More Possible Presidential Candidates
I believe Kirk and Spock’s campaign slogan is, “The Logical Choice”.
And speaking of choices
Honor Thy Temple
In addition, under this heading I have stressed the impact of clothing choices on our self-image. If Women’s Fashion is of interest to you, I suggest you check out this site
And while you are at it, you may as well check out my favorite Royal Oak store Emmy’s Post, where of all things you can even buy a copy of my book.
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
Getting Along with Others
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
I’ve said it several times, please be sure you are seeing and hearing what is there and not what you want was there.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
I know it is challenging, trying to be extraordinary; which is probably why so many people don’t even try. You just have to learn to forget yesterdays mistakes, undone tasks, etc. and begin the day as a fresh opportunity.
by Thomas Paine
This little book applies to a lot of things if you read it and think deeply about what it says.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
If you are having trouble appreciating the little things in life, I strongly suggest you watch this wonderful and entertaining film.
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Your Favorite Type of Movie
Here is how you voted:
23% Romantic Comedy
7% Science Fiction
4% Kids & Family
3% Art House/Indie
Below is a Nielsen 2012 favorite movie genres poll results to compare with how we did.
THIS WEEK POLL – Self-Defense Training
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Kung Fu Fighting
by Carl Douglas
ART OF THE WEEK
Another Roman Statue
I was going through my photos and found another statue from one of my visits to Rome. I’m not sure exactly which emperor this is a statue of, since some of the later emperors during Rome’s decline weren’t much more than clowns.
Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, [ ], and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. [ ]
Born in Thetford, England [ ], Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution. Virtually every rebel read (or listened to a reading of) his powerful pamphlet Common Sense (1776). Common Sense was so influential that John Adams said, “Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.”
Paine lived in France for most of the 1790s, becoming deeply involved in the French Revolution. He wrote Rights of Man (1791), in part a defense of the French Revolution against its critics. In 1792, despite not being able to speak French, he was elected to the French National Convention.
In December 1793, he was arrested and was taken to Luxembourg Prison in Paris. While in prison, he continued to work on The Age of Reason (1793–94). Paine’s imprisonment in France caused a general uproar in America, and future President James Monroe used all of his diplomatic connections to get Paine released in November 1794. He became notorious because of his pamphlets The Age of Reason, in which he advocated deism, promoted reason and free thought, and argued against institutionalized religion in general [ ] (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
Thanks to Sue and Samantha for commenting on last week’s post. Comments are so encouraging, I urge you to let me know what you are thinking via a blog comment.
Niki, Eleanor & Kratiarora, thank you for following this blog and bringing the total number of blog followers to 59.
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