05/30/21 – Memorial Day

CURRENT EVENTS

BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier

By Jakob Walter

The life of a soldier in an army at war is rather harsh from the stories I have heard first hand from those that fought in WWII. This diary seems very real from what I have heard and it gives you in my opinion a good idea of what being in war can be like. I’m not sure if it is any better today and in my time the Vietnam War experience was horrible for so many.

If you are curious what war time soldiers go through, I think this book will give you an idea.

Eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter served in the Grand Army of Napoleon between 1806 and 1813. His diary intimately records his trials: the long, grueling marches in Prussia and Poland, the disastrous Russian campaign, and the demoralizing defeat in a war few supported or understood. It is at once a compelling chronicle of a young soldier’s loss of innocence and an eloquent and moving portrait of the profound effects of all wars on the men who fight them.

“Vivid and gruesome … but also a story of human fortitude. … It reminds us that the troops Napoleon drove so mercilessly were actually more victims than victors—a side of Napoleon that should not be forgotten.”

(Source: Chicago Tribune)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

If you like quirky films, this is a good one. The only thing that could have made this film better would be a cameo appearance by Bill Murray. If you understand what I meant by the Bill Murray comment, you will really like this film. If not, you may not like the film. 

French Exit

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

In 1967, there were 486,000 American troops in Vietnam, I was one of those 486,000.

Fortunate Son

By Creedence Clearwater Revival

ART OF THE WEEK

We all know World Famous Chef Ronaldo is an artist when it comes to cooking up exotic dishes for the wealthy and famous.

However, I had no idea Chef Ronaldo could create something like this.

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

The military personnel who have died

in the performance of their military duties while serving in

the United States Armed Forces.

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

Will return next week

PHYSICAL TRAITS

For instances, many health issues are caused by excessive weight, many mental problems are caused by addiction. 

CHARACTER TRAITS

Sarcasm Doesn’t Get You Anywhere

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

Polls

Have you read Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography?
No, but I would like to read it  68.75%  (11 votes) 
No, and I am not interested in reading it  18.75%  (3 votes) 
Yes  12.5%  (2 votes) 
Total Votes: 16
 
Do you have faith in the news?
No  42.86%  (6 votes) 
More like “Hell” No  35.71%  (5 votes) 
Other:  21.43%  (3 votes) 
Yes  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 14
 
Regarding your voting in presidential elections:
I’ve voted for presidential candidates from more than one party  81.25%  (13 votes) 
I’ve only voted for Democratic candidates  6.25%  (1 votes)  
I’ve only voted for Republican candidates  6.25%  (1 votes)  
Other:  6.25%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 16
 
Do you worry about things that are outside of your control?
No  33.33%  (5 votes) 
Yes  26.67%  (4 votes) 
Yes, but I am going to stop  20%  (3 votes) 
Other:  20%  (3 votes) 
Total Votes: 15
 
Are you the person you want to be?
No, but I am trying to change  71.43%  (10 votes) 
Yes  21.43%  (3 votes) 
Other:  7.14%  (1 votes)  
No, but I’m not changing  0%  (0 votes)  
Total Votes: 14

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.

 

 

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