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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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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
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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.
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.