04/04/21 – Happy Easter and Other Current Events

CURRENT EVENTS

Happy Easter

OTHER CURRENT NEWS

Freighter Stuck In The Suez Canal

Folks, maybe you heard about the freighter that was stuck in the Suez Canal and the harm it was causing. Here is a photo of the freighter being freed. 

BOOK OF THE WEEK

There are a number of versions of this book available. My copy came out in 1989, but I think the next time I read this book, I will acquire a more recent version.

The Jefferson Bible

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

By Thomas Jefferson

In the early nineteenth century Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and principal author of the Declaration of Independence, conceived the idea of extracting a gospel purified of what he saw as extraneous philosophical, mythological, and theological elements.

To do so, he took verses from the four canonical gospels and arranged them into a single narrative, focusing on the actual words of Jesus. This work was never published during Jefferson’s lifetime, but was inherited by his grandson and printed for the first time in the early twentieth century.

The original bound manuscript, often referred to as “the Jefferson Bible,” is held by the United States National Museum in Washington.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

This film isn’t for everyone, actually I think it is for very few people. I’ve seen it a few times and I still find it extremely interesting and worth trying to figure out what it is saying.

Surviving Desire (1992)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Jokerman (1984)

By Bob Dylan

ART OF THE WEEK

Here is some art with a powerful message.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Since it is Easter, why not.

Bugs Bunny

So far the “Cancel Culture” hasn’t come after Bugs Bunny, at least to the best of my knowledge.

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Holy Water

In the past, the World Famous Chef Ronaldo taught us all how to make Holy Water. Given that it is Easter, I thought it might be helpful to bring this back.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

I did some fact checking and found this to be true. I fact check everything on this blog. As for the things I really like but can’t find any factual support, I normally add, “If this isn’t true, it should be.” That phrase wasn’t necessary this time.

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

Polls

Test Poll

I’ve been struggling with how to create a poll that would allow multiple answers. I am going to try again with this test poll.
 

Last Week’s Polls

Have you ever been to Stone Henge?
No, but I would like to see it  47.06%  (8 votes) 
Yes  29.41%  (5 votes) 
No, and I am not interested in seeing it  23.53%  (4 votes) 
Total Votes: 17
 
Regarding the film “Mulholland Dr.”
I have seen the film and liked it  40%  (6 votes) 
I have not seen the film, but I would like to see it  33.33%  (5 votes) 
I have seen the film and did not like it  13.33%  (2 votes) 
I have not seen the film, nor do I wish to see it  13.33%  (2 votes)
Total Votes: 15
 
Do you believe exercise is the world’s best medicine?
Yes  66.67%  (10 votes) 
It is helpful, but not the best  26.67%  (4 votes) 
I’d rather just take a pill or be injected with medicine  6.66%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 15
 
How do you feel about being one decision away from a totally different life?
Hopeful  50%  (6 votes) 
Scary  33.33%  (4 votes) 
I don’t believe it  16.67%  (2 votes) 
Total Votes: 12

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.