07/11/16 – Sad, Just Sad

CURRENT EVENTS

So many horrible things have happened this week in the USA, with police killing citizens and citizens killing police.  It will take the efforts of all of us to stop this.  It will never stop if we just sit it out and wait for someone else to step forward.

Wk 29 All

Good police need to see that bad police are removed from the police force.  The time to straighten out white and black thugs are when they are young.  White and black racists need to know their behavior is not acceptable and nor will be tolerated.

Traffic Reports

This week I drove up to Bay City, MI for a wedding, so naturally I paid attention to the traffic reports; especially this one.

Wk 29 Road runner

PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Week 1 of my book talks about the importance of diet and eating healthy, and not overeating.  I see so many people eating themselves into an early grave.  If these words upset you, well there is a good chance that is what you are doing to yourself.

Wk 29 What would you like to eat

CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

Week 13 of my book talks about anger and the importance of remaining calm.  Fighters know the surest way to beat their opponents is to make them angry.

Wk 29 Remaining calm

SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

Week 29 of my book talks about the importance of smiling to make everyone feel better about coming into contact with you as well as making yourself feel better.  Also, it is good to smile in the face of adversity, as the photo below shows.

Wk 29 Smile

LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Here is a handy trick that will fix many things.

Wk 29 Unplug

MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

Wk 29 Winning at life

SELF-HELP BOOKS

Fairest

By Gail Carson Levine

This book is some easy reading entertainment. Towards the end of the book, we learn about “Gnomish Justice”, which is different from human justice.  Its focus is more on outcomes than on punishment.

Fair by Gail Carson Levine

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

 Crash

This film has something to say, but it is raw and upsetting.

Crash

Writer-director Paul Haggis interweaves several connected stories about race, class, family and gender in Los Angeles in the aftermath of 9/11.

Characters include a district attorney (Brendan Fraser) and his casually prejudiced wife (Sandra Bullock), dating police detectives Graham (Don Cheadle) and Ria (Jennifer Esposito), a victimized Middle Eastern store owner and a wealthy African-American couple (Terrence Dashon Howard, Thandie Newton) humiliated by a racist traffic cop (Matt Dillon).

LAST WEEK’S POLL  USA

USA

How do you believe the USA of today compares with the USA of 1961:

56% – Better

39% – Worse

5% – Same

Regarding the future of the USA:

81% – Optimistic

19% – Pessimistic

THIS WEEK POLL – Racist Comments

Wk 29 All

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

“You Might Think”

by The Cars

ART OF THE WEEK

Gun Country

By Michael Murphy

I took a photo of this at the 2014 Art Prize, held in Grand Rapids, MI.

ggun map

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Guardian Angel

 Guardian Angel

I feel like America’s Guardian Angel looks like this after last week.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

Speed checked by radar

BLOG

Thanks to Tania, Carol, Carolyn, Judith, Kathy & Samantha, for commenting on last week’s post. I urge you to let me know what you are thinking via a blog comment.

My thanks to Rozeller, William & Wander Lust Explored for  following my blog (Now 73 Followers) and the 66 people who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

If you think this blog has any merit, please pass it on to your friends.  Hopefully, more of you will continue to share this blog with others. My thanks to Carol, Jean, Joanne & Annette for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

MY BOOK

There are around 150 copies of my book floating around.  If you have read my book, please consider posting an evaluation of it on Amazon.  Thank you.

My book is available on-line from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million.  For those of you into reading books on a Kindle, the Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My Final Cover

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

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4 thoughts on “07/11/16 – Sad, Just Sad

  1. The vast vast majority of police encounters are done peacefully. Anyone stopped by a police officer needs to obey that officer and follow their instructions. I will wait for the justice system to decide whether either officer was guilty but we all know the five police officers gunned down in Dallas were only guilty of serving and protecting their citizens. All live matter.

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