I’m not an astrophysicist, like Neal deGrasse Tyson, but I will try to keep you updated on various astrological events that come to my attention, like this extraordinary piece of information.
Happy Easter Everyone
Honor Thy Temple
One of the components of fitness is flexibility. As you can see below, yoga can help you stay flexible. Here are some people practicing yoga immediately after St. Patrick’s Day last week.
Here is another piece of good advice that I found in the April 2016 edition of Runners World:
When something works, excuse-proof it
On the other hand:
When something stops working, stop [ ]
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
How many times do we all fail to take action to make our dreams come true and our lives extraordinary.
It is time to cut that out.
Getting Along with Others
Some people with a distorted view of their religion, have done bad things to others in the name of religion.
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
Just think how much our lives would improve if we could actually learn and apply the following:
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
If we aren’t careful, we can drive ourselves relentlessly crazy trying to do things or acquire things–that isn’t being extraordinary.
Star Trek: The Klingon Way
by Marc Okrand
If you are a fan of Star Trek, you may want to check out this easy read about Klingon virtues.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
If you have style, class and enjoy a movie with a bit of a story line, do yourself a favor and avoid Sisters. I stopped it, but wish I had never seen any of it. I expected more out of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Midnight in Paris
Instead, why don’t you check out Midnight in Paris. It is a fun film and you will learn so much about art, without ever taking an art history course. It is an amazing and witty film. For instance, Hemingway asks Gil if he ever hunts. Gill answers, “For bargains.”
Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a screenwriter and aspiring novelist. Vacationing in Paris with his fiancée (Rachel McAdams), he has taken to touring the city alone. On one such late-night excursion, Gil encounters a group of strange — yet familiar — revelers, who sweep him along, apparently back in time, for a night with some of the Jazz Age’s icons of art and literature. The more time Gil spends with these cultural heroes of the past, the more dissatisfied he becomes with the present.
LAST WEEK’S POLL – When It Comes to Reading
I am pleased that 40% of us read more than 24 books a year, and sorry to report that 18% of us read less than two books a year.
Twenty-0ne percent of us read more than 12 books a year and another 21% of us read 2 to 6 books a year
THIS WEEK POLL – Optimism
At the start of this year, I asked how optimistic you felt about 2016. Eighty-seven percent of you expected 2016 to be better than 2015.
Nine percent of you thought 2016 would be about the same as 2015 and four percent of you thought 2016 would be worse than 2015.
Practically 1/4 of this year is over and I thought it might be a good time to check and see how 2016 is going for you, so here is this week’s poll.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
What guy can’t relate to this song?
She’s So Cold
by The Rolling Stones
ART OF THE WEEK
Venus de Milo
Like the Stones said, “I’m so hot for her and she’s so cold.”
Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, it is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Venus to the Romans).
It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life-size at 6 ft. 8 in. high. The arms and original plinth were lost following its discovery. From an inscription that was on its plinth, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch; earlier, it was mistakenly attributed to the master sculptor Praxiteles. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The statue is named after the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered. (Source: Wikipedia)
Neal deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson (Born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.
From 1995 to 2005, Tyson wrote monthly essays in the “Universe” column for Natural History magazine, some of which were published in his book Death by Black Hole (2007). During the same period, he wrote a monthly column in Star Date magazine, answering questions about the universe under the pen name “Merlin”. Material from the column appeared in his books Merlin’s Tour of the Universe (1998) and Just Visiting This Planet (1998).
Tyson served on a 2001 government commission on the future of the U.S. aerospace industry, and on the 2004 Moon, Mars and Beyond commission. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in the same year. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the television show NOVA Science, now on PBS. Since 2009, he has hosted the weekly podcast Star Talk. In 2014, he hosted the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences awarded Tyson the Public Welfare Medal in 2015 for his “extraordinary role in exciting the public about the wonders of science”. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
This joke is for those of you involved with health care claims.
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11 thoughts on “03/21/16 – Astrological News”
This is a very entertaining yet informative post! In addition to my poll-answer: I just got back home from dining out with my parents. They finally sold my deceased aunt’s house and the future is looking a bit brighter already! Away with 2015 and its hardship, let’s all embrace 2016! 😀
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Samantha, thank you very much for commenting and I am glad to hear you find my posts entertaining as well as informative. I used to teach a college class and I always tried for that same approach, entertaining and even a little informative. I spent so many hours in college classes that seemed like the class went on for eternity. One week I missed a class and asked my buddy if I missed anything. He replied, that he was still trying to wake up from that class.
Everyone should be like you and embrace 2016, if it will not be a better year on its own, we will just make it a better year anyway 🙂
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I once had a teacher whom everyone loved ao much as he was funny, strict, and very good at teaching. One day he forgot to keep track of time and he continued his class for ten minutes longer than planned. After he found out, he was surprised nobody had told him or had objected. We simply couldn’t get enough of him 🙂
I like how you said you decided to become extraordinary. I’ve decided that come what may, 2016 is going to be a good year. Even if it’s the last thing I’ll ever do, I’ll make it so! 😉
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Entertaining and eclectic blog again this week. Glad you mentioned the movie Sisters. I agree 100%. Hope you can save a few people from viewing it. I especially loved what the monk had to say about “doing nothing”. I agree! And your insight into astronomy about the moon’s next appearance is brilliant!
Regarding “Sisters”, I expected so much more out of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. We may have to watch Midnight in Paris again, I can’t get enough of that movie. As for the astronomy, I’m working on something related to the appearance of the sun, but it is still a bit early to make an announcement regarding the frequency of its appearance.
Interesting site Bill..men don’t understand Stones song….pretty clear to me….lol…about 2016…every year gets better and better with my husband Ed….life is sooo good. Thanks
Thank you for commenting. I’ll have to listen to a Stone’s song a few thousand more times 🙂
Laughing…….I do read your blog every week…I will try to comment more often.I do vote, but not sure I actually hit “vote .
We are going to Florence soon and have tickets to the Accademia to see “the David”. I almost through them out when I saw “your David” after his tour of America. Thankfully Venus de Milo did not go on that same tour!
As for Neil deGrasse Tyson….he will be at the Fox Theater this week, Mar 24th.
Thank you for commenting and hopefully “The David” will have trimmed back down from his American tour. You’ll have a great time in Florence.