10/24/16 – How It Should Have Been

CURRENT EVENTS

Last Presidential Debate

I wish the last presidential debate had been like this.

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Thank you to Carol, Dan, Dean, Harmony, JoAnn, Lindsey, Ruth, Sue & Tania; who stopped by yesterday at Leon & Lulu’s Books & Authors Event, to say hello to me.  I very much appreciate the support.

PLEASE CONSIDER COMMENTING

My thanks to 200 Saturdays Until Paris, Chris, Renxkyoko, Samantha & Spiritual Journey, for commenting on last week’s post. Surely, more of you can find something to add to the material presented.

PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

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CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

We have two ears and one mouth, it is important to listen

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SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

Here is Bob Probert of the Red Wings showing us how he got along with the hockey players from opposing teams.  It was always exciting, when he was on the ice and I was fortunate to see him a number of times.

LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Every so often I like to post important scientific discoveries that I think we should all be aware of and below is one of those discoveries.

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MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

The 80/20 Principle

By Richard Koch

If you want more time in your life to accomplish more, I suggest this book or any other book on the 80/20 principle, which says that 80 of the value we receive comes from 20% of our efforts.  

Think about your clothes, don’t you more or less tend to wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time.  I think you will find that this principle applies to many other aspects of your life.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Rome

Here is an excellent two seasons series on Rome, which I thought was rather good.

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Every city has its secrets. HBO presents Season One of this epic series about generals and soldiers, masters and slaves and husbands and wives, all entwined in the furious historical events that saw the birth of the Roman Empire.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Allentown

by Billy Joel

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Is about satisfaction.

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Do you think Mick Jagger has found satisfaction by now?

50% – Didn’t care if he did or if he didn’t

43% – Thought he has found satisfaction

7% – Didn’t think he has found satisfaction

Rumor had it that those 7% personally heard Mick recently sing on stage that he can’t get no satisfaction

As to whether you have found satisfaction:

50% – said they were satisfied

50% – said some days yes and some days no

THIS WEEK’S POLL – How do you watch movies

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ART OF THE WEEK

Leaning Tower of Pisa

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa [ ] is known worldwide for its unintended tilt.

The tower’s tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. (Source: Wikipedia)

We are all familiar with the above picture of the tower, but did you ever wonder what the other side looks like.  Well, I took this photo some years back.

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And if not for those weights in the above photo, the tower may look like this:

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Colonel Sanders

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Colonel Harland David Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) and later acting as the company’s brand ambassador and symbol. His name and image are still symbols of the company. 

After being recommissioned as a Kentucky colonel in 1950 by Governor Lawrence Wetherby, Sanders began to dress the part, growing a goatee and wearing a black frock coat (later switching to a white suit), a string tie, and referring to himself as “Colonel.” His associates went along with the title change, “jokingly at first and then in earnest,” according to biographer Josh Ozersky.

He never wore anything else in public during the last 20 years of his life, using a heavy wool suit in the winter and a light cotton suit in the summer. He bleached his mustache and goatee to match his white hair.(Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

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BLOG

My thanks to Allison, Cute Baby Pets & Nurse Kelly, who started following my blog (Currently 90 followers) and Archana, Kristie & Paula & Zeinab, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page (Currently 116 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 Carol, Darlene, Delores, Joanne, Nicole, Shelley & Shirley, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

MY BOOK

If you enjoyed my book, why not say a couple of words about it in an Amazon evaluation.

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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6 thoughts on “10/24/16 – How It Should Have Been

  1. great tribute to my favorite player even when he left Detroit. had the pleasure to meet him.my son in law coached his kid in hockey and became friends with his wife danny

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    • Wow, you actually met Bob Probert. Just watching him play hockey was a thrill, so much excitement when he was on the ice. Also, thanks for stopping by yesterday; it was great seeing you folks.

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  2. Lots to like this week. The less you respond to negativity – good to keep in mind with all the election redoric. Loved the Pisa and Colonel Sanders bits. And good to be reminded how thought provoking Billy Joel’s music remains!!! Great job, Bill!

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