If you have a koi pond like I do, you certainly don’t want Blue Herons visiting your pond. However, they are a magnificent bird, something that appears to be from prehistoric times when you see them flying above you.
I have some plastic Blue Herons around my pond to indicate to the real Blue Herons that the pond is already taken.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
The Longest Trek
By Grace Lee Whitney with Jim Denney
I almost stopped reading this book because of Grace’s description of the assault she experienced as well as other bad experiences. But there is enough interesting material in this book to make it of interest to a Star Trek fan. If you are not a Star Trek fan, you may want to pass on this book.
She opened for jazz great Billie Holiday, shared the set with Marilyn Monroe, and flirted on-screen with Jack Lemmon. In her dream role, Gene Roddenberry beamed her aboard the Starship Enterprise as Yeoman Janice Rand in the original “Star Trek” series. But a terrifying sexual assault on the studio lot and her lifelong feelings of emptiness and isolation would soon combine to turn her starry dream into a nightmare.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I’ve watch thee episodes of this series and found it entertaining, although like most films they either take some liberties with the facts or simply make some up if we don’t know what actually took place. Still, I found it entertaining.
THE Spanish Princess
The Spanish Princess is a British-American historical period drama television limited series developed by Emma Frost and Matthew Graham for Starz.
It is based on the novels The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory and it is a sequel to the miniseries The White Queen and The White Princess.
The series premiered on May 5, 2019, with an initial eight episode order. On June 3, 2019, Starz ordered an additional eight episodes to premiere in 2020 and conclude the story. (Source: Wikipedia)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
By Chris Montez
Here is an early 1960s version from American Bandstand
ART OF THE WEEK
I think it isn’t art, unless it says something. I took these photos of these chairs while I was recently in Krakow.
Memorial to victims of the Krakow ghetto
The Memorial shown in the above photos, was designed by Krakow architects Piotr Lewicki and Kazimierz Latak, and opened on 8 December 2005.
This square was the place where the Jews had to assemble before being transported to the concentration/death camps. The Jews who were able to work were sent to the Plaszow forced labor camp just outside the city of Krakow, and the rest were sent to the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
According to information given by the Auschwitz Museum, March 13, 1943 was the day that the gas chamber in Krema II at Birkenau was first used when 1,492 women, children and elderly Jews from the Podgorze Ghetto were put to death immediately upon arrival and their bodies were burned in the ovens.
As horrible as you can imagine these camps to be, seeing them was even more horrible than anything I could have imagined. I think everyone should see these absolutely horrible places one, but I never want to see such places again.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Willie Hugh Nelson(born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist.Nelson [is] one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
In 1990, Nelson’s assets were seized by the Internal Revenue Service, which claimed that he owed $32 million. The difficulty of paying his outstanding debt was aggravated by weak investments he had made during the 1980s. In 1992, Nelson released The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories?; the profits of the double album—destined to the IRS—and the auction of Nelson’s assets cleared his debt. (Source: Wikipedia)
Last Man Standing
By Willie Nelson
I wish I did not understand so well what Willie is singing;
on second thought, maybe I do.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
I’ll be benching and deadlifting this Thursday, June 13.
Here I am with my Rogue Ohio Deadlift Bar that I was taking to the gym to use for the first time. It worked great, I did a 345 lbs. deadlift with it and put the big wheels on it to do a 365 lbs. deadlift.
Just in case you don’t know what big wheels are, here is a photo I took a couple of years ago.
I think one is always better off in the long run being honest on their resume.
You certainly don’t want this to happen to you.
In addition to being honest, some student advisors tell their students to try to figure out what the interviewer is looking for and try to position yourself as that kind of person. Personally, I think this is a mistake because you will either have to be someone you are not your entire career or you will disappoint your employer. Neither is a winning outcome.
Corrective lens can be so annoying.
Advertisers and politicians know the importance of selecting a clever name or phrase, so try not to be fooled by them.
Not only does it feel better, but often your attitude can influence the outcome.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Yes 61.11% (11 votes)
No 38.89% (7 votes)
Total Votes: 18
Yes 70.59% (12 votes)
No 29.41% (5 votes)
Yes 56.25% (9 votes)
No 43.75% (7 votes)
Total Votes: 16
No 68.75% (11 votes)
Yes 31.25% (5 votes)
Only for special events or obligations 62.5% (10 votes)
Rarely 25% (4 votes)
Frequently for almost any reason 12.5% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 16
Yes 42.86% (6 votes)
Maybe 42.86% (6 votes)
No 14.28% (2 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.