May 7


Pyotr Tchaikovsky 1840

“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”

*Don’t be lazy today and listen to Tchaikovsky for motivation.


Traci Lords 1968

*Warm up to Traci Lords with this 1990 classic.


Tim Russert 1950

“The best exercise for the human heart is reaching down to lift someone else up.”

*Lift someone up today and see what it does for your soul.


Earl Thomas 1989

As Thomas was carted off the field with a broken leg, he flipped the Seattle Seahawks the bird. Now injured, Thomas knew that most of his contract was not guaranteed, and Seattle would return the favor of flipping him off when pay day came.

*Your reminder that the company you work for does not care about you. It’s time to take care of yourself.


Darren McGavin 1922 – Billy Madison or A Christmas Story

*McGavin played dad to both Ralphy and Billy. Pick one to watch tonight.


Gary Cooper 1901 – Gary Cooper’s Buttermilk Griddle Cakes

*Enjoy these Gary Cooper Griddle Cakes for breakfast – as long as it’s before High Noon.

BONUS: Eva Peron 1919 – Eva Peron Cocktail for a nightcap


Johnny Unitas 1933

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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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