CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
If you would rather watch music videos than watch the news,
you have come to the right site.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple
One of the best exercises and one that anyone can do, is walking.
So why not take a stroll?
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
Ultimately, you are responsible for your own destiny.
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
Getting Along with Others
Looking for a gift for someone, why not this.
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
It is so important to get a good education, but there are a lot of educational opportunities available and Arron Tippin suggests one of the best educational opportunities.
Working Man’s Ph.D.
By Arron Tippin
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
Ladies, be careful with these really romantic guys.
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
Folks, the book I recommended this week came out in 2002 and there has been so many changes in what we know about food that although some of the info in the recommend book is good, there are simply too many things in the book that I cannot support. So I have deleted my recommended book for this week and apologize for my choice of books this week.
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
I think this film is not only entertaining, but has an important message.
Jim White, a football coach, loses his job and moves with his family to take a new job at McFarland High School in McFarland, California, which is predominantly Latino. Discovering that some of his students are strong runners, he organizes a boys’ cross country team with seven members who have little hope for their future. They become a close-knit, mutually supportive unit. Under White’s guidance the team becomes outstandingly successful, winning 11 state titles over the years, with many members escaping poverty and being first in their families to go to college or into military careers. Some members continue to attend practice even after graduation from college. (Source: IMDB)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
French is one of the most beautiful languages
Le Locomotion (1962)
by Sylvie Vartan
I have to give this Japanese artist an A+ for effort
By a Japanese Singer
Kylie Minogue, from Australia, does a very nice job with the song.
The Locomotion (1988)
By Kylie Minogue
But no one does it for me like Little Eva.
The Locomotion (1962)
By Little Eva
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Did You See The Movie La Bamba?
47% – No
43% – Yes
5% – Yes and plan to watch it again
5% – Yes and plan to watch it again
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Which version of the “Locomotion” did you like best?
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
Since I mentioned Locomotion so many times this week, I thought some early 1950s Lionel train art should be this week’s art.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
Dick Clark and his American Bandstand used to be on Mondays through Fridays and I recall watching it when I got home from school.
Richard Wagstaff Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987.
As host of American Bandstand, Clark introduced rock & roll to many Americans. The show gave many new music artists their first exposure to national audiences, including Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Talking Heads and Simon & Garfunkel. Episodes he hosted were among the first in which blacks and whites performed on the same stage and among the first in which the live studio audience sat without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a “youth culture.” Due to his perennial youthful appearance and his fame as the host of American Bandstand, Clark was often referred to as “America’s oldest teenager” or “the world’s oldest teenager”. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
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