10/16/17 – Books and Authors

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

Leon & Lulu’s

For more info, click on the link below.

http://www.leonandlulu.com/events/books-authors/

The next Books & Authors will be on

Sunday, October 22, 2017 11-5 pm

If you happen to live anywhere near the Clawson, MI area (near 14 mile & Main Street), I hope you will stop by and say hello to me.  Plus, you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with a lot of authors.

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple

When you say you drink responsibly, I hope this isn’t what you are implying.

   

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

One should celebrate holidays, special occasions, the accomplishments of their friends, as well as their own accomplishments.

Here are several photos from my 2017 Halloween Happy Hour.

  

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

It is said that those who don’t know history are condemned to repeat it.

One can learn much for history, that is especially helpful when a nation is divided, for instance: 

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

This books says so much in so few words.

How to Be Happy, dammit


Guaranteed to perk up even the most cynical spirit, HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the first and only self-help book that merges psychology, biology, eastern and western philosophies, quantum physics, and the Zen of Bazooka Joe. (Source: Back cover of book)

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

Something to Think About Before Going to the Movies

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

The Devil Went Down To Georgia

by The Charlie Daniel’s Band

LAST WEEK’S POLL – How do you plan to celebrate Halloween in 2017?

38% – Will be giving on treats on Halloween

21% – Don’t celebrate Halloween

14% – Will host or go to a Halloween party

14% – Will watch some scary movies

10% – Will wear a costume

3% – Will go trick or treating

Similar poll in 2016

45% – Will be giving out treats on Halloween

17% – Don’t celebrate Halloween

17% – Will host or go to a Halloween party

17% – Will wear a costume

 4% – Will go trick or treating

THIS WEEK’S POLL – How do you most often watch movies?

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

Windsor, Canada Hockey Hall of Fame

It isn’t publicized; however, Windsor has an excellent Hockey Hall of Fame.  I was fortunate to be one of a select group of individuals given a tour of the museum last Saturday.  It was a rare treat and my video in no way captures the magnificence of this fine collection of hockey mementos collected over a life time.

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Who else, since it is close to Halloween, but:

Bela Lugosi (aka Count Dracula)

Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.

He had been playing small parts on the stage in his native Hungary before making his first film in 1917,… He had roles in several films in Weimar Germany before arriving in the United States as a seaman on a merchant ship.

In 1927, he appeared as Count Dracula in a Broadway adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel. He later appeared in the classic 1931 film Dracula by Universal Pictures. Through the 1930s, he occupied an important niche in popular horror films, with their East European setting … (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

Thank you Chrystal, Georgia, Kathie & Samantha, for commenting on last week’s post. 

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Thank you  Aline, Carol, Cynthia, Daggi, Ellen, Heather, Jess, Justin, Pamela, Stephanie, Teresa & Willie, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

And my thanks to K’s Kitchen Chronicles & Middle Class Girl, who started following my blog and to Dana, Holly, Lara, Laurie & Melissa, for liking  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK (LIBRO)

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

19 thoughts on “10/16/17 – Books and Authors

  1. Hey again, I like your blog a lot, I wish I was extraordinary, I like extraordinary people… On my blog I talk about extraordinarily gay people whose sexual orientation did not stand in the way of their achievements

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  2. Bill, I always enjoy your blog. You always have interesting or funny things to read. i did like the comments about the Civil War and steak sauce. Thanks for the video of Charlie Daniels, always loved that song. I do know who Bela Lugosi was. Didn’t realize Dracula was made in 1931, Wow it was old when we watched it. Lol Have fun Sunday in Clawson.

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    • Thank you Darlene. I never noticed that about the steak sauce either until I saw that post. I think some of those old movies from the 1930s were scarier than many of those being made today.

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  3. Bill, I missed a few weeks of your blogs so I’m commenting now. The trip to Peru looked amazing. I love the flute music. Did you go to Machu Picchu. It looks breathe taking. Mr. Michael no way can be 87 years old. I was so sorry to hear about Tom Petty also. Love his music. I forgot a few of the Beatles played in I won’t back down. Great joke about the ex! Lol

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    • Yes, went to Machu Picchu; which was the main reason for the trip; but the floating islands in Lake Titicaca were amazing and that unique culture will soon be disappearing–glad I had a chance to visit these people who live on floating islands for the last 500 years.

      Michael is totally amazing and an inspiration to everyone that it is possible to have and amazing and vigorous life well into your 80s–if one is willing to work at it

      Thanks for commenting Darlene

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