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.

16 thoughts on “09/16/19 – Take Me Home Tonight

  1. You’re right that it is important to be strong as we age, and it isn’t too early to start. I think we need to protect our joints, however, and weights can harm them. I recommend tai chi. It uses the body’s own weight and it really does work.

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    • Thank you very much for commenting and I think Tai Chi is an excellent exercise with many benefits and I fully support it. As for getting strong, you need progressive resistance. Weights do provide an element of risk, if done improperly. And odds are if you train seriously, one day you will make a mistake. But for the average person just trying to be fit, the risk is minimal. Again, I appreciate you taking the time to comment and for mentioning the value of Tai Chi. As for weights, you may want to do a bit more research. People say the same thing about running and your joints. But, I have found a reasonable running program strengthens the joints. I guess it is moderation in all things is the key.

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      • Yes, you are so right about that. I have come to think that different bodies respond well to different regimes, too, and that we must try different things until we find the thing that works for us. I did yoga for all of my adult life, some 30 years, plus I hiked up to 5 miles daily. I never saw improvement in strength or flexibility. Indeed, I began to suffer from pinched nerves in back and legs from it. And I damaged my knees at a gym, working with a very bad trainer. I thought I would need surgery! Then I found Classical Stretch on tv, and cannot say enough about it. I am stronger than I’ve ever been and my knees work again. I have heard one woman say her knees were facing surgery and she found relief by starting a bicycle regime. The amazing lesson I take from this is our body’s ability to heal and become strong at any age.

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      • You are so right Melissa; what works for one person may not work for another. I like yoga, but I believe I had a similar experience; I never saw any improvement in my flexibility after several years (It wasn’t my first experience with yoga). There are so many bad trainers and those that aren’t bad; may not be the right type of trainer for everyone. I too believe our bodies have amazing ability to heal themselves. I also believe that our bodies talk to us; but we don’t always listen. When I don’t listen, my body keeps speaking louder until the decision is out of my hand. Again, thank you for your insightful comments.

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