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 (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)
Exercise is a close as one is going to come to the fountain of youth.
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.
Be More Like Labs
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
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
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)
The Lone Ranger 90% (18 votes)
Americans in 2020 10% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 20
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)
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.