09/16/19 – Take Me Home Tonight

CURRENT EVENTS

Eddie Money

(March 21, 1949 – September 13, 2019)

Eddie Money, the prolific singer and songwriter whose songs “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” and “Take Me Home Tonight” soundtracked popular music in the 1980s, has died after being diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer (Source: Variety on Twitter)

Take Me Home Tonight

By Eddie Money with Ronnie Spector

perform on Late Show with David Letterman on October 6, 1988.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

If you want to participate in the extreme sport of aging, I recommend you read this book or some other book about strength training for older people. Personally, I think 40 is a bit young; but if you are 60 or older you really need to make sure you are strong. 

The Barbell Prescription

Strength Training for Life After 40

By Jonathon M. Sullivan & Andy Baker

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I’ve watched or more accurately, I’ve tried to watch, some films so I could recommend one to you; but, I was only able to finish one of the films. I certainly couldn’t recommend it to you. I would have never watched it; except that Snoop Dog was in the film. So, perhaps you want to check out some travel videos.

Rick Steves’ Travel Videos

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Another great loss this week.

Ric Ocasek

Lead Singer of The Cars

(CNN) Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the new wave rock band The Cars, died Sunday in New York City, police said. He was 75. The Cars were a mainstay of MTV in its early days.

Ocasek married supermodel Paulina Porizkova after the two met while shooting the video for 1984’s “Drive.” The couple last year announced their separation. They had two children together.
He was known for his mop of black hair and black sunglasses, which featured in many of the band’s videos, including “You Might Think” in 1984.
Ocasek and The Cars were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

Shake It Up

By The Cars

ART OF THE WEEK

The Many Faces of Mona Lisa

#1 Before & After Mona

#2 Public Transportation Mona

#3 Vulcan Mona

#4 Relaxing Mona

#5 Monday Mona

#6 Sexy Mona

#7 Pirate Mona

#8 Traveling Mona

#9 Drinking Mona

#10 Actual Mona

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

 Quanah Parker

 

Quanah Parker (c. 1845 or 1852 – February 20, 1911) was a war leader of the Quahadi (“Antelope”) band of the Comanche Nation. He was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, an Anglo-American, who had been kidnapped as a child and assimilated into the tribe.

Following the apprehension of several Kiowa chiefs in 1871, Quanah emerged as a dominant figure in the Red River War. With European-Americans deliberately hunting American bison, the Comanches’ primary sustenance, into extinction, Quanah eventually surrendered and peaceably led the Quahadi to the reservation at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Quanah Parker was never elected chief by his people but was appointed by the federal government as principal chief of the entire Comanche Nation, and became a primary emissary of southwest indigenous Americans to the United States legislature.

In civilian life, he gained wealth as a rancher, settling near Cache, Oklahoma. Though he encouraged Christianization of Comanche people, he also advocated the Native American Church alternative, and passionately fought for the legal use of peyote in the movement’s religious practices. He was elected deputy sheriff of Lawton in 1902. After his death in 1911, the leadership title of Chief was replaced with Chairman; Quanah is thereby described as the “Last Chief of the Comanche”.

He is buried at Chief’s Knoll on Fort Sill. Many cities and highway systems in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas, once southern Comancheria, bear references to his name. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

You may have to be a Star Trek fan to get this one.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

This may be unpleasant to some, but it is something you need to think about.

Ain’t The Way to Die

By Eminem/Rihanna/ZDoggMD.com

An advance healthcare directive, also known as living will, personal directive, advance directive, medical directive or advance decision, is a legal document in which a person specifies what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity. In the U.S. it has a legal status in itself, whereas in some countries it is legally persuasive without being a legal document. (Source: Wikipedia)

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

I encourage you to see your own country as well as the rest of the world. Here is a video clip of pictures that Carol took when we visited San Antonio, Texas, back in 2017. I hope it encourages you to visit places, especially somewhere you haven’t been to before. 

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

How is your grammar?

Above average  58.82%  (10 votes) 

Average  35.29%  (6 votes) 

Below average  5.88%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 17

Regarding Star Trek: The Next Generation

I’ve seen episodes and I liked them  56.25%  (9 votes) 

I’ve seen episodes and I did not like them  18.75%  (3 votes) 

I have never seen any episodes and do not wish to see any  18.75%  (3 votes) 

I have never seen any episodes, but I would like to  6.25%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 16
Do you believe that those who don’t study history are likely to repeat history?

Yes  81.25%  (13 votes) 

I have no idea what you are saying  12.5%  (2 votes) 

No  6.25%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 16

Do you believe you can accomplish almost anything, if you 100% believe you can?

Maybe  50%  (8 votes) 

Yes  31.25%  (5 votes) 

No  18.75%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 16
Do you believe in yourself?

Yes  100%  (16 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 16

Book

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.

09/09/19 -Atlantic Hurricanes

CURRENT EVENTS

Atlantic Hurricanes

Hurricane Dorian has caused so much damage and suffering, that I thought we should know more about these Atlantic Hurricanes

Tracks of North Atlantic tropical cyclones
(1851–2012)

An Atlantic hurricane or tropical storm is a tropical cyclone that forms in the Atlantic Ocean, usually between the months of June and November.

A hurricane differs from a cyclone or typhoon only on the basis of location. A hurricane is a storm that occurs in the Atlantic Ocean and northeastern Pacific Ocean, a typhoon occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, and a cyclone occurs in the south Pacific or Indian Ocean.

