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.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
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)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I just really like this Canadian (CBC) show and watched a number of re-runs last week.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
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
ART OF THE WEEK
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.
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE OF THE WEEK
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.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
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.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
“Mony Mony” 44.44% (8 votes)
“Alimony” 22.22% (4 votes)
Neither 22.22% (4 votes)
Both 11.11% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 18
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)
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
No 68.42% (13 votes)
Yes 31.58% (6 votes)
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
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)
Yes 47.06% (8 votes)
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t 35.29% (6 votes)
No 17.65% (3 votes)
No 57.14% (8 votes)
Yes 42.86% (6 votes)
Yes 76.92% (10 votes)
No 23.08% (3 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.