BOOK OF THE WEEK
By George Orwell
It has been years since I’ve read this book.
1984 is George Orwell’s haunting prophesy of the future, which has held multiple generations of readers spellbound in its chilling and terrifying vision of life under a totalitarian regime. Powerful and unforgettable, this still-relevant novel explores the obliteration of truth, individuality and liberty in a world where the ruling power seeks to control everything, from information to thought and memory.(Source: Amazon)
MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
I was fortunate to have seen Little Richard twice in my life, once when we were both young and once when we were both old.
During this time of social distancing, I thought his song was particularly appropriate .
Keep A-Knockin (1957)
By Little Richard
ART OF THE WEEK
The Sistine Chapel
Before the Coronavirus
After the Coronavirus
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Greg Anderson left us Wednesday, April 29. after a month-long battle with the Coronavirus and other complications.
I think he was one of the most noble and courageous persons I ever had the privilege of knowing.
I took the above photo of Greg at one of my Happy Hour parties, when Ed (back to camera) was telling a joke to Greg and another one of my friends
Over the years I have encouraged people to travel, this year is a bit different.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Yes to all three concerns 79.49% (31 votes)
Only the deadly impacts of the Coronavirus and the possible economic devastation. 15.38% (6 votes)
Only the deadly impacts of the Coronavirus. 2.56% (1 votes)
Only the deadly impacts of the Coronavirus and the expansion of government authoritarian policies 2.56% (1 votes)
Total Votes: 39
No, I don’t want to get involved 68% (17 votes)
Yes, regardless of what side of the political spectrum they are on 32% (8 votes)
It is okay for them to use crude and vulgar terms if they are on the same side of the political spectrum as I am on 0% (0 votes)
Appreciate them more 55% (11 votes)
No difference 35% (7 votes)
I tend to find them annoying 10% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 20
I know the difference and I act accordingly 72.73% (16 votes)
I know the difference, but choose to ignore it. 13.64% (3 votes)
I’ve never noticed 13.63% (3 votes)
Only if they will make a difference for the better 77.78% (14 votes)
I think it is important to let people know how I feel regardless 22.22% (4 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.