Tropical cyclones can be categorized by intensity. Tropical storms have one-minute maximum sustained winds of at least 39 mph, while hurricanes have one-minute maximum sustained winds exceeding 74 mph.

Most North Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes form between June 1 and November 30. 

In recent times, tropical disturbances that reach tropical storm intensity are named from a predetermined list. Hurricanes that result in significant damage or casualties may have their names retired from the list at the request of the affected nations in order to prevent confusion should a subsequent storm be given the same name.

On average, in the North Atlantic basin (from 1966 to 2009) 11.3 named storms occur each season, with an average of 6.2 becoming hurricanes and 2.3 becoming major hurricanes (Category 3 or greater). The climatological peak of activity is around September 10 each season. (Source: Wikipedia)

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I’ve written a rough copy of another book that is  currently being reviewed by  subject matter experts that I personally know to be the best at what they do. I also have a couple of professionals helping me clean up my grammar. I hope to have it available sometime next year.

When I came across this cartoon below, I felt I just had to pass it on to you folks..

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I’ve been re-watching this entire seven season series consisting of 178 episodes, each about 45 minutes. I am current into season six. It is my favorite of all the various Star Treks. 

Star Trek: The Next Generation

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I wish this song was a little bit longer.

Stay

By Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

Stay” is a doo-wop song written by Maurice Williams and first recorded in 1960 by Williams with his group the Zodiacs. Commercially successful versions were later also issued by The Hollies, The Four Seasons and Jackson Browne. (Source: Wikipedia)

ART OF THE WEEK

Eagle Carved Out of Wood

Unfortunately, my eagle is no more. I made a big mistake placing it on that old tree stump and eventually the ants had their way with my eagle. It was truly a thing of beauty for many years.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

 Red Cloud

Red Cloud in 1880

Red Cloud (1822 – December 10, 1909) was one of the most important leaders of the Oglala Lakota from 1868 to 1909. He was one of the most capable American Indian opponents that the United States Army faced in its mission to occupy the western territories, leading a successful campaign in 1866–68 known as Red Cloud’s War over control of the Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana. The largest action of the war was the Fetterman Fight, with 81 Army soldiers killed, and was the worst military defeat suffered by the army on the Great Plains until the Battle of the Little Bighorn ten years later.

Red Cloud became an important leader of the Lakota as they transitioned from the freedom of the plains to the confinement of the reservation system. His trip to Washington, DC had convinced him of the number and power of European Americans, and he believed the Oglala had to seek peace.

Outliving all the other major Lakota leaders of the Indian Wars, Red Cloud died on Pine Ridge Reservation in 1909 at the age of 87, and was buried there in the cemetery now bearing his name. In old age, he is quoted as having said, “They made us many promises, more than I can remember. But they kept but one — They promised to take our land … and they took it.” (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Guys, you may want to give this a try; especially you bad boys.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

How many of the above ladies do you recognize from other paintings?
1  30.43%  (7 votes) 
4  26.09%  (6 votes) 
2  17.39%  (4 votes) 
0  13.04%  (3 votes) 
3  13.04%  (3 votes) 
Total Votes: 23
Do you believe are schools and universities for the most part, teach students what to think or do they teach how to think?
What to think  61.9%  (13 votes) 
How to think  38.1%  (8 votes) 
Total Votes: 21
Have you accomplished everything you wanted to accomplish this year?
No, but I still have hope  94.74%  (18 votes) 
I made no plans to accomplish anything  5.26%  (1 votes)
Yes  0%  (0 votes) 
No, and I have given up  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 19

Book

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.

09/02/19 – Thoughts About Going Back To School

CURRENT EVENTS

Thoughts About Going Back To School

Children

Teachers

Moms

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I believe this book first came out in 1982. I bought and read it in 1993 and I still have it today and over the years I look it over every so often. I just learned of Franco Columbu’s death and so I thought I would make his book my Book of the Week.

Franco Columbu’s Complete Book of Bodybuilding

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

This is one of my favorite movies, it is funny and provides a lot of lessons in leadership. I had the students in one of the college classes I taught, do their term paper on all the leadership principles they observed in this film.

Back To School

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

School Days

By Chuck Berry

ART OF THE WEEK

How many of these ladies to you recognize

from other paintings?

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

 Franco Columbu

Franco Columbu suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and subsequently drowned just off the coast of San Teodoro, Sardinia, Italy, on August 30, 2019. He was 78 years old.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

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PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

There are still four months remaining this year.

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

What is your opinion of Walter Palmer, who killed Cecil The Lion

Scum  68.42%  (13 votes) 

Bad opinion  21.05%  (4 votes) 

No opinion of him  10.53%  (2 votes) 

Good opinion, what he did was legal  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

Regarding “Expedition Unknown with Josh Gates”

I’ve seen the show and liked it  41.67%  (5 votes) 

I have not seen the show and do not wish to see it.  33.33%  (4 votes) 

I have not seen the show, but would like to.  25%  (3 votes) 

I’ve seen the show and did not like it.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 12
Did you enjoy watching Shadows by Lindsey Stirling

Yes  78.57%  (11 votes) 

Ok, not good or bad  21.43%  (3 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes)  

Total Votes: 14

Have you ever gone to the Chicago Art Institute?

No  56.25%  (9 votes) 

Yes  43.75%  (7 votes) 

Total Votes: 16
Do you understand what Scotty is talking about?

No  69.23%  (9 votes) 

Yes  30.77%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 13

No you believe everyone can make something of themselves?

Yes  60%  (9 votes) 

Most can  33.33%  (5 votes) 

Few can  6.67%  (1 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 15

Book

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.