June 21



Chris Pratt 1979

“Don’t be a turd. If you are strong, be a protector. If you are smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons, so do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that.”

How can you use your strength and intelligence as a weapon for good today?

BONUS: Prince William 1982

“My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring.”

*A more proper way of saying – “don’t be a turd.”


Jane Russell 1921

Russell hated diets and never counted calories, only opting to cut alcoholic drinks if she ever needed to give up anything. To slim down, she practiced enjoyable routines such as hula hooping, archery, swimming, tennis, skiing, golf, and dancing.

*No booze today and pick one of the following enjoyable routines – hula hooping, archery, swimming, tennis, skiing, golf, or dancing.


Edward Snowden 1983 – watch Snowden

He acted peacefully, openly, with total dedication to principle. He took responsibility for speaking the truth. He did it with a clean conscience. He has been willing to face the consequences for his actions.

How did you act peacefully, openly, and with total dedication to principle today?

How did you speak the truth today?


Pierre Omidyar 1967

“Inspiration is much more effective than delegation.”

How did you inspire others with your work ethic today?

 What could you sell on eBay?


Juliette Lewis 1973 – watch Cape Fear

*Watch Juliette Lewis almost win an Oscar in Cape Fear.


Richard Jefferson 1980

“I grew up in Phoenix and Southern California so Mexican is my favorite food. Gosh there are so many [great dishes].” “It could be carne asada burritos. It could be steak enchiladas. Fried beans. I love rolled tacos. I love guacamole. I have a problem; I really have a problem when it comes to Mexican food.”

*You guessed it – eat some Mexican food in honor of the former NBA champion.



SNUB – Lana Del Rey 1985

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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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