03/13/17 – Daylight Savings Time

CURRENT EVENTS

Daylight Savings Time

   

PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Ok, you can skip the gym this one time

CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

This is for all of you out there who are into Zen.

SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

Want to get along better with people, then perhaps

LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

If case you are wondering when is a good time to start something.

MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch,

you must first invent the Universe.”

Source: Carl Sagan

SELF-HELP BOOKS

A Brief History of Time

by Stephen W. Hawking

I have read and re-read the original 1988 version of this book and it is very readable and could expand your mind.  I understand there is an updated 2005 edition.

In A Brief History of Time, Hawking writes in non-technical terms about the structure, origin, development and eventual fate of the universe, which is the object of study of astronomy and modern physics. (Source: Wikipedia)

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

The Accountant

If you believe accounting has to be a boring profession, you should check out this film.  I thought Anna Kendrick was perfect for her role.

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations.

With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

Anything Else

I enjoyed this rather old (2003) film with Woody Allen, Jason Biggs and Christine Ricci (who is a trip).

Jerry Falk is an aspiring writer in New York, who falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. Jerry has heard the phrase that life is like “anything else,” but he soon finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn’t like anything else at all. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

Sun Records

If you like early rock ‘n’ roll, you are going to like this show.  I’ve seen the first three episodes and thought they were all well done and the actors resemble the characters they play, which makes this CMT TV show even better.

Set in Memphis during the tumultuous early days of the civil rights movement, Sun Records tells the untold story of nothing less than the birth of rock ‘n’ roll.

Guided by Sam Phillips, young musicians like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis combined the styles of hillbilly country with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever. The series chronicles these young artists’ often jarring and sudden meteoric rise to fame in the face of sweeping political change and social unrest. (Source: CMT)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Apparently Cher didn’t hear that it was Spring Forward and not Fall Back

If I Could Turn Back Time

Cher

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Dreams

Do you believe dreams can come true?

86% – Yes

14% – No

THIS WEEK’S POLL   Daylight Savings Time

ART OF THE WEEK

I was fortunate to see this marvelous clock a few years ago on a visit to Prague.

Prague Clock

The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still operating.

The clock mechanism itself has three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; “The Walk of the Apostles”, a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Father Time

Typically pictured as an old man with a white beard and cloak, often carrying a scythe and hourglass. In ancient times he was known as Chronos or Saturn.

He symbolizes the flow of time and its effects. His old body is a reminder that time is the devourer of all things and that, like the sand in the hourglass he often carries, his life will run out, as all good things come to an end. (Source: Urban Dictionary)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PLEASE CONSIDER

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My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

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6 thoughts on “03/13/17 – Daylight Savings Time

  1. I am a vacuum cleaner, haha!
    I like Daylight Savings Time, but only because that means I get an extra hour around my birthday (imagine having a birthday that’s prolonged by an hour – muahaha). I am kind of bummed out this year’s hour-going-forward is going to happen in the weekend of Dutch Comic Con. I am sure either me, my sister or both is going to miss that and be late -_-

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  2. You didn’t give us a “none of the above” choice on daylight savings time. I think daylight savings time should be year round. Who wants the sun to go down at 4 or 5 pm?

    A Brief History of Time as a self-help book. Interesting…

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    • Georgia, good point about “none of the above”.

      I believe Stephen Hawking’s book is a self-help in that it helps the reader understand their place in the universe, if they happen to be open to that.

      As always, thank you for commenting.

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