CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)
Since the winter Olympics are still going on, I thought some of you may be wondering who was the most successful Olympic competitor ever. Here is the answer.
Roman Emperor Nero
In AD 67, Nero took part in the Olympic Games and became the only competitor in history to win all the events. As outstanding as this accomplish was, it was even more impressive since he did not even enter some events. And other events, like the chariot races, Nero did not finish the event. Nero was thrown from his chariot and did not finish the race, yet he was still proclaimed the winner on the grounds that he would have won had he been able to complete the race.
PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)
Honor Thy Temple (Honra Tu Templo)
What has happened to people, it seems so many claim they can’t eat this or that due to an allergy. No doubt true for a few, but is it possible to be true for so many. I hope not.
CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)
The Foundation for Being Extraordinary
SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)
(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)
Growth Keeps You Extraordinary
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to learn another language. It helps keep your mind sharp and it goes over well when one is visiting a foreign country.
The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary
(Las Probabilidades y Los Fines de Ser Extraordinarios)
Most people are their own biggest obstacle to having what they want.
BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)
This is definitely not an easy read, so please skip down to “Movie of the Week.”
In The Name of Rome
by Adrian Goldsworthy
The Roman Empire was created and maintained by military might. As a consequence, generals were immensely important figures throughout Rome’s history. Often the same men who commanded the legions in battle dominated the State in peacetime.
From Scipio Africanus, who combined apparent mysticism with iron determination, to Caesar, the aggressive and charismatic aristocrat, Adrian Goldsworthy looks at Rome’s greatest generals and at how and why they won their victories. At the same time he tells the story of Roman warfare, from the bitter struggle with Carthage and the brilliant Hannibal in the third century BC to the last desperate attempt to win back the Western Empire in the sixth century AD. He also traces the evolution of the Roman army and the Roman political system which directed it. (Source: Adrian Goldsworthy)
MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)
I’m now in the 13 and final season of this wonderful series.
Poirot Series 13
MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)
I miss this version of Taylor Swift compared to today’s version.
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
By Taylor Swift
LAST WEEK’S POLL – Valentine’s Day
Doing nothing out of the ordinary 47.06% (8 votes)
Giving someone a Valentine card 23.53% (4 votes)
Giving someone a gift 17.65% (3 votes)
THIS WEEK’S POLL – Happiness
ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)
Here are photos of the outside of the Colosseum and the inside, that I took while Carol and I were on a visit to Rome.
The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built.
Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius).
The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.
The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
Although partially ruined because of damage caused by earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. It is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions. (Source: Wikipedia)
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)
It seems to me that today, the media refers to a lot of people as heroes, who are victims. However, Aaron Feist isn’t a victim, he is a true hero in every sense of the word.
They say that the best way to die is in your sleep and that is a pretty good way to die. But I believe a hero’s death is a far better way to leave Earth.
(CNN)Football coach Aaron Feis threw himself in front of students as bullets hailed down Wednesday at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)
TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)
Thank you Carol, Darlene, Quirky Girl, Roijoyeux & Spiritual Journey for commenting on last week’s post.
BLOG & FACEBOOK
And my thanks to Aarti, Ankandas, Experimental Film Festival & Mabm, who started following my blog.
Warning: This book will not change your life, only you can do that.