March 19



William Jennings Bryan 1860

Bryan was hard-working, courageous, and noble in moral principles as well as friendly, charming, and optimistic. He spoke for the common man, and so he became known as “The Great Commoner”.

*Be like William Jennings Bryan. Virtuous. Spiritual. Hard-working. Courageous. Noble. Charming. Optimistic. Pick at least one of these to excel at today.


Clayton Kershaw 1988

“In the weight room, everybody has good days and bad days. Clayton Kershaw has a lot more good days than most.”

*Have a “good day” in the weight room today. Play catch with a friend later.


Carlton Pearson 1953 – watch Come Sunday

The moving story of Bishop Carlton Pearson’s personal journey from leading a religious congregation to being labeled a heretic. When one pastor’s personal beliefs take him from the heights of religious mountaintops to the valley lows. Everybody’s welcome, but is everybody wanted?

*What did you learn from this movie?


Andy Reid 1958

Super Bowl winning coach Andy Reid is worth an estimated $25 million but still drives a vintage vehicle that his father bought for $25 sometime in the 1940s.

*This is your reminder of what a bad investment a new car is.


Bruce Willis 1955 – watch Die Hard

Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Charles Bronson, Nick Nolte, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Don Johnson, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Dean Anderson were all considered for the role of John McClane. And all declined it.

*Make Die Hard your first choice in entertainment today. Yippee Ky yay.


Glenn Close 1947 – rabbit stew

“The only thing that bothered me was the rabbit,” “I thought it was over the top.”

*After making this rabbit stew, eat it while watching Glenn Close almost win an Oscar in Fatal Attraction.

SNUB – AJ Lee 1987

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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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