CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
Dempsey (I affectionally called him “Pitbull”)
The death of any pet is always a tragedy, but even more so if it is due to a groomers incompetence and neglect.
A couple of weeks ago Dempsey went to Petsmart to be groomed. He came home burned and cut all over his neck, with some sores elsewhere on his body. A vet said it was from the equipment getting too hot. Dempsey was put on Benadryl, and antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory. For the past couple weeks he’s lived with bandages around his neck, and a cone.
When a complaint was lodge with Petsmart, they refused to acknowledge what happened and said they would have to send everything to corporate.
A few days later, Dempsey was barely breathing and was rushed to the vet who immediately began working on him. His body temperature dropped, his blood pressure plummeted, and his breathing was weak. He rapidly worsened, and the vet finally said she could tell there had been brain damage. At that point she said there was nothing more she could do.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
Try to stay positive, you attract what you send out into the world
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
When angry, if at all possible you should let some time pass before you speak.
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
One of the most important things to learn is that our time here is limited,
don’t act like you have forever to do things that are important to you.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
In case you are wondering when is the right time to do something,
perhaps this watch will help.
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
The Longevity Book
by Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz wrote The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned—and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier. (Source: Harper Collins Publishers)
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
I just finished binge watching this on Netflix and I think it is even better than Season 1.
The Crown Season 2
Critics Consensus: The Crown continues its reign with a self-assured sophomore season that indulges in high drama and sumptuous costumes. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes with a 93% rating)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
When I and others were watching The Beatles in their early days, who knew that Lenin was going to read a book by Marx and try to change the world. If nothing else, it was the end of innocence.
I Saw Here Standing There
By The Beatles
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Trek 45.45% (10 votes)
Star Wars 22.73% (5 votes)
Both equally good 18.18% (4 votes)
Don’t like either 13.64% (3 votes)
THIS WEEK’S POLL – What Country are you from?
The following in order, are the top ten countries where most of the readers of this blog live:
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
This painting recently sold for $450 million
By Leonardo da Vinci
Salvator Mundi is a painting of Christ as Salvator Mundi (Latin for Savior of the World) by Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1500. The painting shows Jesus, in Renaissance dress, giving a benediction with his right hand raised and two fingers extended, while holding a transparent rock crystal orb in his left hand, signaling his role as savior of the world and master of the cosmos, and representing the ‘crystalline sphere’ of the heavens, as it was perceived during the Renaissance.. (Source: Wikipedia)
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
Leonardo da Vinci
Portrait by Francesco Meizi
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank.
Many historians and scholars regard Leonardo as the prime exemplar of the “Universal Genius” or “Renaissance Man”, an individual of “unquenchable curiosity” and “feverishly inventive imagination”, and he is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived.
Born out-of-wedlock to a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter Andrea del Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, and he spent his last years in France at the home awarded to him by Francis I of France.
Leonardo was, and is, renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time. Leonardo’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man is also regarded as a cultural icon, being reproduced on items as varied as the euro coin, textbooks, and T-shirts.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
Thank you Darlene, Michael, Ritu & Swati for commenting on last week’s post.
BLOG & FACEBOOK
Thank you Amber, Bridget, Cindi, Colleen, Curry, Darlene, Donna, Ian, Marian, Mike, Phillip & Shirley, for sharing my post last week on Facebook.
And my thanks to Maria & The Movie Geek, started following my blog and to Annabel, Geoffrey, Larry, Peter & Tony, for liking my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.
Warning: This book will not change your life, only you can do that.