January 30



FDR 1882

F.D.R. Proposes a Second Bill of Rights: A Decent Job, Education & Health  Care Will Keep Us Free from Despotism (1944) | Open Culture

*Look at FDR’s proposal for a Second Bill of Rights. Take today to write down how you can improve on all 6 of these ideals.

Improve your job

Improve your wages

Improve your home

Improve your medical care

Improve your economic protection (insurance)

Improve your education

BONUS: Fred Korematsu 1919 – FDR’s Executive Order 9066 took Korematsu’s job, wages, and home away from him after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

A Veteran Teacher's Lessons: Commemorate Civil Rights Hero Fred Korematsu


Christian Bale 1974

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In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I’ll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now. After I remove the ice pack, I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial masque which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after-shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

*Do the American Psycho morning ritual. Make it a daily habit – without the murdering.


Kid Cudi 1984

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Cudi raps that sex and marijuana are the only things that calm him down—but admits that neither bring him satisfaction nor fulfillment.

*What are the things that calm you down?

What brings you satisfaction and fulfillment?


Vanessa Redgrave 1937

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Redgrave needs the money because she earned little during her exile, insists on doing low-paying theatrical productions and continues to pump much of her income into causes.

*Oscar winning actors need to continue to earn money, especially if they plan on giving to causes.


Dick Cheney 1941 – watch Vice

PolitiFact | Vice: What the movie gets right and wrong about Dick Cheney

*Christian Bale shares a birthday with the man he portrays in the movie Vice.

BONUS: Phil Collins 1951 – Listen to “In the Air Tonight” to go to sleep tonight.

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Gene Hackman 1930 – Popeye’s chicken

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“Popeye Doyle, the New York narc created by Gene Hackman in ‘The French Connection,’ was the most compelling of characters, a man driven by violent hungers that had little to do with his job as a cop.”

1972 – Alvin C. Copeland Sr., opens “Chicken on the Run” in New Orleans. He reopens the restaurant as “Popeye’s” (after Popeye Doyle of The French Connection), selling spicy, New Orleans-style chicken.

*Use that violent hunger to get Popeye’s chicken. Eat it while watching The French Connection

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SNUB – Eiza Gonzalez 1990

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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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