There were those who never came home
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Beam Me Up, Scotty
By James Doohan with Peter David
I’ve read most of the books by the crew of the Starship Enterprise, but somehow missed this one. If you are a fan of Star Trek, you probably should read this book; otherwise, I doubt it will hold much interest for you.
All around the world, everyone knows “Scotty” — but far fewer know the true story of actor James Doohan, who has brought Starfleet’s legendary “miracle worker” to life for three seasons on television and in seven major motion pictures.
The actor who brought to life Star Trek’s engineering officer Montgomery Scott discusses his army service during World War II, his career, and relationships with his co-stars
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
The last season of one of my favorite shows.
Elementary Season 7
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
I saw this video and it made me proud that I live in the USA.
Old Town Road
Lil Nas X(Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus)
ART OF THE WEEK
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Location: Near Kraków, Poland
I was recently in this amazing mine and saw the unground lake, chapels and statues carved out of salt by the miners. Here are a few photos, which in no way conveys how marvelous this place is. I’m hoping these and other photos I have posted will encouraging you to travel somewhere you have never been. This was my first trip to Poland and I thought the entire country was amazing.
Huge Gallery Deep in the Mine
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, lies within the Kraków metropolitan area. Sodium chloride (table salt) was formerly produced there and had been since Neolithic times. The Wieliczka salt mine, excavated from the 13th century, produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world’s oldest operating salt mines. Commercial salt mining was discontinued in 1996 owing to falling salt prices and mine flooding.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine is now an official Polish Historic Monument. Its attractions include the shafts and labyrinthine passageways, displays of historic salt-mining technology, an underground lake, four chapels and numerous statues carved by miners out of the rock salt, and more recent sculptures by contemporary artists. (Source: Wikipedia)
As much as I like traveling, it is always nice to have someone waiting for you when you return from a trip.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Mikolaj Kopernik (Polish Spelling)
Nicolaus Copernicus (aka Mikolaj Kopernik (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe.
The publication of Copernicus’ model in his book (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, was a major event in the history of science.
Copernicus was born and died in Royal Prussia, a region that had been part of the Kingdom of Poland since 1466. He obtained a doctorate in canon law and was also a mathematician, astronomer, physician, classics scholar, translator, governor, diplomat, and economist.
This is a picture I took of Mikolaj Kopernik’s actual house in Toruñ, Poland.
Our guide (Picture below) who told us she was a small child during the time of Kopernik, but remembered this story.
When Napoleon came to Toruñ, he asked the city leaders to show him Kopernik’s house. The city leaders had no idea where Kopernik had lived, since hundreds of years had passed. So they found an empty house, brought in some furniture and even a telescope (which had yet to be invited during Kopernik’s time). Napoleon was satisfied.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
This lady certainly models the behavior of a caring and courageous person.
Adina Emilia De Zavala
You can read more about her on Wikipedia, by searching for Adina Emilia De Zavala.
These are the top ten countries in the last year who have looked at this blog.
My homework was never eaten.
If I had it to do over again, I would have paid more attention when I was in school to grammar and spelling.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Yes 56.25% (9 votes)
No 43.75% (7 votes)
Total Votes: 16
Yes 88.89% (16 votes)
No 11.11% (2 votes)
No 46.15% (6 votes)
Sometimes 38.46% (5 votes)
Yes 15.38% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 13
Yes 100% (15 votes)
No 0% (0 votes)
Yes, a lot 37.5% (6 votes)
Yes, once in a while 31.25% (5 votes)
Generally no 31.25% (5 votes)
Total Votes: 16
I’ve voted voted for both Democrats and Republicans for President 57.14% (8 votes)
I’ve never voted for anyone other then a Democrat for President 21.43% (3 votes)
I’ve never voted for anyone other than a Republican for President 14.29% (2 votes)
I’ve voted for a third party candidate for President 7.14% (1 votes)
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.