01/17/21 – Happier Life

CURRENT EVENTS

Who doesn’t want a happier life?

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Although this book mentions strength training, it puts more emphasis on aerobic exercise. Although aerobic exercise is important, I don’t think strength training should take a back seat to aerobic training.

Nevertheless, I think this is a very helpful book to prepare you for your later years and there is no time like right now, regardless of your age, to start preparing.

Younger Next Year

By Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge, M.D.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I probably would not have done this, were it not for the pandemic. I’ve watched all 26 James Bond films in order starting with the 1962 film Dr. No and ending with the 2015 film Spectre. One cannot help to recognize how much society changed during those years if you watch them in order. 

James Bond is a fictional character created by the novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. Bond is a British secret agent working for MI 6 who also answers to his codename, ”007“. He has been portrayed on film by the actors Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, in twenty-six productions. All the films but two were made by Eon Productions. Eon now holds the full adaptation rights to all of Fleming’s Bond novels.

Eon films

    • 1.1 Dr. No (1962)
    • 1.2 From Russia with Love (1963)
    • 1.3 Goldfinger (1964)
    • 1.4 Thunderball (1965)
    • 1.5 You Only Live Twice (1967)
    • 1.6 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
    • 1.7 Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
    • 1.8 Live and Let Die (1973)
    • 1.9 The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
    • 1.10 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    • 1.11 Moonraker (1979)
    • 1.12 For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    • 1.13 Octopussy (1983)
    • 1.14 A View to a Kill (1985)
    • 1.15The Living Daylights (1987)
    • 1.16 License to Kill (1989)
    • 1.17 GoldenEye (1995)
    • 1.18 Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    • 1.19 The World Is Not Enough (1999)
    • 1.20 Die Another Day (2002)
    • 1.21 Casino Royale (2006)
    • 1.22 Quantum of Solace (2008)
    • 1.23 Skyfall (2012)
    • 1.24 Spectre (2015)

Non-Eon films

    • 2.1 Casino Royale (1967)
    • 2.2 Never Say Never Again (1983)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Last year at this time, we had just returned from staying at the Beacon Hotel (where we always stay) on Ocean Drive in South Beach, FL and this video brought back some good memories.

Orange Blossom Special

By James Last & His Orchestra

ART OF THE WEEK

Art Deco Hotels

In South Beach, Miami

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

You may have noticed for the last few weeks I have been mentioning people I knew, who I thought were truly extraordinary, and who are no longer with us. This week, it is our niece Christy. She was a newspaper reporter and died at 34 from cancer in 2015.

Christy (Oyama) Arboscello

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Last year was a challenging year for many of us.

Please make the best of 2021

CHARACTER TRAITS

Looking for the secret to success, well here it is.

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

We make investments in ourselves by eating well, exercising, learning, associating with uplifting people, avoiding vices, etc.

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLL

Do you think you should put more thought into the decisions you make?
Maybe  40.91%  (9 votes) 
Yes  36.36%  (8 votes) 
No  22.73%  (5 votes) 
Total Votes: 22
 
How much of a Star Trek fan are you?
I can take it or leave it  45%  (9 votes) 
Dedicated fan  30%  (6 votes) 
Not a fan at all  25%  (5 votes) 
Total Votes: 20
 
Regarding the 2010 version of Death At A Funeral:
I’ve seen the film and I liked it  42.11%  (8 votes) 
I have not seen the film, nor do I wish to see it  31.58%  (6 votes) 
I have not seen the film, but would like to see it  26.31%  (5 votes) 
I’ve seen the film and did not like it  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 19
 
Are you ready to do away with unhealthy habits?
Yes  57.14%  (12 votes) 
Some, but not all  38.1%  (8 votes)  
No  4.76%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 21
 
Do you consider yourself to be primarily a positive thinker?
Yes  70%  (14 votes) 
No  30%  (6 votes) 
Total Votes: 20
 
Do you have a real friend, whose age is at least 20 years different from your own age?
Yes  61.9%  (13 votes) 
No  38.1%  (8 votes)  
Total Votes: 21
 
Do you have a real friend whose first language is different from yours?
No  52.38%  (11 votes)  
Yes  47.62%  (10 votes) 
Total Votes: 21
 
Do you have a real friend whose from a different social class than you are from?
Yes  76.19%  (16 votes) 
No  23.81%  (5 votes) 
Total Votes: 21

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.

 

 

15 thoughts on “01/17/21 – Happier Life

  1. Great post packed with so much excellent information. I, especially, always enjoy your videos. In addition, my condolences for you and your family’s loss. I’m sure your niece was truly extraordinary and left a positive imprint on the world.

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  2. It is always sad to see anyone pass at any age. Younger is tougher but there is still a loss.
    Thank-you for the James bond list. I have seen every movie multiple times and will watch anyone again (just watched Skyfall the other day. I look forward to the last Daniel Craig movie coming out in the spring. As you mentioned they are most enjoyable if you understand the social culture and current global status of what is happening in the world at that time. BTW – I also am a major fan of all the theme songs, just listened to the entire playlist the other day.

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  3. So sorry to hear about your niece loss at such young age… my sincere condolences for you and your family. Great post as always, I specially like and agree with the 5 rules to live a happier life.

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