07/25/16 – Taking Some Positions

CURRENT EVENTS

Presidential Endorsement

I’ve been told readership of this blog might increase, if I would start taking positions on topics that are of interest to people.  People are interested in endorsements for who should be President of the United States.

So, I am endorsing Trump.

Wk 31 Trump for President

Probably not the Trump you had in mind nor for the particular Presidential Election that you had in mind.  

Divided Nation

If you listen to and watch the media, you might think the USA is a divided nation.  Instead, just look around you and you will see acts like the ones below, going on every day, showing that we do care for one another.  If you don’t see this occurring, perhaps you should consider breaking out of your isolation. 

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PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Looking for a good doctor, well here are seven of them.

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CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

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SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

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LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

In Chapter 42 of my book, I talk about the importance of setting goals, making plans to meet those goals, and monitoring your progress to ensure success.

Our time here is not unlimited, so please don’t act as if it is unlimited.  Think about what you want to do and be remembered for; and I hope it is something more than what follows below.

Wk 31 Bucket List

MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Illustrated by Robert Smith

The book above is a graphic novel.  It reminds me of the Classics Illustrated comics I read as a child, only a bit longer and a little better reflection of the real book.

If you don’t have time to read the original or if you want to introduce literature to a child, I think this book would be excellent.  I really enjoyed it and it was a very quick and easy to read book–my favorite kind of book

Wk 31 Dr. Jekyll y Hyde

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

 Bulworth

Given the unusual nature of Presidential Politics this year, I thought of this 1998 film.

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Jay Bulworth (Warren Beatty), a financially ruined senator, is now disillusioned with politics.

The forlorn statesman orders a contract killing — the target himself — so his family will be able to collect a fortune from his insurance policy.

Facing imminent death, a devil-may-care Bulworth speaks his mind in public, forsaking platitudes for honest but controversial observations.

But when he falls in love with a hip young woman (Halle Berry), Bulworth urgently rethinks his impending murder.

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Questioning

Holmes Mouse Pad

When it comes to seeing and hearing:

33% – Believe media does not report on some items because it would contradict the message they want to send

28% – Question in our minds what we are told by people in authority

21% – Believe the media report things they know aren’t true.

14% – Sometimes question reality

3% – Generally believe what they see and are told.

I did this same poll about a year ago with only half as many voters and here were the results:

38% – Believe media does not report on some items because it would contradict the message they want to send

31% – Question in our minds what we are told by people in authority

14% – Believe the media report things they know aren’t true.

12% – Sometimes question reality

5% – Generally believe what they see and are told.

THIS WEEK POLL – USA Presidential Voting

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

“Here Comes the Sun”

by The Beatles

ART OF THE WEEK

Embracing Peace

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A 25-foot-tall sculpture based on a famed photograph of a kiss in Times Square in New York City at the end of World War II is visiting Royal Oak as part of efforts to raise money for a war memorial.

The sculpture by Seward Johnson was installed Memorial Park at the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak, near the future site of the Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial. It is one of several “Embracing Peace” sculptures on display in the U.S. and Europe.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

If you think the USA is not united today, perhaps you think about what the USA was like while this man was president.

Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

This has to be a joke, who would believe someone was actually looking a the world around them, rather than their phone.

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BLOG

Thanks to Hemangini 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 Kev & Dr. Joseph, who started following my blog (Currently 75 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 Annette, Nandini, Joanne, Lisa, Nancy, Sarah Jane, Melissa, Kelle, Anibal, Antoinette, Rick, Jennifer & Brenda 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, so far only six of you have.  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

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Im-Tired-Being-Ordinary/Wm-Allen/9780990388692?id=6429711012885

2 thoughts on “07/25/16 – Taking Some Positions

  1. I believe there are still good people caring about people..keep yor eyes open as you go about your day, standing in line at the store, waiting for the light to change… instead of checking emails, texts, fb, twitter etc…….Good advice…7 best doctors….pretty simple! Love the “75 times a life” ….my life has been anything but “the same”….I must be very wise….hahaha…thanks Bill

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