08/16/20 – Elvis

CURRENT EVENTS

Elvis

(January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Tao of Elvis

By David Rosen

This little book is well worth reading.

Elvis Presley was an intensely spiritual man. Gospel was his music of choice, and his life–from innocence to addiction, from obscurity to fame–was one long quest to balance opposites.

The Tao of Elvis is the first attempt to illustrate Elvis’s Taoist nature and interpret his never-ending search for purpose and meaning. Highlighting Elvis’s journey from light into dark, Jungian expert and Elvis scholar David Rosen explores and examines his life through the structure of the Tao Te Ching.

In reflections on forty-two Taoist concepts–one for each year of Elvis’s life–Rosen reveals how the Tao, a mysterious force, was and is operating through America’s king. Like the Tao, Elvis is everywhere.

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

Unless you really love all things Elvis, you may want to skip this film. (Updated 08/17/20)

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Elvis

Mr. singh (The Sikh Elvis)

ART OF THE WEEK

This is my Elvis hanging tree decoration.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Elvis

(January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

Rather than a lot of words about Elvis, the think this Bobby Bare song, The All American Boy covers the life of Elvis very well.

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, called for a nationwide mask mandate on Thursday, drawing a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump, who rarely wears a mask himself and opposes such mandates. 

“Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months at a minimum,” Biden said at a press appearance in Wilmington, Delaware. “Every governor should mandate mandatory mask wearing.

Three months minimum, is that like just wear a mask until we flatten the curve?

There is a saying that one rule for both the horse and the cow is unfair for both. Generally speaking, if you are a liberal you favor centralize control and if you are a conservative, you favor decentralized control. In November you are going to have to make a choice or not vote.

LEARNING TRAITS

Home Schooling

MISCELLANEOUS

Replacing Police

There has been considerable talk about replacing police officers in some situations with other qualified professionals. Normally, I’m against this idea, but in some instances this could possibly work.

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Do you think there is too much hatred in the world?

Yes, there is too much hatred  82.61%  (19 votes) 

I think ordering pizza is the answer to getting rid of hatred  13.04%  (3 votes) 

No, we have just the right amount of hatred  4.35%  (1 votes) 

We could use more hatred  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 23

Regarding the film “Kindergarten Cop”

I’ve seen it and I liked it  78.26%  (18 votes) 

I’ve seen it and I did not like it  8.7%  (2 votes) 

I have not seen it, nor do I wish to see it  8.7%  (2 votes) 

I have not seen it, but I would like to see it  4.34%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 23
Do you feel the concept “That every child is a winner” is helping kids to become successful adults

No, children need a more realistic orientation to be successful adults  89.47%  (17 votes) 

Yes, it builds their self-esteem, which will help them as adults  10.53%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

Do you feel like you are under too much stress?

Maybe  47.37%  (9 votes) 

Yes  26.32%  (5 votes) 

No  26.31%  (5 votes) 

Total Votes: 19

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.

21 thoughts on “08/16/20 – Elvis

  1. Oh Elvis! And there is nothing left to say…
    I agree about the chocolate part! It is the only way to go.
    Character traits hit home… ouch. But so true…
    Can’t wait for November after which all this crazy disappears— no matter which way the vote goes.
    HOMESCHOOLING! To this I can relate, too funny
    Actually the nuns might be a better solution.
    Great post! Again and always… these are the highlight of my week!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. (Happy Birthday, Bill!)
    Chocolate… I actually did that once. Maybe twice. Okay I do it every year my mom buys chocolate Easter eggs – I just can’t resist them so I find it best to eat as many as possible at once. It’s worked, for she stopped buying them 😀

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