CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
Safe Bicycle Riding
There are a lot of bicycles on the roads and sidewalks, so if you ride a bicycle or drive a car, this is some helpful information.
I like the advice about not riding your bike on a sidewalk faster than the pedestrians. I don’t know how many times I have experienced some fool coming up 15 to 20 mph behind me, who screams “left”. I don’t know if he means “my left” or “my other left”. Most of us can’t tell our “left” from our “right”, without a bit of thought.
Anyway, I received this in the mail recently from Royal Oak’s excellent police department. Our city is fortunate to have such an outstanding group of officers serving the community. This is just one more thing they are doing to make Royal Oak, safe for bicycle riders.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple
“To eat is a necessity,
but to eat intelligently is an art.”
Source: François de La Rochefoucauld
What a classy way to say avoid mindless eating.
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
The above is true on a number of levels
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
Getting Along with Others
Want to know what a person values, watch how they use their time.
Oh, and remember we all get 24 hours each day.
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
In chapter 48 of my book I talk about the importance of travel and especially travel to places you have never been before, so that you look at things somewhat through the eyes of a child (i.e., for the first time)
While recently in Nova Scotia for the first time, both Carol and I were given membership in the Order of the Good Time.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
In my case, this is so true.
A number of people who know me, have asked me who is ghost writing this blog. The answer is that there are a lot of people writing this blog each week. My own role is a very small one.
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
Off The Floor
by David Dellanave
Guess who is getting ready for the AWPC (Amateur World Powerlifting Congress) world competition this September.
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
I watched this movie before Johnny Depp joked about killing the President of the USA; otherwise, I would have skipped it. I was alive when President Kennedy was murdered and President Reagan was shot. I think celebrities have a responsibility to not incite the fools in our population to commit horrible acts.
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Men Tell No Tales
Critics Consensus: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales proves that neither a change in directors nor an undead Javier Bardem is enough to drain this sinking franchise’s murky bilge. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
By The Beatles
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Right Amount of Wrong
“Moderation in all things” is a famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson encouraging people to avoid extremes.
Just the Right Amount of Wrong
Would Emerson approve of what appears in the Right Amount of Wrong video?
40% – Yes
30% – Never
30% – Maybe
Do you approve of what appears in the Right Amount of Wrong video?
73% – Yes
18% – No
9% – Maybe
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Jokes About Killing a Sitting USA President
Kathy Griffin and Johnny Depp are two of the latest celebrities to joke about killing the President of the USA.
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
I was so impressed with my tour of the Halifax Citadel that I thought I just wanted to share a bit of the experience with any of you that would be interested. We did see the changing of the guard, firing of the Noon Cannon, as was well as a rifle firing exhibition, great tour at no charge
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Captain Picard is a master of diplomacy and debate who resolves seemingly intractable issues between multiple, sometimes implacable parties with a Solomon-like wisdom. Though such resolutions are usually peaceful, Picard is also shown using his remarkable tactical cunning in situations when it is required. Picard has a fondness for detective stories, Shakespearean drama, and archeology. He is frequently shown drinking Earl Grey tea and issuing the order, “Make it so”. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
This actually works
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
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