10/10/16 – War

CURRENT EVENTS

Folks, I was unable to fact check this to my satisfaction and I suspect unofficially declared wars may be included.  But what I do know, is that in my 70 years, it seems true. 

I suspect one reason today that we (i.e. The USA) are always in a war is because we have eliminated the draft.  Today, only warriors and those with limited options fight in our wars and not the children of the majority of our decision makers.

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PLEASE CONSIDER COMMENTING

My thanks to Renxkyoko, Ron, Samantha & Spiritual Journey, for commenting on last week’s post. For the rest of you looking at this blog, please consider leaving a comment.  I believe we would all find interesting what you have to say on various items in this week’s post.

PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

I try never to miss taking my flu shot

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Last Friday, I believe I set two raw National deadlift records in my new age (70 – 74) and weight (Under 181.7 lbs.) categories

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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

I hope this is true for all of us looking at this blog.

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MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

Everyday Serenity

By David Kundtz

This book is for people who do too much.  I first read it back in 2002 and have reviewed it a number of times over the years. 

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Leon & Lulu’s

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Please don’t forget that Sunday, October 23 at Leon & Lulu, you will have the opportunity to speak with many authors, including myself.  For more info, including the authors that will be there, click on the link below.

http://www.leonandlulu.com/events/books-authors/

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Actually, this is a play that I saw yesterday at Meadow Brook Theater in Rochester, Michigan, USA.  I’ve seen many movies and TV shows involving the character Sherlock Holmes, but a play is another way of seeing the great detective.  This play is a comedy, but stays reasonably true to the story given it is a comedy.

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MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Time to get in the mood for Halloween.

Ghostbusters

by Ray Parker Jr.

LAST WEEK’S POLL  How will you celebrate Halloween?

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The results:

45% – will be giving out treats on Halloween

17% – don’t celebrate Halloween

17% – will host or go to a Halloween party

17% – will wear a costume

4% – will go trick or treating

THIS WEEK’S POLL – What was or do you think will be the best decade of your life.

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ART OF THE WEEK

Here is something I saw last week at Art Prize in Grand Rapids, MI, USA that caught my eye.

Blosson Among Dragons

by Alan Brown

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Oscar Wilde

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I thought I would just let the extraordinary Oscar Wilde speak for himself.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

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BLOG

My thanks to 200 Saturdays Until Paris, Quirky Girl & Happy of Life, who started following my blog (Currently 89 followers) and Holly, Julietta, Kimmy, Lisa, Susan & Zeenab who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page (Currently 109 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 Anni, Carol, Cynthia, Joanne, Mansoor, Susan & Willie, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

MY BOOK

If you are one of the 100 to 150 people who 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

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

4 thoughts on “10/10/16 – War

  1. Right on target. Those decision makers with children old enough to be drafted wouldn’t be as trigger happy to go to war.

    I accompanied my mother to the hospital 2 years ago for her flu shot. I ended up getting one, and a mammogram.

    I love the quote from Oscar Wilde. He can resist anything except temptation, LOL.

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    • Dave thanks for the comment and the humor, which makes a good point. When is someone who is doing too much,
      going to find the time to read a book.

      I think I may be able to save you some time, so that you don’t need to read the book. It is an old Taoist saying, “When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.” That saying has always appealed to me.

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