April 23



William Shakespeare 1564 (died April 23, 1616)

He had a power which is rarely absent from great poets, the power of absorbing the fruits of reading.

*Read. You should still have a book that was suggested to you. Take time and read today – maybe start reading Shakespeare.

What are you currently reading?


John Cena 1977

The 10-time WWE champ tries to hit a new max on his main lifts every six weeks.

*Use today to hit a new max on your main lifts. Bench, squat, deadlift.


George Lopez 1961

“When I started to play golf it brought out all of the things that were wrong with me. I was bad tempered, I would quit, I would lie on the score – and I was really only lying to myself on that. Through handling my temper, through calming myself down, through trying less, I did more. It’s not a religious thing, because it’s not a religion, but it is very peaceful. I’m practicing a little bit of Buddhism now, which is completely out of the ordinary for me. Golf is a little bit like that. At that moment, at that time, you’re being your best.”

*Choose an activity that helps you become your best. Practice that activity like Buddhism.


James Buchanan 1791

“If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed.”

*There is someone out there that would love to have your job. Your dream job may open because someone hates it.

What advice would you have for your replacement at your current job?


Michael Moore 1954 – watch Bowling for Columbine

*Watch Moore win an Oscar in Bowling for Columbine.

What are your thoughts on this movie?

BONUS: Roy Orbison 1936 – listen to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer all day – you got it!


Valerie Bertinelli 1960 – cherry cheesecake pizza pie

April 23 recognizes the food holiday National Cherry Cheesecake Day.

*Make Valerie’s cherry cheesecake pizza pie and take it on a picnic today.

BONUS: Gigi Hadid 1995 – Gigi lives by the motto “Eat clean to stay fit, eat a burger to stay sane.”

*Eat a burger to stay sane today.

SNUB – Lil Eazy-E 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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