03/16/20 – Everybody was?

CURRENT EVENTS

 St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day this year will be a bit different for many of us without some of the parades, foot races and a little less partying. 

I believe next year will be much better.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

A Dark History: Celts

By Martin J. Dougherty

Since St. Patrick’s Day is this coming week, I thought perhaps a book on the Celts may be appropriate. Oh, and it has lots and lots of pictures.

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

Invasion of thel Grocery Snatchers

This is playing at your local market

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

This song is just so much fun, I don’t think it will ever get old.

YMCA

By Village People

ART OF THE WEEK

Jewelry as Art

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Saint Patrick

Stained glass window of St. Patrick from Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Junction City, Ohio

Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland [and ] is the primary patron saint of Ireland.

Early medieval tradition credits him [ ] as the founder of Christianity in Ireland, converting a society practicing a form of Celtic polytheism. He has been generally so regarded ever since, despite evidence of some earlier Christian presence in Ireland.

According to Patrick’s autobiographical account, known as the Confessio, when he was about sixteen years old, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland, looking after animals; by his account, he lived there for six years before escaping and returning to his family in Britain, where he became a cleric.

Patrick eventually returned to Ireland, probably settling in the west of the island, where, in later life, he became a bishop and ordained subordinate clerics.

Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland. (Source: Wikipedia)

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

Really?

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Are you carrying some unnecessary weight?
Yes, a little  50%  (10 votes) 
No  25%  (5 votes) 
Yes, more than a little  15%  (3 votes) 
Yes, a whole lot  10%  (2 votes) 
Total Votes: 20
Were you aware of Marcus Aurelius before today?
Yes  42.11%  (8 votes) 
No  42.11%  (8 votes) 
Yes, and I have read some of his writings  15.78%  (3 votes

 

Total Votes: 19
Regarding the CNN series, “The Windsors”:
I have not watched any episodes, but would like to watch  47.37%  (9 votes) 
I have watched an episode and liked it  31.58%  (6 votes) 
I have not watched any episodes, nor do I wish to watch any  21.05%  (4 votes) 
I have watched an episode and did not like it  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 19
Regarding the film “Emma”
I did not see it and I am not interested in seeing it  42.86%  (6 votes) 
I did not see it, but I plan to see it  28.57%  (4 votes) 
I saw it and I liked it  21.43%  (3 votes) 
I saw it and I did not like it.  7.14%  (1 votes

 

Total Votes: 14

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.

18 thoughts on “03/16/20 – Everybody was?

    • I checked a few other sources, which confirmed the slave story. However, other than Saint Patrick’s own words in the Confessio, there isn’t a lot of confirmation information. I did find that it wasn’t an uncommon event during that period of history. So, it seems likely to be true.

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  1. Thanks Bill for yet another entertaining blog. The grocery snatchers going on now at your local stores was funny, Unfortunately true. I haven’t seen the YMCA music video in a long time. That’s one of the songs they play at my water aerobics class. Has a good beat. I also liked the can’t change him joke. No cases of the corona vitus here yet. All the stores here are out of toilet paper and water. People are crazy, Stay safe and remember wash, sanitize and wash again.

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    • Thank you Darlene for your encouraging comment. I’ve heard that the YMCA song is used in a lot of aerobic classes. I think there was a lot of truth in that “can’t change him” joke.

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