May 13



Stephen Colbert 1964

“Accept suffering. Learn to love loss and pain.”

*How can you show loss who is boss and grow as a person?

BONUS: Darius Rucker 1966

In “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” Rucker reminds us of the importance of perseverance and courage.

“It won’t be like this for long. One day soon we’ll look back laughing.”


Robert Pattinson 1986

“The actor has cut down on alcohol and has stripped back on processed meat and fried foods as a way of accelerating his physical transformation,”

*Try Robert Pattinson’s pre-Batman beasting plan.


Stevie Wonder 1950

Faith plays strongly into Wonder’s life. You can hear it in his music, such as in the song “Have a Talk With God,” where he repeatedly sings: “When you feel your life’s too hard, just go have a talk with God.”

*Have a talk with God today. Listen to Stevie Wonder for inspiration.


Joe Louis 1914

Louis spent money like it might rot shortly after going into his pockets.

*Money is not evil or dirty. Don’t be afraid to hold on to your money. Joe Louis had several rainy days after his boxing career was over, unfortunately he had not saved for a rainy day.

How are you saving for a rainy day?

BONUS: Dennis Rodman 1961 – “Fifty percent of life in the NBA is sex. The other fifty percent is money.”


Harvey Keitel 1939 – watch Bugsy

Watch Harvey Keitel almost win an Oscar in Bugsy.


Ritchie Valens 1941 – La Bamba Casserole

The news of the crash shocked the country. Ritchie was only 17 years old when he died. In 1971, Don McLean penned the song “American Pie,” which immortalized the crash as “the day the music died.”

*You should have some American Pie left from yesterday for dessert today, after eating this La Bamba casserole.

BONUS: Bea Arthur 1922 – wash it all down with Bea Arthur’s Underpants.

SNUB – Debby Ryan 1993

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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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