11/04/19 – An American Hero

CURRENT EVENTS

Conan

The heroic dog who helped chase down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi goes by the name Conan and he is a Belgian Malinois. He will be leaving the Middle East soon to make an appearance at the White House. 

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I read this book a number of year ago and have mentioned it in the past. I just finished reviewing it again and it is about a lot more than just running.

Running & Being

By Dr. George Sheehan

Tells of the author’s midlife return to the world of exercise, play and competition, in which he found “a world beyond sweat” that proved to be a source of great revelation and personal growth. This title provides an outline for a lifetime program of fitness and joy, showing how the body helps determine our mental and spiritual energies. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OR PLAY OF THE WEEK

I believe the horror films have given us a mistaken view of this very moving story.  I was fortunate to have some front row seats for this play two Sundays ago. You may not be able to find the play near you, especially now that we are in November, but the actual story by Mary Shelly is well worth reading.

Frankenstein (A play)

Playwright A. S. Peterson

Baldwin Theater Cast 2019

Brilliant scientist Victor Frankenstein unlocks the mysteries of life itself and creates a monster that he cannot control. A mesmerizing gothic tale of horror and humanity, this exciting new adaptation was written in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel and holds true to the author’s original vision. One of the most enduring monster stories of all time, Frankenstein explores what it means to be human, what it means to belong, and how we are shaped by our scars.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Kung Fu Panda Music Video

I thought you might find the above Kung Fu Panda Music Video more entertaining to look at; but in all fairness, I wanted to present Carl Douglas performing his song.

Kung Fu Fighting

By Carl Douglas

ART OF THE WEEK

Decorating one’s home for holidays is an art from. Here is our house decorated last year for Halloween.

Due to porch construction, our Halloween decorating had deteriorated, but we still managed to give out treats during the cold and rainy weather.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

It is wonderful to see women pushing the boundaries of what is possible. 

Laura Smith

I was there at the AWPC World Competition in Orlando, Florida this August and saw Laura receive her recognition as Outstanding Lifter.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

I do not share anything that I have not tried to verify. I found that a generic version of Sovaldi sells in India for $4.00. I also heard that there is no generic version of Sovaldi. Regardless, if it is generic or actual Sovaldi, the going price in India is $4.00. I confirmed to the best of my ability that the price of Sovaldi in the USA is $1,000.

I don’t think it is any secret that drug companies price their products on ability to pay. The is a cliché saying politicians and white shirts are both best when new. The establishment doesn’t like term limits because they value the experience of long-time legislators. I guess they feel the USA has the best politicians money can buy.

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Regarding the movie, “Night of the Living Dead”

I’ve seen it and thought it was very scary  38.1%  (8 votes) 

I have not seen it.  38.1%  (8 votes) 

I’ve seen it, but did not think it was scary  23.8%  (5 votes) 

Total Votes: 21

Of the two versions of the Monster Mash, which do you like best?

The first one with film clips  53.33%  (8 votes) 

The second one with Bobby Pickett  46.67%  (7 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
Are you proud of the life you have led?

Yes  55%  (11 votes) 

Could have been better and I am going to try to make it better  35%  (7 votes) 

Could have been better  10%  (2 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

No, but I am going to try to make it better  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 20

Do you feel your management appreciates you?

Sometimes  61.54%  (8 votes) 

Yes  30.77%  (4 votes) 

No  7.69%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 13

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.

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