June 19



Blaise Pascal 1623

Pascal argues that our failure to understand the principles of reality is due to both our impatience and a certain lack of moral imagination.

*Be patient and have moral imagination today.


Dirk Nowitzki 1978

All Nowitzki needs is a plain, old bicycle.

*Go for a nice leisurely bike ride today. Then play some basketball and dominate like Dirk. 


Lou Gehrig 1903

Gehrig’s speech offers appreciation for the past joys and blessings, in whatever form they came.

*Appreciate your past joys and blessings today. Think of donating to alsa.org 



Macklemore 1983

“Make the money. Don’t let the money make you. Change the game. Don’t let the game change you.”

*Listen to Macklemore’s “Make the Money” and understand that your freedom is more important than money. Then go shopping at your local thrift shop.


Kathleen Turner 1954 – watch Peggy Sue Got Married

*Think about the changes you would make, if you went back to high school, as you watch Turner almost win an Oscar as Peggy Sue.


Zoe Saldana 1978

“I don’t believe in cheat days because I don’t believe in diets. I try not to deprive my body of anything, because the moment I have just salads and protein for a few days, I crave carbs. But when I eat everything in balance, I think less about food and more about everything else. It’s about eating to live, not living to eat.”

Breakfast: Saldana enjoys starting the day with mashed avocados and sliced tomatoes on toast []

Work Out []

Lunch: After a workout, she likes a combination of grilled honey ginger chicken, quinoa, and zucchini []

Dinner: She’s Obsessed with Her Mom’s Potato and Shrimp Salad []

Late night snack: “Popcorn caters to all of my senses before I go to bed” []

*Eat like Zoe all day.



SNUB – Paula Abdul 1962

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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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