April 2



Hans Christian Anderson 1805

Unlucky in status, in love and in looks, Anderson refused to let others intimidate him out of using his talent and became determined to only live up to the standards that he set for himself.

*No matter what you are “unlucky” in, work hard to live up to the standards you set for yourself.


Christopher Meloni 1961

His weight-room regimen consists of a jam-packed hour that extends to 90 minutes only on the days he tacks on an extra treadmill session.

“The workouts are fast and intense,”       “hit it and quit it”

“targeting exactly the muscle group I want to fire.”

*“Hit it and quit it” with a jam-packed hour work out and throw in another 30-minute treadmill session if you feel like solving a big SVU murder later.



Marvin Gaye 1939

*Listen to the soulful stylings of Marvin Gaye all day.


Roselyn Sanchez 1973

“I told myself I would never ride the subway. If I went from 42nd Street to 45th Street, I took a cab. I ate only at the best restaurants. I thought I would become a star in a month. But that’s not the way it works in New York. New York doesn’t care who you are or where you come from.”

A year later, she was out of cash and still jobless.

*No matter where you live, do not live beyond your means.


Michael Fassbender 1977 – Watch Steve Jobs

*Watch Fassbender almost win an Oscar in Steve Jobs.


Alec Guinness 1914 – Guinness Stew

*This is the stew you’re looking for. I made this in 2020 to rave reviews


SNUB – Pedro Pascal (the Mandalorian and Obi-Wan share a birthday) 1975 Pascal Siakam 1994

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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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