God that helped guide Harriet Tubman, guides you. Don’t ever stop. Keep going.


Oprah Winfrey 1954

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Instead of spending or investing everything she has, Winfrey keeps some of her money aside in case her fortunes change. Oprah confessed that she had built up a rainy-day fund of $50 million cash.

*Stash away enough money for 3 to 6 months of expenses in a high interest savings account.

Where are you stashing your rainy-day fund?


Tom Selleck 1945 – watch Magnum P.I.

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*Watch as much of the original Magnum P.I. as you can today, while growing an epic mustache.


William McKinley 1843 – hot lobster salad

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Hot Lobster salad…was prized enough by the McKinley’s to be served as the focal point of their silver wedding anniversary celebration….

*Enjoy this hot (warm) lobster salad recipe in honor of President McKinley’s birthday.

BONUS: Anton Chekhov 1860 – Blini Stack with Honey Orange Filling for dessert

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“They are crisp, lacy, and as plump as the shoulders of a merchant’s daughter. A whole lot sexier than duck stomachs, in other words, and maybe even worth a trip.”

*Chekhov immortalizes his love for blinis in “On Mortality,”. Enjoy them while reading some Chekhov.

SNUB – Adam Lambert 1982 – “What do you want from me?”

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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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