CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
In recognition of Mother’s Day, I dedicate this one to all you moms out there.
Mother’s Day May 14
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
In the United States, celebration of Mother’s Day began in the early 20th century. It is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a commemoration of Mother Church, not motherhood). However, in some countries, Mother’s Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
Getting Along with Others
One should express gratitude while they have the opportunity to do so
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
¡Don’t let that be you!
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
Here is something every mother should teach her daughter.
As for the guys, don’t be this dude.
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
I found this book full of good advice for anyone
by Loren Slocum
In Life Tuneups, Loren Slocum empowers and reminds all women―single, married, working, with or without kids―to recognize their unique gifts, celebrate their inner beauty, and take care of themselves as they juggle the myriad facets of their lives.
She insists that when a woman is true to herself, she really can have it all―that she can wake up each day feeling motivated, energized, inspired, and passionate about her life. (Source: Amazon)
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
Death in Paradise
I caught a little of Season 6 of this show on PBS and have now gone back and started watching Season 1 on Netflix. It doesn’t take long to get hooked on this humorous detective show and it is not that easy to figure out who is the guilty party.
A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie’s police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team. (Source: IMDB)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
What can one say about this song, other than
“I pity the fool that don’t like this song.”
Treat Your Mother Right
By Mr. T
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Mexico y Spanish
How many times have you been to Mexico?
36% – Never
20% – Once
20% – Ten or more times
16% – More than once, but less than ten
8% – Five to nice times
How fluent are you in Spanish?
40% – A few words
32% – More than just a few words, but far from fluent
28% – Not at all
Spanish language classes taken?
40% – Took Spanish in high school
32% – No formal Spanish classes
12% – Took Spanish in college
8% – Took adult education Spanish classes
8% – Took self-study Spanish classes
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Mother’s Day
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1, best known under its colloquial name Whistler’s Mother, is a painting in oils on canvas created by the American-born painter James McNeill Whistler in 1871.
The subject of the painting is Whistler’s mother, Anna McNeill Whistler. It is exhibited in and held by the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, having been bought by the French state in 1891. It is one of the most famous works by an American artist outside the United States.
It has been variously described as an American icon and a Victorian Mona Lisa. Whistler’s Mother is currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago through May 21, 2017.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
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