01/13/20 – Are You Searching for Something?

CURRENT EVENTS

The year 2020 has arrived, so let’s get started making 2020 great.

And if you are looking for ways to make 2020 great,

perhaps this will help.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Last week I read this very short  book. I only suggest you read it, if you really like gin.

Regarding gin, unlike years ago in the USA, today there are a lot of mid and high price gins that taste so much better. If you do have a drink once in a while, you may want to consider gin.

Gin and Bear It

By Summersdale Publishers Ltd.

Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington

By Richard Brookhiser

I first read this book back in 1998 and I have reviewed it a couple of times since including last week and still find it a worthwhile read.

In this thought-provoking look at George Washington as soldier and statesman, Richard Brookhiser traces the astonishing achievements of Washington’s career and illuminates how his character and his values shaped the beginnings of American politics. (Source: Amazon)

Underworld

By Roman Martin

Switching gears, I finished almost 500 page book last week. Normally, I can’t make it through a book with this many pages, but this one was a bit of a treat to read. If you enjoyed The Godfather movies, The Sopranos, etc.; you might enjoy this book.

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

Last week I mentioned that I had finished watching Season 1 and I have now finished Season 2 and 3 of the Amazon Prime Video The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 2)

I’ve watch all seven seasons of Buffy The Vampire Slayer years ago. While on the treadmill, I started watching the series again and just finished Season 1. I found watching the show was just as interesting as years ago.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Season 1)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Detroit Symphony Orchestras

William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series

at

Congregation Shaarey Zedek

I attended a DSO concert last Thursday at Congregation Shaarey Zedek. Among the music played was Georges Bizet’s Suite No. 1 from Carmen. If you think classical music is boring, listen to this. However, listening to it is nothing like seeing it performed live with Mei-Ann Chen conducting.

ART OF THE WEEK

I have no idea who this family is or where I even came across this photo, but I thought it was very clever.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Just Look In The Mirror

When I first wrote my book, I’m Tired of Being Ordinary, Are You?; I was shocked at how many people told me that they just wanted to be ordinary. But, I feel it is their right to that decision, plus for a few it could be a significant advancement.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

 

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Are you going to make 2020 a great year?

Yes  53.85%  (14 votes) 

Hell yeah  26.92%  (7 votes) 

Maybe  19.23%  (5 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 26

Have you read the book “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine?

No, but I plan to read it.  35%  (7 votes) 

No, and I don’t plan to read it.  30%  (6 votes) 

Yes  25%  (5 votes) 

No, I don’t plan to read it and I have never heard of Thomas Paine.  10%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 20
Regarding “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”:

I have not seen it, but would like to.  43.48%  (10 votes) 

I’ve seen an episode and liked it.  30.43%  (7 votes) 

I have not seen it and do not wish to see it.  21.74%  (5 votes) 

I’ve seen an episode and did not like it.  4.35%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 23

Did you get the Winslow, AZ photo?

Yes  40.91%  (9 votes) 

No  36.36%  (8 votes) 

Yes, but not at first  22.73%  (5 votes) 

Total Votes: 22
Did you wake up today be be mediocre?

No  95.24%  (20 votes) 

Yes  4.76%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 21

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.

11 thoughts on “01/13/20 – Are You Searching for Something?

  1. “Les Toreadors” brought back memories! My parents had a recording of Carmen, and I listened to it a lot when I was a kid. And of course my dad had to add his bit: Toreador-a, don’t spit on the floor-a, use a cuspidor-a, that’s was it’s for-a.

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  2. I love Buffy! That was my favourite show when I was a(n early) teen. Perfect combination of humor and horror if you ask me.

    And that doggy is too darn cute.

    Good post, as always, Bill 😁

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