The 18th Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats takes place in Downtown Royal Oak. The festival offers more than 200 performances on nine stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, and local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in Metro-Detroit. Each year international, regional and local attractions at the festival make the City of Royal Oak the premier destination for Labor Day weekend.
In 2014, over 365,000 visitors attended the festival and over $360K was raised for local charities. Festival admission is $3 until 3pm and $5 after 3pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is free to enter until 5pm on Friday only. For more information, please click on the link below:
There is also a 5K / 10K race associated with the event that starts Saturday morning, September 5. For more information, please click on the link below:
Here is an article I came across this week in USA Today. I suspect with all the money Walter Palmer has to go big game hunting and pay his way out of sexual harassment lawsuits, he is more than just a dentist who worked in this dental practice.
Anyway, the photo below sums up my feelings towards this “big game hunter”.
I understand Walter Palmer is in hiding. I wonder why?
NEW STORE IN ROYAL OAK
Emmy’s Post is a new boutique store in Royal Oak, MI on 6th street between Main and Washington streets. It has some fantastic clothes for girls of all ages at very reasonable prices. If you would like to know more about the store, please clink on the link below:
Here is my wife, Carol, checking out this wonderful store.
Back in July I did a poll and only two of you said that you bought or read a book that was mentioned in this blog. So, I think I will repeat a book that I believe contains fantastic advice and is probably a book that I have read and reviewed more than any other book. It is written by David Brown, the husband of Helen Gurley Brown. If you don’t know who Helen Gurley Brown is, well.
There is so much good advice in this easy to read, inexpensive book. Of course, if you prefer to remain ordinary; well that is your choice.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK – This week I selected what I think is a fantastic short film (less than six minutes) by Control Alt Delete that is titled “Fin”. It was awarded Best Film at the 2014 Detroit 48 Hour Film Project and was also awarded Best in the categories of Costumes and Writing, plus was an Audience Award Winner. I think after viewing this short film, it will be easy to understand what it did so well.
A relative of mine, Cory Oyama, was on the creative and sound teams that created this wonderful little film–I just really like it and want you to see it.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK – I feel so strongly about Detachment, that I devoted one chapter of my book to it.
LAST WEEK POLL – Participating in a foot race.
The majority (47%) of you say that you have never entered a race–you have no idea what you are missing.
At least 12% of you have completed a one-mile walk/run–anyone should be able to do that. Majority (47%), are you listening?
An impressive 29% have completed a 5K (3.1 mile) race–well done.
And an amazing 12% of you have done the extraordinary by completing a 26.2 mile race.
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Want to learn something about yourself, than participate in this week’s poll.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE – I understand that so many women want to be appreciate for more than just their looks, so this week’s joke is for those ladies.
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE – Cleopatra
Cleopatra [ ]; (69 – August 12, 30 BC), [ ] was the last active pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt, only shortly survived by her son, Caesarion as pharaoh. After her reign, Egypt became a province of the then-recently established Roman Empire.
Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Macedonian Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great’s death. [ ] The Ptolemies, throughout their dynasty, spoke Greek and refused to speak Egyptian.[ ] By contrast, Cleopatra did learn to speak Egyptian and represented herself as the reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess, Isis.
Cleopatra [ ] eventually she became sole ruler. As pharaoh, she consummated a liaison with Julius Caesar that solidified her grip on the throne. She later elevated her son with Caesar, Caesarion, to co-ruler in name.
After Caesar’s assassination in 44 BC, she aligned with Mark Antony in opposition to Caesar’s legal heir, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (later known as Augustus). With Antony, she bore the twins Cleopatra Selene II and Alexander Helios, and another son, Ptolemy Philadelphus [ ]. After losing the Battle of Actium to Octavian’s forces, Antony committed suicide. Cleopatra followed suit, according to tradition killing herself by means of an asp bite on August 12, 30 BC. She was briefly outlived by Caesarion, who was declared pharaoh by his supporters but soon killed on Octavian’s orders. Egypt became the Roman province of Aegyptus.
To this day, Cleopatra remains a popular figure in Western culture. Her legacy survives in numerous works of art and the many dramatizations of her story in literature and other media, including William Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, George Bernard Shaw’s play Caesar and Cleopatra, [ ] and the 1963 film Cleopatra. (Source: Wikipedia)
And as I mentioned the last week, I now have a box at the bottom of the post where you can type in a reply or comment on something. I’m feeling a bit lonely, without any comments.
And as always, please leave a comment or send me your suggestions for current events, jokes, thoughts, movies, book, extraordinary people or even songs, or anything you believe may be interesting and thought provoking for the readers of this blog. My address: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org