07/17/17 – Good Morning

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple

Diet almost always trumps exercise.

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

Anybody can work when they feel like it; but to do well in business or sports, you have to work when you don’t feel like it.  

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

You never really win an argument with anyone, so don’t let someone wreck your peace of mind and happiness.

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Think you have something to worry about?  Well, here is a flowchart that will help you work through the process of figuring out if you do or do not have something to worry about.

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

When I read this book, I felt that La Rochefoucauld saw the world not always as we wish it to be, but as it really is.

Maxims

by La Rochefoucauld

The philosophy of La Rochefoucauld, which influenced French intellectuals as diverse as Voltaire and the Jansenists, is captured here in more than 600 penetrating and pithy aphorisms. (Source: Goodreads)

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

I found Father Brown to be a refreshing and very open minded priest, plus the cases are very clever.

Father Brown

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village. (Source: IMDB)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

I Feel Lucky Today

By Mary Chapin Carpenter

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Do you make any attempt to validate things you pass on in the internet?

50% – I don’t pass anything on

44% – If it seems reasonable I pass it on; but if it is questionable, I try to determine its validity

 6% – I pass it on if it is from someone I know regardless of its validity

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Gratitude

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

I have the original painting by Kurt Halsey hanging in our dinning room.  Detroit has been thought some tough times, but I would not count this city out.

Detroit

By Kurt Halsey

This Thursday I was on a special Slow Roll sponsored ride through Detroit and it was a fantastic experience.  Here is a photo of our stop at Hart Plaza.  I urge you, if you live in the Detroit area, to give Slow Roll a try.

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Jeanne Louise Calment

Aged 20

Aged 121

Jeanne Louise Calment; 21 February 1875 – 4 August 1997) was a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days. She was born and lived in Arles, France, for her entire life, outliving both her daughter and grandson by several decades. Her lifespan has been extensively verified by census documents. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

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 200 Saturdays Until Paris, Alison, Bernice, Christy, Georgia, Lolabees, Samantha & Tania,  for commenting on last week’s post. I find blog comments so encouraging, so I am especially appreciative when anyone takes the time to comment.

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Anna, Brad, Carol, Cindi, Cynthia, Debra, Kelly, Linda, Maureen, Scot, Sherry, Sheryll,  Susan, Tricia & Willie,  for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

My thanks to Alison, Aruna, Grace, Just Me & Savvy, who started following my blog and my thanks to Claire, Joanne, Kimberly, Pauline & Sara, 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

17 thoughts on “07/17/17 – Good Morning

  1. Wow Ms. Calment certainly had a long life! I’m wondering about your book recommendation as I hadn’t heard of it before. Is Maxims available in English or is it a French text? Thanks for your help 🙂

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    • Thank you for commenting and Ms. Calment is the current documented record holder for longevity. I bought the Penguin Classics paperback edition in English from Amazon last month for $11.98, plus tax and if you aren’t Amazon Prime–shipping. I am, so no shipping charges.

      It is a quick read book, with sayings like “We betray more often through weakness than through deliberate intention to betray.” or “Desire to appear clever often prevents our becoming so.” (I need to work on this one). Another one is, “One often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.” Reminds me of young Scrooge from the Christmas Carol.

      I just want to give you a sampling. My own book is sort of upbeat, but I have been thinking of writing one more little book somewhat from the dark side, such as “Entertainment is over rated”

      Again, thank you so much for commenting Christy.

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  2. Thanks Bill for all your interesting and funny posts. I know someone who sings the I feel lucky song. She sings it real good. I’ve always liked Mary Chapin Carpenter songs.

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    • Thank you very much Georgia for commenting. I also lie the “Don’t Worry About It” flowchart, but you may just want to print it off in case there are revisions to it 🙂

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