Daylight Savings Time
Honor Thy Temple
Ok, you can skip the gym this one time
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
This is for all of you out there who are into Zen.
Getting Along with Others
Want to get along better with people, then perhaps
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
If case you are wondering when is a good time to start something.
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
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
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)
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)
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
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Dreams
Do you believe dreams can come true?
86% – Yes
14% – No
ART OF THE WEEK
I was fortunate to see this marvelous clock a few years ago on a visit to Prague.
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.
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
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