CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
Happy Fourth of July
My attempt at Fourth of July decorating.
Bay City, MI Fireworks
Usually, I go over to Windsor, Canada to watch the fireworks on the Detroit River, but this year I went to Bay City, Michigan and they have three days of impressive fireworks. It may take a minute of this to load, but it will eventually load on your device.
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
You may want to think twice about taking your friends for granted.
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
It is surprising how quick you can recognize a person who doesn’t read;
but if you don’t read, this isn’t obvious to you.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
Galloway’s 5K/10K Running
by Jeff Galloway
If you want to get into running or resume running this summer, I recommend this book; especially for older runners. It offers a fun and sensible approach to running the 5K and 10K.
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
I thought this was worth seeing.
Critics Consensus: Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot’s charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
Courtesy Of The Red, White & Blue
By Toby Keith
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Jokes About Killing a Sitting USA President
Do you believe it is appropriate for celebrities to make jokes about killing the President of the USA?
82% – Never, under any circumstances
14% – Yes, they have the right of free speech
4% – Depends upon the particular president
I usually refrain from comment on poll results and I have lost a couple of blog followers, but this issue is so important I have to say something.
When it comes to “Free speech”, it is well established that does not include the right to yell “Fire” in a crowded theater. There are limits on free speech and I believe advocating the killing of a USA President may fall within the limitation.
As for those who think it depends upon the particular president, all I can say is that no president is liked by everyone, so where would that approach lead us.
THIS WEEK’S POLL – How long do you expect to live?
Typically the choices we make every day has more to do with our health than anything else. And a positive attitude towards getting older plays a major role in how we age. If you expect to be weak and dependent, you probably will. And if you expect to be strong, healthy and vital; you likely will.
I read in AARP that a 65-year-old today can expect to live well into their 80s. And that a 10-year-old child today has a 50% chance of living to 104.
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
The Dirty Bird
Sydney Harbor, Cape Breton Island, Canada
Photographer Kris Tynski
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
I’m not going to say much about this fellow out of respect for his and his family’s privacy, but he is extraordinary on so many levels (Family, business, character, etc.). But I think this brief clip will give you an idea of just how extraordinary Walter is in some many ways. Sure, some of us light up the Fourth of July night with sparklers or fire crackers; Walter uses a flame thrower.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
Given that it is Fourth of July, I thought some English humor may be appropriate
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
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