During this period of social distancing,
here are some ideas you may find helpful
How about a wine tour
High Stakes Poker
No doubt some of you are engaged in home school. A friend of mine sent me this home schooling update:
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Hadrian And The Triumph of Rome
By Anthony Everitt
This is not an easy read, but if you are into the history of the Roman Empire as I am, you want to read this book.
Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian’s thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of disorder and costly warfare to a peaceful conclusion while demonstrating how a monarchy can be compatible with good governance.
What distinguished Hadrian’s rule, according to Everitt, were two insights that inevitably ensured the empire’s long and prosperous future: He ended Rome’s territorial expansion, which had become strategically and economically untenable, by fortifying her boundaries (the many famed Walls of Hadrian), and he effectively “Hellenized” Rome by anointing Athens the empire’s cultural center, thereby making Greek learning and art vastly more prominent in Roman life. (Source: Amazon)
MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK
I did some quick research and it appears that drive-in theaters are still open for business.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
By now you have likely heard about Kenny Rogers.
RIP Kenny Rogers
By Kenny Rogers
ART OF THE WEEK
Art Often Conveys a Message
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
I always feel sorry for people who think you can’t have friends at work. Bryant and Ken were two of the best people I ever met in my life and I worked with them for years. They are both gone now, but I always remember Ken’s birthday on March 29 and Bryant’s birthday on March 31.
Happy Birthday Bryant and Ken.
One has to be careful jumping to conclusions
Many of us are having to learn new things because of the Coronavirus.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Insufficient 46.67% (14 votes)
Reasonable 40% (12 votes)
Excessive 13.33% (4 votes)
Most of them do 25.93% (7 votes)
Some actually can 11.11% (3 votes)
They should only buy what they need so that there will be something remaining for others 82.14% (23 votes)
They are foolish 14.29% (4 votes)
They are smart 3.57% (1 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.