CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed.
If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”
Source: Mark Twain
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple
Here is an excellent exercise for those of us over 60.
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
If you wish to be extraordinary, don’t be jealous of anyone.
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
Getting Along with Others
Be extraordinary by helping your friends without them having to ask.
With a Little Help From My Friends
by The Beatles
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
Travel and seeing things you have never seen before is a bit like seeing things as a child, because it is all new to you. Last Saturday, I was at the Halifax Citadel.
My pictures do not begin to depict what a military fortification the Citadel was in its day. The British was so proud of it that they even gave tours of the Citadel, while it was actively being used as a fort.
The Citadel was never attacked, since it was obvious that doing so would be a lost cause. I guess it was an 1850s version of “Peace Through Strength”.
The present Citadel, completed in 1856, is officially called Fort George, named after Britain’s King George II, and is actually the fourth in a series of forts to sit atop what is now known as Citadel Hill.
Its distinctive star shape is typical of many 19th century forts built by the British military and gave the garrison sweeping arcs of fire. From its deep defensive ditch, soldiers pointed muskets from every angle of its stout walls and large cannons lined its ramparts.
It’s easy to see why no enemy force ever dared to attack the Halifax Citadel. (Source: http://www.novascotia.com)
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
Yes, this book is for runners; but I think you can find much here that would apply to many of your endeavors.
The Runner’s Brain
by Dr. Jeff Brown with Liz Neporent
As a runner, your biggest asset (or sometimes your greatest enemy) is your brain. What you think and feel on and off the road also has a huge influence over how you perform once you lace up. (Source: Amazon)
What Every Michigan Bicyclist Must Know
I found this to be an extremely helpful pamphlet for anyone riding a bicycle in Michigan. Hopefully, the area where you live will have a bicycle organization that makes available a similar type pamphlet.
This handy booklet is designed for bicyclists and is an excellent resource for anyone riding a bicycle in Michigan. (Source: League of Michigan Bicyclists)
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
I enjoyed this film with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, maybe you will too; if you haven’t already seen it. It came out some time ago.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
One of my favorite country music singer and I was lucky enough to see her once.
Suds In The Bucket
By Sarah Evans
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Threat
What do you consider the greatest threat to the world?
50% – Islamic Extremists
35% – Global Warming
10% – Other
5% – North Korea
0% – Poor Economy
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Travel to Europe
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick Canada
When it comes to outstanding sculptors; it is hard to do better than Mother Nature.
Carol and I walked through the opening in this rock yesterday, but we couldn’t stay there long.
When the tides come in, almost that entire opening is covered. The Fundy Tides are the highest in the world and can rise and fall an astounding 50 feet.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
Crispus Attucks (c.1723—March 5, 1770) was the first person killed in the Boston massacre, and is widely considered to be the first American casualty in the American Revolutionary War. Aside from the event of his death, little is known for certain about Attucks.
He was probably a Native American slave or freeman, merchant seaman and dockworker of Wampanoag and African descent. Circumstantial evidence suggests his father may have been Prince Yonger, an African-born slave and his mother, Nanny Peterattucks, a Natick Native American.
Historians disagree on whether Crispus Attucks was a free man or an escaped slave, but most agree that he was of Wampanoag and African descent. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
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