7/23/18 – How to Start Your Day

CURRENT EVENTS

How to Start Your Day

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Other than yourself, do you believe there is intelligent life on Earth?
Yes  82.35%  (14 votes)
Possible  11.76%  (2 votes)
No  5.88%  (1 votes)
Total Votes: 17
What do you think of Russia?
Trump and Putin meeting is good for world  47.06%  (8 votes) 
Trump and Putin meeting is bad for world  29.41%  (5 votes) 
Russian people are good  23.53%  (4 votes) 
Russian people are bad  0%  (0 votes)
 Total Votes: 17
When things go wrong, I usually
Blame Myself  63.64%  (7 votes) 
Blame No One  36.36%  (4 votes) 
Blame Others  0%  (0 votes)
 Total Votes: 11

BOOK OF THE WEEK

You may never have heard of Tip O’Neill and you may think this book is about politics.

However, anyone reading this book will find the lessons most useful.  For instance, the book says it is alright to change your position on something because it is more important to be right than consistent.

All Politics Is Local

By Tip O’Neill with Gary Hymel

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

This is a very strange movie, but I sort of enjoyed it, plus I don’t want to mention the three other movies that I watched this week because they  were so disappointing.

The Party (2018)

Critics Consensus: Old-fashioned charm meets sharp wit and modern social satire in The Party, a biting comedy carried by a shining performance from Patricia Clarkson. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I saw Sara Evans a few years ago at a concert.

As If

By Sara Evans

ART OF THE WEEK

Here is a unique form of art, turning a stable into a bar.

Well, that is what someone did in Bay City. Michigan.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Marcus Antonius

Marcus Antonius (14 January 83 BC – 1 August 30 BC), was a Roman politician and general.Antony was a supporter of Julius Caesar, and served as one of his generals during the conquest of Gaul and the Civil War. 

After Caesar’s death in 44 BC, Antony joined forces with Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, another of Caesar’s generals, and Octavian, Caesar’s great-nephew and adopted son, forming a three-man dictatorship. The Triumvirs defeated Caesar’s murderers, the Liberatores, at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, and divided the government of the Republic between themselves. Antony was assigned Rome’s eastern provinces, including the client kingdom of Egypt, then ruled by Cleopatra.

Relations among the triumvirs were strained as the various members sought greater political power. Civil war between Antony and Octavian was averted in 40 BC, when Antony married Octavian’s sister, Octavia. Despite this marriage, Antony carried on a love affair with Cleopatra, who bore him three children, further straining Antony’s relations with Octavian.

Disagreements between Antony and Octavian erupted into civil war in 31 BC. Later that year, Antony was defeated by Octavian’s forces at the Battle of Actium. Antony and Cleopatra fled to Egypt, where they committed suicide. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE 

PHYSICAL TRAITS

The recommended maximum daily consumption of alcoholic is two drinks for me and one drink for woman.

Exceeding this recommend amounts could result in the following:

CHARACTER TRAITS 

Many people are superstitious, especially when it comes to black cats

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

This is something we all need to learn.

MISCELLANEOUS 

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

6 thoughts on “7/23/18 – How to Start Your Day

    • Thank you Nanette for commenting and I hope you liked the preview of the film. It certainly isn’t a film for everyone, but I did enjoy it and thought it was very clever.

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  1. I’m a little behind in viewing your blog. I emjoyed it as always. i love Sara Evans and loved the joke about the new arrivals. People have gotten way to addicted to their cell phones. Not me.

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