08/09/20 – It Is Important To Be Positive

CURRENT EVENTS

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

Garden Party

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

Portrait of Michelangelo by Daniele da Volterra

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)

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

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.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

Stress can age you, as the science of carbon dating shows

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Before you seeing this post, did you have any idea how to make holy water?

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

Regarding the movie “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

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) 

Total Votes: 22
How long has it been since you have had some bacon?

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

Have you really changed over the years?

Yes, a little  47.83%  (11 votes) 

Yes, a whole lot  34.78%  (8 votes) 

Not really  17.39%  (4 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.

25 thoughts on “08/09/20 – It Is Important To Be Positive

    • Thank you Beck for your comments and taking the time to comment. I think the book is absolutely excellent and very easy to read. I was hoping people would find the chart on whether or not to eat bacon helpful 🙂

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