09/23/19 – Who Is This Guy?


Who Is This Guy?


I’ve mentioned this book a little over three years ago. Last week I was reviewing it again, and I still find it contains some very good advice.

Winning By Losing

By Jillian Michaels


I started watching this series and thought it was interesting. Perhaps, you might also find it interesting; if you like country music.

Country Music

A Film by Ken Burns

Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the 20th century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music. Country Music features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. The eight-part 16-hour series is directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey.

Country Music explores questions –– such as “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?“–– while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people. (Source: PBS)


I had forgotten all about this song until I saw it in my friend Samantha’s Playlist on her blog. Thanks Samantha.

Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

By Billy Ocean


Windmill Lawn decoration that I assembled.


 Sam Walton

Samuel Moore Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 5, 1992) was an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the retailers Walmart and Sam’s Club. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. grew to be the world’s largest corporation by revenue as well as the biggest private employer in the world. In 1998, Walton was included in Times list of 100 most influential people of the 20th Century. Forbes ranked Sam Walton as the richest person in the United States from 1982-88.

Growing up during the Great Depression, he did chores to help make financial ends meet for his family as was common at the time. He milked the family cow, bottled the surplus, and drove it to customers. Afterwards, he would deliver Columbia Daily Tribune newspapers on a paper route. In addition, he sold magazine subscriptions. Upon graduating from David H. Hickman High School in Columbia, he was voted “Most Versatile Boy”.

After high school, Walton attended the University of Missouri as an ROTC cadet. During this time, he worked various odd jobs, including waiting tables in exchange for meals. Upon graduating in 1940 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he was voted “permanent president” of the class.

He elaborated that he learned from a very early age that it was important for them as kids to help provide for the home, to be contributors rather than takers. 

Walton joined J. C. Penney as a management trainee in Des Moines, Iowa, three days after graduating from college. Walton spent approximately 18 months with J. C. Penney. He resigned in 1942 in anticipation of being inducted into the military for service in World War II. Walton joined the military in the U.S. Army. He eventually reached the rank of captain.

(Source: Wikipedia)




In addition, keep in mind that when you describe others; you are often  describing yourself.



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 Ireland, back in 2016. I hope it encourages you to visit places, especially somewhere you haven’t been to before. I hope to return to Ireland next year for the AWPC world powerlifting competition.



Weights and your age?

I’m over 50 and I don’t lift weights on a regular basis.  62.5%  (15 votes) 

I’m over 50 and I lift weights on a regular basis.  20.83%  (5 votes) 

I’m under 50 and I don’t lift weights on a regular basis.  12.5%  (3 votes) 

I’m under 50 and I lift weights on a regular basis.  4.17%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 24

Regarding Rick Steves’ travel videos:

I’ve seen some and liked them.  45%  (9 votes) 

I’ve never seen one, but would like to see one.  35%  (7 votes) 

I’ve never seen one and do not wish to see one.  20%  (4 votes) 

I’ve seen some and did not like them.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 20
Which is your favorite Mona?

#10  27.27%  (6 votes) 

#5  13.64%  (3 votes) 

#7  13.64%  (3 votes) 

#9  13.64%  (3 votes) 

#2  9.09%  (2 votes) 

#6  9.09%  (2 votes) 

#3  4.55%  (1 votes) 

#4  4.55%  (1 votes) 

#8  4.53%  (1 votes) 

#1  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 22

Did you find your gift today?

Yes  66.67%  (12 votes) 

No, but I am still looking and expect to find it  33.33%  (6 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 18
Have you ever visited San Antonio, Texas?

Yes  40.91%  (9 votes) 

No, but I would like to one day  36.36%  (8 votes) 

No  22.73%  (5 votes) 

Total Votes: 22

Do you believe the following is true: “Decide on what kind of live you actually want. Then say no to everything that isn’t that.”

Maybe  61.11%  (11 votes) 

Yes, true and will work  33.33%  (6 votes) 

No, false and will not work  5.56%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 18


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 “09/23/19 – Who Is This Guy?

  1. I’ve always had a wish to visit Ireland. Someone who used to play an important role in my life is of Irish origin. It was wonderful to get a glimpse into Irish life from your video clip. It was so lovely. Thank you.

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    • Liz, I’ve found everything Ken Burns has done interesting. If you like what he has done in the past, you will probably like this country music series. If you didn’t like what he has done in the past, you probably will not like this. He has a consistent formula. As always, thank you very much Liz for commenting.


  2. Michael and I are watching the “Country Music” programs by Ken Burns. It is fantastic! I’m going to see what other series he has done. I believe I saw one on the Civil War…

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    • Judy, it seems to me that Ken Burns does all his series in the same style, so if you like his Country Music series; I believe you will like all his series. As always, thank you for commenting and trust you and Michael are doing well


    • Thank you Georgia for commenting. As for cats, I’m not even sure they follow the rules they make for themselves. Yes, it was Superman; but, I thought it a bit too easy so I used his other identity, Clark Kent, reporter at the Daily Planet.


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