08/22/16 – Woodward Dream Cruise

CURRENT EVENTS

Woodward Dream Cruise

I, like many others, remember cruising Woodward Avenue during the early 1960s and it is great that tradition is carried on annually by the Woodward Dream Cruise.

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The Woodward Dream Cruise is [ ] the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing 1.5 million people classic cars each year from around the globe — as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the former Soviet Union. (Source: Royal Oak Patch)

Here is an old car at the Dream Cruise this year that caught my attention.

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PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Here is some good advice on how to stay healthy.

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CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

In chapter 10 of my book, I talk about the importance of staying optimistic.

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(Source: “Peanuts” by Charles Schultz

SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

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LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Here is something to think about when it comes to your goals, your health and those you care about.

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MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

I constantly see postings of this nature on Facebook.  Things don’t work this way, you have to make an effort to get what you want.

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If you could acquire what you want merely by wanting it without making an effort, I suspect it would hold little value for you.

SELF-HELP BOOKS

Undeniable

By Bill Nye

Hard to be extraordinary, if you are in denial.

And as they say, “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt”.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK

 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

I’ve watched 7 episodes so far of this three season series and strongly recommend it.  The 1920s was every bit as exciting as our late 1960s/early 1970s, if not more so.

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Immerse yourself in the opulent world of Australia’s leading lady detective, Phryne Fisher. Scoffing at danger and decorum, Phryne is a glamorous, thoroughly modern woman of the 1920s whose cases take her to the underbelly of jazz-era Melbourne.

LAST WEEK’S POLL  Breaking News

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When it comes to paying attention to the news:

62% – Pays some attention, but not a lot

24% – Pays a lot of attention

14% – Pays almost no attention

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Have you ever been to Montreal, Canada

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Last week I was in Montreal and for those of us in North America, it is a little like visiting Europe and a whole lot less trouble.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

The Sound of Silence

by Simon and Garfunkel

I thought rather than post the usual music video of a song, instead I would just post the song’s lyrics.

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Ok, I know some of you really like the music videos, so this one is for you folks.

Helikopter

By Gebroeders Ko

I only understand one word of the song, but I think it is still pretty cool and it is sung with such enthusiasm.   

ART OF THE WEEK

Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica

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I was in Montreal last week and was struck by the beauty of this cathedral. 

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Charles Darwin

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Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.

He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors.Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species.

By the 1870s, the scientific community and much of the general public had accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favoured competing explanations and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed in which natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution.

In modified form, Darwin’s scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

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BLOG

Thanks to 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 All American Cooking, Amna, Dish Dessert, Genie, Needull, Thus Saith The Lord & Trina who started following my blog (Currently 82 followers) and Jen who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page (Currently 89 likes).

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 Cynthia, Dave, Dawn, Heidi, Elizabeth, Ginny, Jim, Joanne, Julietta, Karin, Kelly, Kim, Laura, Lidia, Lisa, Patty, Rocklyn, Russ, Susan & Timothy for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

MY BOOK

If you have read my book, please consider posting an evaluation of it on Amazon.

My book is available on-line from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million.  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

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3 thoughts on “08/22/16 – Woodward Dream Cruise

  1. Oh no Bill, you didn’t. Tell me my eyes deceived me.
    That song is only about someone having a helicopter and flying around in it, haha. It was created for Carnaval, when these kind of silly songs become hits in parts of my country (sadly, I must add to that).

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