11/22/20 – Happy Thanksgiving



I hope everyone can be thankful for something this Thanksgiving.


There is an absolute wealth of advice in this little and easy to read book.

The Art of Living

By Epictetus

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life’s inevitable losses and disappointments with grace. (Source: Amazon)


I have watched the first three seasons of The Crown and Season 4 is now available. I’ve seen the first three of the ten Season 4 episodes. I’m glad to hear that in 2021 they plan to start filming Season 5 and the series will end with Season 6.

The Crown Season 4



By Village People


Surrealist Joke

Over the years, I’ve tried to explain as well as shown pictures of my favorite art style–surrealism. But it came to me that perhaps I can explain surrealism even better with a surrealist joke.

Question: How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Answer: A rhinoceros


John Nelson

My friend and boss.

Obituary for John Adrian Nelson

John A. Nelson, 84, of Saginaw, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020. John was born in Berkley, Michigan.

He graduated from Berkley High School in 1952, where he met Joan F. Clark. They were married in Auburn, Indiana in 1955 and had four children: John Paul, Janet Pauline, JoAnne Paula and James Phillip. They were married for fifty-five years when Joan Fay passed in 2010. John remarried in 2011 to Sue (Chambers) Kucher in Puerto Rico.

John graduated from Kalamazoo College, and later in life from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

John worked for 38 years at General Motors, retiring in 1995 as General Auditor of General Motors. 

He was retired for eighteen months and decided that was not for him, so he joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan as Vice President and General Auditor, again retiring in 1999.



I do my best to keep all of you up to date on the latest health and physical studies. Here is one that I thought would be of interest.



This cannot be said often enough.


This is something you should keep in mind.


When it comes to criticism, I can’t help thinking of a story my Uncle Tony told me. He was just about finished with a project when someone came up to him and said, “Mind if I give you some advice?”

Uncle Tony said, “Okay.”

The advisor said, “It’s worthless.”

Uncle Tony replied, “Let’s hear your advice anyway?”



Regarding the film Beowulf with Christopher Lambert
I have not seen the film, nor do I wish to see it  72.22%  (13 votes) 
I have seen the film and liked it  16.67%  (3 votes) 
I have not seen the film, but I would like to see it  11.11%  (2 votes)
I have seen the film and did not like it  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 18
Did you watch Dick Clark’s American Bandstand?
Yes  80%  (16 votes)
No  20%  (4 votes) 
Total Votes: 20
Is there something you really want to do, but have not yet done it?
Yes  85%  (17 votes)
No  15%  (3 votes
Total Votes: 20
What is your opinion about the Covid data you are seeing?
All the data needs to be taken with some skepticism  50%  (10 votes)
Most of it is presented in a way that supports a certain agenda  35%  (7 votes)
Entirely accurate  15%  (3 votes
Total Votes: 20
Is this good advice?
Yes  50%  (9 votes)
Bad advice, but follow your heart and savor your favorite mistake  38.89%  (7 votes)
No  11.11%  (2 votes)
Total Votes: 18


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 “11/22/20 – Happy Thanksgiving

    • You are correct about the math, get does not add up. I know John turned 65 in 1999, since that is the mandatory retirement age for Blues executives barring a wavier. So, he was 84 when he died. Good catch and I have adjusted the post accordingly. Thank you. Yes, he was wonderful. A true leader.


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