05/25/20 – Memorial Day

 

CURRENT EVENTS

D-Day Normandy

BOOK OF THE WEEK

We

By Yevgeny Zamyatin

Here is another dystopian book that I read some time ago. I suspect most of you have never heard of it, but maybe you will surprise me. Anyway, you have heard of it now.

Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We is a powerfully inventive vision that has influenced writers from George Orwell to Ayn Rand.

In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful ‘Benefactor’, the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity – until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual soul.

Set in the twenty-sixth century AD, We is the classic dystopian novel and was the forerunner of works such as George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. It was suppressed for many years in Russia and remains a resounding cry for individual freedom, yet is also a powerful, exciting and vivid work of science fiction.

Clarence Brown’s brilliant translation is based on the corrected text of the novel, first published in Russia in 1988 after more than sixty years’ suppression.

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

D-Day Invasion

By The History Channel

We owe a great deal to the American, British and Canadian soldiers 

who landed on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Star Spangled Banner

By Whitney Houston

ART OF THE WEEK

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

I was friends with American and Germans, who served in WWII, I knew a sailor who was on the battleship and saw Japan sign their surrender papers. And I actually got to see President Eisenhower once in person.

General Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight DavidIkeEisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

During World War II, he became a five-star general in the Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of Normandy in 1944–45 from the Western Front.

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

I suspect most of the people who don’t want the gyms to open don’t go to a gym. But it should be a choice, if you would rather not go, then don’t go. 

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

During the lockdown, many of us are discovering that we have super powers.

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

With top left photo being stage 1 and bottom right photo being stage 9, what stage are you in?

5  25.93%  (7 votes) 

8  18.52%  (5 votes) 

4  14.81%  (4 votes) 

7  14.81%  (4 votes) 

1  11.11%  (3 votes) 

9  7.41%  (2 votes) 

3  3.7%  (1 votes) 

6  3.7%  (1 votes) 

2  0%  (0 votes)

Total Votes: 27

Have you ever read “Fahrenheit 451”?

I have read the book  48.15%  (13 votes) 

I have heard of the book, but I have not read it  29.63%  (8 votes) 

I have never heard of the book  22.22%  (6 votes) 

Total Votes: 27

Is science always right?

Not always  53.85%  (14 votes) 

Science is right at the moment; but as we learn, the answers provided by science changes  42.31%  (11 votes) 

Yes  3.84%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 26
Do you believe the media is trying to manipulate you?

Yes  88.89%  (24 votes) 

Maybe  11.11%  (3 votes) 

No  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 27

Which motivates you more

Possibility  69.23%  (18 votes) 

Fear  30.77%  (8 votes) 

Total Votes: 26

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.

My Final Cover

This book can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

8 thoughts on “05/25/20 – Memorial Day

  1. Due to all the handwashing I’ve discovered my super power is blowing bubbles with my hand. By making a ring of thumb and index finger, and keeping a steady stream of air flowing, it’s possible to make very large bubbles! (I can hardly wait to show the grandchildren!)

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