It Is Important To Be Positive
There is absolutely way too much negativity in the world and it seems to be growing worse. In some ways, I’m glad I don’t have that many years remaining to see where all this hate takes us.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Rules For A Knight
By Ethan Hawke
This little book is well worth reading.
A knight, fearing he may not return from battle, writes a letter to his children in an attempt to leave a record of all he knows. In a series of ruminations on solitude, humility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, grace, pride, and patience, he draws on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time. His intent: to give his children a compass for a journey they will have to make alone, a short guide to what gives life meaning and beauty.
MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK
I just watched this movie again because I heard that the Cancel Culture convinced the Northwest Film Center (NWFC) in Portland, Oregon to pull this 1990 action comedy from its summer drive-in series.
I think the concern of the Cancel Culture was that they did not like police officers in schools.
It is just my own view, but if anything needs cancelling, it is the Cancel Culture.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (1990)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
By Rick Nelson
ART OF THE WEEK
Here is a drawing by one of my favorite artists, Kurk Hasley Frederickson. I have three of his originals, but this drawing I grabbed off the internet. I liked the message.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Michelangelo (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
His artistic versatility was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival, the fellow Florentine, Leonardo da Vinci. Several scholars have described Michelangelo as the greatest artist of his age and even as the greatest artist of all time.
A number of Michelangelo’s works of painting, sculpture and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. His output in these fields was prodigious. He sculpted two of his best-known works, the Pietà and David, before the age of thirty. Despite holding a low opinion of painting, he also created two of the most influential frescoes in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and The Last Judgment on its altar wall. (Source: Wikipedia)
Probably some of you like me, have been struggling with healthy eating vs. eating bacon. I hope this chart will help you with your decision.
Stress can age you, as the science of carbon dating shows
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
I had no idea how holy water is made 64% (16 votes)
I knew how holy water was made, but Chef Ronaldo’s method is easier 32% (8 votes)
Yes 4% (1 votes)
Total Votes: 25
I’ve seen it and I liked it 45.45% (10 votes)
I have not seen it, but I would like to see it 27.27% (6 votes)
I have not seen it, nor do I wish to see it 18.18% (4 votes)
I’ve seen it and I did not like it 9.09% (2 votes)
Within the last month 26.09% (6 votes)
Within the last two weeks 21.74% (5 votes)
Within the last year 21.74% (5 votes)
Within the last week 17.39% (4 votes)
I don’t eat bacon 13.04% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 23
Yes, a little 47.83% (11 votes)
Yes, a whole lot 34.78% (8 votes)
Not really 17.39% (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.