CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
Looking for that perfect gift for someone important to you,
I suggest you give them your time.
But, for those of you that didn’t receive the traditional 24 hours a day
On a lighter note, Carol and I visited the Meadow Brook Hall Christmas Walk.
Meadow Brook Hall is a 100 room mansion on the campus of Oakland University
Above photos taken by a gentleman who appeared out of nowhere and offered to take our photos. When I asked him his name, he simply replied, “Santa Claus”.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
Friends are priceless
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
This is especially true during the Christmas shopping season
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
I’ve always liked this song
By Kenny Rogers
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
The Kirkus Review of this book said, “A touch on the dry side but a feast for classical scholars.”
Well, I am obviously not a classical scholar, but I did find this book a feast.
by Richard Alston
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
If you like detective stories, these are well worth watching. I’ve mentioned the brilliant Belgian detective before and now I decided to watch the series from the beginning. Plus, if you like art deco, you will see a lot of it since the series takes place in Europe during the 1930s.
Agatha Christie Poirot Series
Gone Girl (2014)
“Gone Girl” certainly isn’t a Christmas movie, but what a movie. I saw it when it first came out and just watched it the other day and I still think it is an absolutely amazing film.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
A lot of people have sung this Christmas favorite and sang it very well, but none of the various versions of this song appeal to me as much as the Elvis version.
One could say I like it so much because my uncle, who was responsible for the shows at the Memphis Fair Grounds, knew Elvis; but, I say because Elvis is The King.
Here Comes Santa Claus
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Which do you prefer?
Merry Christmas 65% (13 votes)
Happy Holidays 30% (6 votes)
Bah Humbug 5% (1 votes)
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Did you believe in Santa Claus when you were a child?
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
Film making is definitely an art and here is a little JibJab film that my friends Sue, Kristi and Kelly made for me when I retired in December 2009.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
Thomas D. Hahard, Meadow Brook Theater
Although Scrooge’s name came to represent a miser or person who is reluctant to spend, sometimes to the point of forgoing even basic comforts and some necessities, in order to hoard money, he demonstrated in later years, perhaps through divine intervention, that people can change.
In later years, it was said that no person kept Christmas, better than Ebenezer Scrooge, who used his wealth to benefit others.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
Thank you Carol, Darlene, Fair Chick, Judy, Nanette & Vera for commenting on last week’s post.
BLOG & FACEBOOK
Thank you Chester, Christine, Cj, Cynthia, Dan, Darlene, Dave, Donna, Frank, Kris, Pamela, Peggy, Robert, Shirley & Susan, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.
And my thanks to Empty Nest, Hiral, Karen, Just Me, Lexi, Lijo, Rosemary, Trudy & Vera, started following my blog and to Blake, Liliana, Michelle & Ron, for liking my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.
Warning: This book will not change your life, only you can do that.