A picture is worth a thousand words, so below is my 1,000 words on the Brussels terrorist attack.
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Honor Thy Temple
One way you can tell if you are eating healthy is to look at how colorful the items are on your plate.
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
Let’s hear your comments, is George right?
Getting Along with Others
Below is the key for people to think you are a great conversationalist.
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
Extraordinary people see and hear what is there, and not what they want to see and hear.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
Eastern philosophies encourage one to think about their death each day, so that they will make the most of each day. The question each of us has to answer for ourselves is whether how we go about spending the precious gift of another day.
The picture below may help some of you answer that question.
Be Your Own Life Coach
by Jeff Archer
There are a number of books about being your own life coach, including one with this very same title. However, this is the one that I read and I thought it was rather good. You may want to give it a try.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I applaud Matt Damon for trying to rescue the viewers of this film from total boredom; nevertheless, do yourself a favor and skip this film.
When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead [from boredom after watching this film] after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to [stop this film to survive] survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to [change the channel] bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for [doing something other than watch this film] a daring rescue mission. (Source: Obviously, the words in red are mine).
Bridge of Spies
Now here is a film that is worth watching. The film also provides some examples of both the noble and ignoble human character.
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man’s freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Optimism
It is good to learn that 55% of us believe 2016 will be a better year than 2015.
Another 30% of us believe 2016 will be about the same as 2015 and sadly 15% of us believe 2016 will be worse than 2015.
THIS WEEK POLL – You
This week’s poll is about you, the readers of this blog–could I ever find a more interesting topic.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Tight Connection To My Heart
(Has Anyone Seen My Love)
by Bob Dylan
ART OF THE WEEK
by Belgium Painter René Magritte
René Magritte is my favorite painter/philosopher and in support of the people of Brussels, Belgium; I thought I would select art from a Belgium artist, who is also my choice for the Extraordinary Person this week.
In May 1940 his home was invaded by the Nazi during World War II and Magritte fled with his close friends Paul Eluard and Scutenaire. It would be easy to assume then that this painting was about the German occupation of Belgium and Magritte’s homesickness about having to flee the country he loved. Certainly this is an emotional component of the painting but there’s much more.
(Source: http://www.renemagritte.org/homesickness.jsp )
René Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. His imagery has influenced pop, minimalist and conceptual art. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
A foreman tells Joe he needs to work in Area A today.
Joe says, “If you send me over to Area A, you are going to have to first write me a pass to see the Plant Nurse.
The foreman says, “Why?”
Joe says, “Because of my eyes.?
Foreman says, “What’s wrong with your eyes?”
Joe says, “I can’t see myself working in Area A.”
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8 thoughts on “03/28/16 – Brussels”
you had some great pictures and quotes…always thought provoking.
Sue, thank you very much for commenting and glad to hear you enjoyed the pictures and quotes. Bill
I loved your movie review, haha. I’ve heard several people rant about The Martian, but yours was truly brilliant. And great choice of pictures, they complement your post and are funny 🙂
Samantha, I’m glad you got a kick out of the little modifications I made to The Martian review–I just couldn’t help myself. And glad you liked the photos that come with the post.
(Of course I don’t think the top picture is funny – I do find it very sad and beautiful at the same time).
I think everyone understood that and as always I appreciate you commenting on my posts. Thank you.
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Like your Blog Bill! A lot of good stuff and perspectives but you and I are on totally opposite sides about the movie “The Martian” and I’m normally the action packed viewer, which truly this wasn’t. Loved the movie! Most of his solutions were scientifically correct. The book was much better and if you hadn’t read it, wouldn’t enjoy the movie as much.
Phil, thank you very much for commenting and also giving us a different perspective on The Martian. I did appreciate Matt Damon’s efforts.