06/12/17 – Newspapers

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

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Halifax Citadel

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)

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

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.

Runner’s World

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.

The Tourist

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

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)

¡Cats!

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

To leave a comment, just click on the box in the side bar which will take you directly to the comment box.

My thanks to Carol, Coach Jo, Christy, Georgia, Samantha & Rene, for commenting on last week’s post. All you have to do is just click on “Comment”, scroll down to the “Leave a Comment” box.  Type in your comment and then click the “Post Comment” box.

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Albert, Annette, Carol, Cindi, Cynthia, Dave, Dawn, Donna, Jane, Jean, Jennifer, Kelsey, Margie, Michelle, Natalia, Ray, Rolga, Sandra, Scot, Sibyl, Virginia & Willie, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

My thanks to Dan, Darque, Part Time Traveller, Pooja, Rhonda, Shehannemoore, Tajwar & Urban Mile, who started following my blog and my thanks to  Katie, Kenny, Laura & Martha, for liking  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK (LIBRO)

The basis of this blog sprung from my book, which is available on-line from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My Final Cover

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

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

10 thoughts on “06/12/17 – Newspapers

  1. Talking about bicyclists, I believe that they can be insured through their car insurance. If your are into that kind of sport, it is worth looking into.

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  2. I liked the exercise over 60. And the character traits joke. The Tourist movie sounds good. I love Sara Evans songs. Thanks for all the interesting things on your blog Bill.

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  3. I’m planning to go to Spain this year but I suppose it’s a relatively safe place. Although I also plan to take a day trip to Tangier in Morocco. One of my friends is planning to Paris when she gets out of college.

    Have you seen data on which media you read with how misinformed you are? You might want to take a look. Interesting stuff.

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    • Georgia, I went to a number of cities in Spain during 2015 and I think Spain is much safer than almost any major USA city. I’m afraid I don’t feel the same with Morocco.

      I used to subscribe to the Detroit News, USA Today, the Sunday NY Times and Newsweek. I’m now following Mark Twain’s first sentence regarding being uniformed. Whoever said ignorance is bliss appears to know what they are talking about in my case.

      As always I appreciate your comments and I appreciate your blog.

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