7/30/18 -Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler CEO, Dies


Sergio Marchionne

Auto legend Sergio Marchionne, the charismatic executive who turned Fiat and Chrysler around before combining the companies as a profitable business, died Wednesday. He was 66.

“I don’t care what a tough guy he was to work for, he saved our company,” said Cass Burch, a Chrysler and Jeep dealer in Georgia. “He deserves a bronze statue.”


How do you start your day?
Positive  70%  (14 votes) 
Depends upon the particular day  30%  (6 votes) 
Negative  0%  (0 votes)
 Total Votes: 20
What is your feeling on someone changing their position?
They can be influenced by additional information  77.78%  (14 votes)
They are wise  22.22%  (4 votes)
They are wishy-washy  0%  (0 votes)
Can’t be trusted  0%  (0 votes)
Total Votes: 18
When you forget your cell phone
It is no big deal  53.33%  (8 votes) 
It is a big deal  33.33%  (5 votes) 
I have to immediately retrieve it regardless of the inconvenience  13.33%  (2 votes)
 Total Votes: 15
Do you exceed the daily maximum alcohol consumption of 2 drinks for males and 1 drink for females?
Once in a while  41.18%  (7 votes) 
Yes  29.41%  (5 votes) 
Never  29.41%  (5 votes) 
Total Votes: 17
Are you superstitious?
Yes, a little  50%  (8 votes) 
Not at all  50%  (8 votes) 
Yes, a lot  0%  (0 votes)
 Total Votes: 16


Illustrated Classic Editions is a painless way to read the classics.  Every other page contains a drawing of the page you just read.  I just finished reading the Sherlock Holmes classic, The Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles.  

This is a perfect way to expose your children to the classics or if you are like me, the perfect way to expose yourself to the classics.

Illustrated Classic Editions

Sherlock Holmes

and the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles

By A. Conan Doyle


If you have never seen this movie, you really should.  And it you have seen it before, you may want to watch it again.  It is great.

Before Sunrise (1995)


Critics Consensus: Thought-provoking and beautifully filmed, Before Sunrise is an intelligent, unabashedly romantic look at modern love, led by marvelously natural performances from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)


The Talkin’ Song Repair

By Alan Jackson


Here is some backyard art.


The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger was so named [for being] the sole survivor of a group of six Texas Rangers.

A posse of six members of the Texas Ranger Division pursuing a band of outlaws led by Bartholomew “Butch” Cavendish is betrayed by a civilian guide and is ambushed in a canyon.

Later, an Indian named Tonto, stumbles onto the scene and discovers one ranger is barely alive, and he nurses the man back to health. 

Among the Rangers killed was the survivor’s older brother, Daniel Reid, who was a captain in the Texas Rangers and the leader of the ambushed group. To conceal his identity and honor his fallen brother, Reid fashions a black domino mask using cloth from his late brother’s vest. To aid in the deception, Tonto digs a sixth grave and places at its head a cross bearing Reid’s name so that Cavendish and his gang would believe that all of the Rangers had been killed.

Reid continues fighting for justice as The Lone Ranger even after the Cavendish gang is captured. (Source: Wikipedia)








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

My Final Cover

8 thoughts on “7/30/18 -Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler CEO, Dies

  1. having worked for Chrysler for 30 years I am grateful to both iacocca and marchionne for saving the company. nobody wanted us in 2008 and marchionne took us over and made us profitable again. at the time I was working at minivan plant at age 48 and scared as all hell losing my job and pension. thankyou Sergio and r.i.p

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    • Chrysler sure makes a great truck. Thank for commenting and also for the great time Friday at the Windsor wineries. My treat next time, definitely would like to do it again this summer


  2. I enjoy reading your blog! You have a quirky sense of humor and your backyard,(it is yours, isn’t it…wink,wink) is wonderful.I like your comments about books and movies. I have a book recommendation for you. The man who wrote this true story was on NPR recently. The book is called “The Desert and the Sea: 977 days captive on the Somali coast.” It is by Michael Scott Moore. I’m more than half way through and can’t put it down.


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