07/01/19 – Our Safari Experience


Our Safari Experience

First we encountered a gorilla. 

Next, we encountered a giraffe 

If that wasn’t enough, we came across a bear.

Then we saw an eagle

So, what kind of safari were we on?

The next bike safari is July 11.


The Art of War Illustrated

By Sun Tzu & Translated By James Trapp

If you have already read The Art of War, then I would not bother reading this version. However, if you have never read The Art of War, this is a good edition for you to read.

The Art of War Illustrated is a new translation by James Trapp with case studies that provide expert military commentaries on the 13 parts of the original work. The case studies include battles and campaigns from throughout history and from every part of the world, offering the reader a relevant military context for each aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics.(Source: Barnes & Nobles)


I just really like this Canadian (CBC) show and watched a number of re-runs last week.

Kim’s Convenience


I’ve probably used this song before, but it is so upbeat that I thought I would use it again.

Can’t Stop The Feeling

By Justin Timberlake



Flora Design

Floral design or flower arrangement is the art of using plant materials and flowers to create a pleasing and balanced composition. Evidence of refined floristry is found as far back as the culture of ancient Egypt. Professionally designed floral designs, arrangements or artwork incorporate the elements of floral design: line, form, space, texture, and color, and the principles of floral design: balance, proportion, rhythm, contrast, harmony, and unity. (Source: Wikipedia)

I’ve heard from a very reliable source that Cindy is very good at flora design.


There is a lot of talk today about the government using the tax dollars of working men and women to pay off the debt that college students have incurred. Well, I guess we have all made purchases that on hindsight weren’t really worth the cost. Anyway, this week’s extraordinary people are the working men and women of the USA.



Rick Lawrence died last week and my condolences to his family and friends in the powerlifting community.  I really didn’t know him well, but I remember exchanging a few pleasantries with him at a number of contests and always found him encouraging and supportive. I’m sure his absence will be noticed at future contests.



Many people have a hard time staying down-to-earth or being grounded. Perhaps, this will help those people as much as anything will.

I suppose a quick glance at the above will have you thinking this is just a joke.

However, if you really think about it, you may reach another conclusion.


Last week I posted this under social traits.

I recall something one of my college professors said in the late 1960’s. It went something like this:  

There are three kinds of people


Instinctive people, who simply rely on their instincts.


Educated people, who think they know; but they really don’t.


Then, there are the people who really know.

The interesting thing is that the people who really know think like the instinctive people.

The only difference, is that they know why they think that way.




Which do you prefer, “Alimony” or “Mony Mony”?

“Mony Mony”  44.44%  (8 votes) 

“Alimony”  22.22%  (4 votes) 

Neither  22.22%  (4 votes) 

Both  11.11%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 18

Having Bill O’Reilly’s name in the title of the above book

has no impact on my decision to read or not read this book.  50%  (9 votes) 

would make me consider reading this bool.  33.33%  (6 votes) 

would make me not want to read this book.  16.67%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 18
Regarding “Caligula The Mad Emperor”

I have not seen it, but would like to see it.  71.43%  (10 votes) 

I’ve seen it and liked it  14.29%  (2 votes) 

I’ve seen it and did not like it  7.14%  (1 votes) 

I have not seen it and do not want to see it.  7.14%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 14

Have you ever heard of the Baby Shark song before now?

No  68.42%  (13 votes) 

Yes  31.58%  (6 votes) 

Total Votes: 19
Which political party did President Lincoln represent?

Republican Party  73.68%  (14 votes) 

Democratic Party  10.53%  (2 votes)  

Independent  10.53%  (2 votes) 

Libertarian Party  5.26%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

What do you think about the above joke?

If is funny  52.94%  (9 votes) 

It is funny and says something.  23.53%  (4 votes) 

It is not funny and says nothing  17.65%  (3 votes) 

It is not funny  5.88%  (1 votes) 

It says something  0%  (0 votes) 

It says nothing  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 17
Do you allow the wait staff to bring things to your table, that you know you don’t want to eat?

Yes  47.06%  (8 votes) 

Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t  35.29%  (6 votes) 

No  17.65%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 17
Do you believe most intellignt people are full of doubt and the less intelligent ones are full of self-confidence?

No  57.14%  (8 votes) 

Yes  42.86%  (6 votes) 

Total Votes: 14
Do you think cats are aloof?

Yes  76.92%  (10 votes) 

No  23.08%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 13


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.

16 thoughts on “07/01/19 – Our Safari Experience

    • Thank you very much Chris for commenting. This is the second year that the Detroit Zoo has done this and what a great way to see the zoo. It is a big hit. The Zoo does it twice each summer in June and again in July. Last year I went in June and tried to buy tickets for July and it was already sold out. If a zoo is interested in increasing its funding, this is a great event for them to put on.


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