11/28/16 – Football





If you enjoy this blog, please consider commenting.  My thanks to Chris, Christy, Quirky Girl & Samantha, for commenting on last week’s post. 

Also, please consider passing it on to others. My thanks to Antoinette, Carol, Cynthia, Donna, Edmund, Kim, Joyce, Juliette, Lois, Nicole, Patty, Ron, Shirley & Susan, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

Having a hard time selecting a christmas gift for a niece or nephew or someone who is going through challenging times, please consider



Honor Thy Temple

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday (Christmas & New Years) season with lots of eating and some drinking for many of us; but as much as reasonable I hope you can stick somewhat to your diet. 



The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

If you wish to be extraordinary, you need to pay attention to any advice, regardless of where it is coming from.

And pay particular attention to comments about you from your enemies, often they are the only ones who will tell you the truth about yourself.



Getting Along with Others

Showing up on time demonstrates their respect for others.

The Marines have a saying, “If you aren’t 15 minutes early, you are late.”



Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

It is important to develop strategies so that you are prepared to respond appropriately to various situations.



The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

¿When people are gone, will you feel guilty that you did not give them a bit more of your time?



Benjamin Franklin’s The Art of Virtue

Edited by George L. Rogers

Benjamin Franklin was certainly an extraordinary person and you can be too, if you follow his advice in this book.



A Christmas Carol

Staring George C. Scott


Watch this Christmas classic with your family and friends to keep you in the Christmas mood and maybe even make you a better person.


How can anyone not love The Contours.

Do You Love Me

The Contours

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Thanksgiving Polls


Where will you have Thanksgiving Dinner

50% – Home

42% – Friend or relative’s house

8% – Local restaurant

Here the results of last years poll on where you plan to have your Thanksgiving Dinner.
Home 44% 

Local friend or relative’s house 35%

Out of town 13%

Local restaurant 4% 

Out of country 4% 

Favorite Thanksgiving film

40% – Planes, Trains and Automobiles

20% – Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

10% – Scent of a Woman

10% – Home for the Holidays

10% – Alice’s Restaurant

10% – Other

And here are the results of last year’s poll on your favorite Thanksgiving film:

53% – Planes, Trains and Automobiles

27% – Scent of a Woman

17% – Home for the Holidays

3% – Other

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Goal Setting

becoming a better person


Eiffel Tower


The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, [ ] it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.

The tower is about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris.  (Source: Wikipedia)


As I mentioned last week, there are extraordinary people all around us, we just have to learn a little about the people who we come across to realize just how extraordinary many people are.

Tony (aka Freddy) Mangino

I’ve known Freddy, since I was a little kid.  He was the “Fonz” of our neighborhood and as years went by he became my best friend.


He died in 1996 and it was a great loss to me.  Carol and I have never missed a year putting flowers on his grave site and I bought the marker with the “weights” on it and another one of his friends donated the grave site.




Blog & Facebook

My thanks to Farzanna, Gus, Lana, Maureen, Penny & Ula, who started following my blog (Currently 113 followers) and Benjamin, Deb, Entesar, Kate, Kerry, Penny, Sandy & Tyger, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page (Currently 175 likes).


Last week I donated two copies of my book to Angel Kisses to a raffle they are holding on February 11.  The mission of Angel Kisses is to fun Michigan-based programs that improve perinatal bereavement care.

Looking for a Christmas gift for someone, perhaps you will consider 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 and Barnes & Noble.  The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My Final Cover



10 thoughts on “11/28/16 – Football

  1. Dirty Dancing!!! That’s why I know this song. When Baby visits the dancing scene for the first time… Ah, good memories. Thanks for sharing that song! It is definitely better than any Ariana Grande song ever could be 🙂

    And you are so right on spending a little more time with people you care about. Life is too short as is and we spend a whole lot of our time here with the wrong people, better be extra grateful for the ones who love us back 🙂


    • Thank you very much for commenting Samantha. I actually saw a few of the Contours at a charity bowl about 8 or 9 years ago and if you liked the Contours, you will have to check out the Little Eva video on this coming week’s post.

      I have so many painful memories of people I should have spent a little more time with–I just didn’t know at the time.

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      • That’s the thing, right: if only we knew. But we don’t, so we better appreciate all we have right now before it’s too late.


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