May 8



Harry S Truman 1884

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.”

*In your life, the buck stops with you.


Olivia Culpo 1992

“I eat small, healthy meals every two to three hours, and stay away from liquid calories. Juice is a killer. The sugar will go straight to your butt.”

*Be like Ms. Universe and eat small, healthy meals every two to three hours. And NO juice!


Kemba Walker 1990

“Life has been great. Just being able to live my dream, play basketball for a living, being able to take care of my family, it’s been everything I expected.”

*A lot of people doubted the undersized Walker could make it in the NBA. His heart and soul led him to living his dream.”


Bill Cowher 1957

“There’s balance in my life here that I’ve never had before and that’s pretty special.”

*Cowher retired as a coach to achieve a better work-life balance. What is your plan?


Enrique Iglesias 1975

*Listen to the Grammy winning Enrique Iglesias. He could be your hero, baby.


Don Rickles 1926 – baked beans

BONUS: Candace Nelson 1974 – orange cranberry cupcakes

*Make yourself the Don Rickles pork and beans as one of your small meals. Reward yourself at the end of the day with a cupcake.

SNUB – Melissa Gilbert 1964

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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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