BOOK OF THE WEEK
These “Classic Starts” books are a great way to get young people into reading the classics. I found this book to be an easy and entertaining read.
Classic Starts: The Odyssey
Retold From The Original Homer
Homer’s epic tale of the warrior Odysseus’s decades-long struggle to return home after the Trojan War is simply and beautifully retold, with all the drama intact. Young readers will thrill at Odysseus’s adventures with the man-eating Cyclops; the enchantress Circe, who turns his crew into pigs; and the angry sea god Poseidon. (Source: Amazon)
MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK
I really enjoy this Canadian Show that has been running for 13 seasons. The last few years around this time, I make it a point to watch this episode.
Once Upon A Murdock Christmas
At a Christmas charity gala for sick children, the host, dressed as Santa Claus, is found with a broken neck and all the presents are stolen. When witnesses report hearing a wild animal near the scene, Crabtree suspects the legendary creature Krampus.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Listen to this song and you will understand why Elvis is the King.
Here Comes Santa Claus
ART OF THE WEEK
Rene Magritte Exhibitions
I’ve been a long-time fan of the surrealistic paintings of Rene Magritte. The above photo was when I attended the The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) exhibition in the early 1990s.
A few years ago, another exhibition of his work was put together and I saw it at the Chicago Institute of Art.
I believe Magritte considered himself a philosopher who communicated through paintings. Below are a few examples of his work.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
Some people are so quick to sacrifice their health and their wealth for others. They just can’t seem to understand that if you don’t take care of yourself, you will as time goes on not be able to help others and you will likely become a burden to someone else.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Yes 68.18% (15 votes)
No 31.82% (7 votes)
Total Votes: 22
I have not seen it, but I would like to see it 36.84% (7 votes)
I’ve seen it and I liked it 31.58% (6 votes)
I have not seen it nor do I wish to see it 26.32% (5 votes)
I’ve seen it and I did not like it 5.26% (1 votes)
No 57.14% (8 votes)
Yes 42.86% (6 votes)
Total Votes: 14
Yes 86.96% (20 votes)
No 13.04% (3 votes)
I am financially and physically independent 66.67% (8 votes)
I am physically independent but not financially independent 16.67% (2 votes)
I am financially independent but not physically independent 8.33% (1 votes)
I am neither financially independent nor physically independent 8.33% (1 votes)
Total Votes: 12
Financially and physically independent 66.67% (6 votes)
Neither financially nor physically independent 22.22% (2 votes)
Financially independent, but not physically independent 11.11% (1 votes)
Physically independent, but not financially independent 0% (0 votes)
I may accept the situation as it is or I may look at it like I want it to be 68.75% (11 votes)
Accept the situation as it is 18.75% (3 votes)
Try to make the situation into what I want it to be 12.5% (2 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.