11/23/15 – A Disturbing World

 CURRENT EVENTS

Viva la France!

France

Normally, I post something different each week; but I’m going to stay with Viva la France again this week.

SELF-HELP BOOKS

Keep Calm and Carry On is a little book of motivational quotes.  The title coming from a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for the Second World War.  The book came out in 2009 and I first read it in 2010.  It doesn’t take long to read it, since it is just quotes.  But the title appealed to me during these troubled times.

Keep Calm and Carry On

You can read more about the history of the motivational quote used as the title for this book on Wikipedia.  Just click on:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Calm_and_Carry_On

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

good and obedient wives

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Coffee y Wine

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Sometimes the world is so disturbing, that one alternative to depression is to dance.  I think I’m going to dance now.

LAST WEEK POLL – A Christmas Carol

A Christ Carol image for poll

It seems like many of us have seen a movie based up the story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  And I thought a surprising number of us have seen a play based upon the story.  And a good number of us have even read the story.

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Thanksgiving

SONG OF THE WEEK

I guess I’m not the only one feeling the need to dance.  Click on the link below and scroll down a little past the history and you will see some performers from the past dancing to Uptown Funk.  

Uptown Funk

http://www.littlethings.com/uptown-funk-dance-oldies-classic-vintage-nostalgia-vts/?utm_source=LTts&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=performances

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoleon

Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution [ ]

Napoleon dominated European affairs for over a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, rapidly gaining control of continental Europe before his ultimate defeat in 1815. One of the greatest commanders in history, his campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide and he remains one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in Western history.

In civil affairs, Napoleon had a major long-term impact by bringing liberal reforms to the countries that he conquered, especially the Low Countries, Switzerland, Italy, and large parts of Germany. He implemented fundamental liberal policies in France and throughout Western Europe. His lasting legal achievement was the Napoleonic Code, which has been adopted in various forms by a quarter of the world’s legal systems, from Japan to Quebec. (Source:  Wikipedia)

BLOG

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MY BOOK

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My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

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