9/10/18 – Burt Reynolds and Clim Seals


Burt Reynolds

(2/11/1936 – 9/6/2018)

I think entertainers touch the lives of all of us and it is always sad to see them go.

Clim Seals

However, “sad” does not even come close to describing the loss of a long time friend.

I first met Clim when I was a student (I was 30 when I graduated) at Wayne State University (WSU) and he came to talk to the students about a profession known as Internal Auditing.

I spent most of my life as an internal auditor at various corporations and Clim and I visited various colleges and high schools talking about internal auditing.  It was always a treat for me to return to WSU and tell the students how I was sitting in those same seats listening to Clim talk about internal auditing.  There was never that much difference in our ages, since I was 30 when I graduated.  Anyway, I got a kick out of Clim telling me one day as my hair turned grey, that I could retire that story.

He was a great guy and always a gentleman.


Do you try to make your dwelling a work of art that reflects your personality and tastes?

Yes, I try to make it a work of art  37.5%  (6 votes) 

It reflects my tastes, but far from a work of art  37.5%  (6 votes) 

No  25%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 16
Do you think unions are still needed?

Yes  76.47%  (13 votes) 

No  23.53%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 17
Would you wear white after Labor Day?

Yes  64.71%  (11 votes) 

Maybe  23.53%  (4 votes) 

No  11.76%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 17
Do you believe there is a time when you are too old to set another goal or dream another dream?

No  94.12%  (16 votes) 

Yes, and that age begins at 60  5.88%  (1 votes) 

Yes, and that age begins at 40  0%  (0 votes) 

Yes, and that age begins at 50  0%  (0 votes) 

Yes, and that age begins at 70  0%  (0 votes) 

Yes and that age begins at 80  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 17
Have you ever declined an offered opportunity because you felt you weren’t ready?

Yes, a few times  53.33%  (8 votes) 

No  40%  (6 votes) 

Yes, a number of times  6.67%  (1 votes) 

Very rarely  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 15


I’m half way through this book and find it so captivating. Not only will you learn about Alexander the Great, but you will learn a lot about human nature.  

Alexander The Great

By Philip Freeman

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror.

The celebrated Macedonian king has been one of the most enduring figures in history. He was a general of such skill and renown that for two thousand years other great leaders studied his strategy and tactics, from Hannibal to Napoleon, with countless more in between.

He flashed across the sky of history like a comet, glowing brightly and burning out quickly: crowned at age nineteen, dead by thirty-two. He established the greatest empire of the ancient world; Greek coins and statues are found as far east as Afghanistan. Our interest in him has never faded. (Source: Goodreads)


Smokey and the Bandit (1977)


Blueberry Hill

By Vladimir Putin

Blueberry Hill

By Fats Domino

I’m not going to waste everyone’s time with a poll asking who did the song better, since that is obvious.  But I will give Vladimir credit for even attempting this song.


Ginevra dé Benci

Ginevra de’ Benci is a portrait painting by Leonardo da Vinci of the 15th-century Florentine aristocrat Ginevra de’ Benci (born c.  1458). The oil-on-wood portrait was acquired by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. in 1967. The sum of US$5 million—an absolute record price at the time—came from the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund and was paid to the Princely House of Liechtenstein. It is the only painting by Leonardo on public view in the Americas. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. The Mona Lisa is also one of the most valuable paintings in the world. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in history at $100 million in 1962, which is worth nearly $800 million in 2017.


USA Supreme Court

Motown Supremes



Some clothing advice for the guys





Here is something every guy needs to learn.



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

My Final Cover

11 thoughts on “9/10/18 – Burt Reynolds and Clim Seals

  1. I am sorry for your loss, Bill.

    On a brighter note: I ticked ALL those boxes of the healthy poll (yay me!), and I saw the Mona Lisa once. I was in Paris with high school and at one point during our trip to the Louvre me and a friend wondered what that big crowd of Japanese people was doing there. They all had their cameras ready and were slowly moving forward, so we decided to join the queue. Eventually we happened to be the only two of our class that got a snapshot of the Mona Lisa. Nobody else from our group had seen her :’)

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