Possible Presidential Candidate
Given all the chaos with this year’s USA presidential nominating process, I have heard some talk about Rick Astley, who promises among other things to “never let you down. Before making up your mind, you should click on the link below for one of Rick Astley’s campaign speeches. And of course please feel free via the comment section to suggest other potential candidates.
Honor Thy Temple
Walking is a great exercise for both physical and mental benefits.
Also you should put a lot of thought into your clothing choices, since how you dress reflects your self-image and people do judge you by your clothing choices. If you wish to be extraordinary, the gentleman below provides a good example of how you want your clothing choices to make you feel.
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
Please don’t be one of those people who brightens up a room by leaving it.
Getting Along with Others
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, the only difference between people is what they do with those 24 hours.
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
It is possible to be addicted to anything, not just drugs and alcohol. People slowly kill themselves by being addicted to nicotine, sugar and white flour. Others, destroy themselves by being addicted to money, power, sex, fame and all sorts of other things.
You can never me extraordinary if you are addicted to anything.
by Nicole Williams
Wildly Sophisticated came out in 2004, I have read it and reviewed it several times over the years and I think it is still relevant and provides some common sense ideas in an interesting way. Although it is written for women, the advice is useful for anyone.
Or if you want something fresher from Nicole Williams, she has since written several other books. I have not got around to them, but I suspect they too contain good advice presented in an interesting style.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Our Brand Is Crisis
Given that we are in the presidential nomination season here in the USA, I thought this film is relevant; but, in any case, it is a rather superb film to watch.
Failing badly in the polls, a Bolivian presidential candidate enlists the services of an American management team for help. The main star is “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant strategist who comes out of self-imposed retirement for a chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy. With Candy working for the opposition, it becomes a down-and-dirty, all-out battle between political consultants, where nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters.
LAST WEEK’S POLL – You
When it comes to gender, 55% of us are female, 45% male and the rest are other.
Regarding our ages:
35% are 60 to 69
30% are 50 to 59
15% are 70 to 79
10% are 40 to 49
5% are 30 to 39
5% are 80 or older
Regarding our level of education:
55% are college graduates
30% have masters degrees
10% are high school graduates
5% are community college graduates
As to how you know about this blog posting:
79% received an email from me
16% were notified via Facebook
5% were notified via WordPress
THIS WEEK POLL – Keeping Your Mouth Shut
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Music Changes you
by Logan Paul
Folks, tell me via a comment, if you don’t believe music can change you after watch Logan Paul.
ART OF THE WEEK
Miscellaneous Statute in Rome
In my travels throughout the world, I have seen a lot of art. Some of that art is well-known and instantly recognizable. As for other art, all information about the work is lost in antiquity. For example, above is a photo of a statue I saw in Rome that caught my eye. Unfortunately, there are no details about who the statute represents or who created the statute.
Born in Boston in 1706, Benjamin Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War. His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and map making. A printer and writer known for his wit and wisdom, Franklin was a polymath who published Poor Richard’s Almanack, invented bifocal glasses and organized the first successful American lending library. (Source: http://www.biography.com/people/benjamin-franklin-9301234#synopsis)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
Something to remember when asked about your political party affiliation.
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