CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
This was the news on August 16, 1977.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple
No matter who you are, you really need to give some thought to your eating habits.
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
Elvis didn’t give up and neither should you.
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
Getting Along with Others
It is important to say thank you.
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
I recall attending a conference and hearing Tom Peters say something close to most everyone recognizes a good idea. The problem with a great idea, is that it is hard to tell if from a crazy idea.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a [person];
but for one [person] who can stand prosperity,
there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Source: Elvis Presley
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
The Tao of Elvis
by David Rosen
Elvis Presley was an intensely spiritual man. Gospel was his music of choice, and his life–from innocence to addiction, from obscurity to fame, from “Hound Dog” to “Love Me Tender”–was one long quest to balance opposites.
The Tao of Elvis is the first attempt to illustrate Elvis’s Taoist nature and interpret his never-ending search for purpose and meaning. Highlighting Elvis’s journey from light into dark, Jungian expert and Elvis scholar David Rosen explores and examines his life through the structure of the Tao Te Ching.
In reflections on forty-two Taoist concepts–one for each year of Elvis’s life–Rosen reveals how the Tao, a mysterious force, was and is operating through America’s king. Like the Tao, Elvis is everywhere. (Source: Barnes & Noble description)
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
Elvis and JFK, both alive and in a nursing home, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy. (Source: IMDB)
After the above, how can you not want to watch this film?
Critics Consensus: The best movie to star both the King and JFK. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Which version of the “Locomotion” did you like best?
45% – Little Eva
33% – Japanese
22% – Australian by Kylie Minogue
0% – French by Sylvie Vartan
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Is Elvis Alive or Dead?
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
When the King Met the President
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”. (Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
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