CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
As you know, the Groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter,
protests have broken out everywhere.
The Groundhog issued the following in response to these protests.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple (Honra Tu Templo)
The Barbell Prescription
Strength Training for Life After 40
By Jonathon M. Sullivan & Andy Baker
This book is not an easy read and at times can seem like you are reading a Ph.D. Thesis. However, there is no doubt these guys know their way around a gym. And they have some good solid advice for those who wish to participate in the extreme sport of “aging”.
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
Being trustworthy is so important for being extraordinary. People must be able to trust you. Don’t be one of those people who always seems to have something up their sleeve.
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
(Las Probabilidades y Los Fines de Ser Extraordinarios)
Something to keep in mind.
(Algo a tener en cuenta.)
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
I first read this book in 1985, when it first came out. I recently reviewed it and find it still provides a lot of worthwhile advice about how to be happy in the workplace.
I would add, please be reasonable in your expectations. There is a reason you are being paid to show up. It the experience was going to be great, you would be charged admission.
The Joy of Working
by Denis Waitley, Ph.D. and Reni L. Witt
Now everyone, from secretaries to CEOs, from house painters to housewives, can learn to mix business with pleasure and make every job a labor of love. Here is a practical, down-to-earth guide that gives you a step-by-step, day-by-day unique 30-point program that will teach you how to take stock of your talents, avoid routine, take on greater challenges, and come to understand the true joy of working. (Source: Amazon)
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
I’m now into Series 11 of this great series.
Poirot – Series 11
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
The suspect The Rolling Stones are singing about the key to happiness.
(El sospechoso que los Rolling Stones están cantando sobre la clave de la felicidad.)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
By The Rolling Stones
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Strength Training
Do you do any strength training with weights?
Bench Press 26.67% (4 votes)
Auxiliary Exercises with weights or machines 26.67% (4 votes)
Deadlift 13.33% (2 votes)
Squat 13.33% (2 votes)
Exercises involving body weight 13.33% (2 votes)
Standing or Military Press 6.67% (1 votes)
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Super Bowl
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
If you have ever been to Roma, you will see statutes everywhere. Here is a photo of a statue of Billino, The Roman.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
I thought since Valentine Day is approaching, I would try to shed a little light on the person this holiday is named after.
“He was a Roman Priest, during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius, who had an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people. This was based on the hypothesis that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers because married soldiers might be afraid of what might happen to them or their wives or families if they died.”
“The idea of encouraging marriage within the Christian church was what Valentine was about. Because of the edict, he was secretly marrying people. Valentine was eventually caught, imprisoned and tortured for performing marriage ceremonies against command of Emperor Claudius.
In the year 269 AD, Valentine was sentenced to a three-part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation all because of his stand for Christian marriage. The story goes that the last words he wrote were in a note, signing it, “from your Valentine.”
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
I think this would be funny, if it weren’t so true.
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
Thank you Candace, Nick, Rene & Sunaina, for commenting on last week’s post.
BLOG & FACEBOOK
Thank you Carmen, Denise, Donna, Mary, Nandini, Tammy & Walter for sharing my post last week on Facebook.
And my thanks to Cross-fit Mom, Inessa, J.B., Jen, Nikita, Tabitha, The Little Rebel & Twalha, started following my blog and to Amy, Anita, Cathy, Jan, Lori, Michele, Paulina, Sarah, Sylvia & Theresa, for liking my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.
Warning: This book will not change your life, only you can do that.