06/08/20 – Tensions Are High

CURRENT EVENTS

It seems everything is so divisive, the media, celebrities, politicians, Facebook political postings, etc.; so I tried to find something that we can all agree upon.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Benjamin Franklin’s The Art of Virtue

Edited By George L. Rogers

I first read this book 30 years ago in 1990. I wish I had been more diligent in applying its principles.

Benjamin Franklin’s The Art of Virtue consists of a collection of Franklin’s writings organized around his timeless philosophy on such topics as: goal setting and personal achievement, obtaining wealth and preserving health, human relations and family living, religion and morality, aging and dying, and much, much more. Full of profound insights, delightful humor, quotable quotes, and plenty of common sense; The Art of Virtue provides wonderful reading for both young and old alike. (Source: The book itself)

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

Since I live in Michigan and am not permitted to go to a gym, I’ve been watching some old DVDs that I have while on the treadmill. 

The Ninth Gate

Lost in Translation

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

If you watch the video you will see just how interesting things were during the mid-1060s. I graduated from high school in 1964, was with the U.S. Army in Iran (1965 – 66) and Vietnam (1966-67) and returned home to civilian life in 1967 for the Detroit riots, where I spent a week on Woodward north of Grand Blvd.

Eve of Destruction (1965)

By Barry McGuire

ART OF THE WEEK

I can’t even begin to estimate the cost of a dress like this.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

I once read that Cleopatra was closer to our time today, then she was to when the great pyramids were built. Along those lines, I could say that when I was born, I was closer to the date this photo of Red Cloud was taken (1880) than I am to 2020. 

Red Cloud

Red Cloud in 1880

Red Cloud (1822 – December 10, 1909) was one of the most important leaders of the Oglala Lakota from 1868 to 1909.

He was one of the most capable Native American opponents that the United States Army faced in its mission to occupy the western territories, defeating the United States during Red Cloud’s War, which was a fight over control of the Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana.

The largest action of the war was the Fetterman Fight, with 81 U.S soldiers killed, and was the worst military defeat suffered by the United States Army on the Great Plains until the Battle of the Little Bighorn ten years later.

After signing the Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868), Red Cloud led his people in the important transition to reservation life. (Source: Wikipedia)

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Exercise is a close as one is going to come to the fountain of youth.

CHARACTER TRAITS

Actually, in a long life I have regretted my silence on at least one occasion for certain and probably a few other times; but, overall the point is well taken.

SOCIAL TRAITS

Be More Like Labs

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Do you want to write a book?

No  44%  (11 votes) 

Yes, but I have not started writing a book  20%  (5 votes) 

Yes and I have finished written my book  16%  (4 votes) 

My book has been published  12%  (3 votes) 

Yes, and I have started writing a book  8%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 25

How much longer are you willing to wear a mask?

I don’t want to wear a mask  31.82%  (7 votes) 

Until the end of 2020  18.18%  (4 votes) 

Sometime in 2021  18.18%  (4 votes) 

Forever  18.18%  (4 votes) 

Three months  13.64%  (3 votes) 

A month  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 22
Who wore a mask better?

The Lone Ranger  90%  (18 votes) 

Americans in 2020  10%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 20

If you were caught on film doing what the officer did to George Flood, how long do you think it would take for you to be arrested?

Immediately, as soon as the police could find me.  95.65%  (22 votes) 

The same three days that it took to arrest the officer  4.35%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 23

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.

19 thoughts on “06/08/20 – Tensions Are High

  1. Don’t get me started on this George Floyd thing that’s going on.
    However about the book I’k Tired Of Being Ordinary Are You? It’s a good book and people should buy, read and review it. I know I liked it.

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    • Thank you for commenting Chris and I thought it was one of the best self-help books I’ve ever come across, so I’m glad to hear you liked it. I hope you had a little time to check out the short history listen–Eve of Destruction.

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