06/13/21 – The USA


Back In the USA

By Chuck Berry


This small and easy to read book contains many insights that you may find helpful. For instance, “They are wise who can see what is good in what they dislike and can see what is bad in what they like.”

The Human Element

By Thomas Cleary

Insightful lessons from the great traditions of Asian thought on:

   •  The essentials of wise leadership
   •  Decision-making without prejudice
   •  Inspiring loyalty and maintaining authority
   •  Determining an individual’s true character
   •  Encouraging the best in people
   •  Achieving success without sacrificing happiness


I was in Shield’s Restaurant Bar Pizzeria in Troy, MI and saw this hockey jersey autographed by the Hanson Brothers hanging on the wall.

So this week’s films are:

Slap Shot (1977)

This film is so good.

Slap Shot 2 (2002)

Not even close to being as good as the first Slap Shot, but you get to see a little of the Hanson Brothers in action.

Slap Shot 3 (2008)

With all respect for the Hanson Brothers, this film is not worth watching.


She Say (Oom Dooby Doom) (1959)

By The Diamonds

Some of you may be wondering how did these guys do in the music industry. Well, according to Wikipedia: The Diamonds are a Canadian vocal quartet that rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hit records. In a strange way, I think they are pretty cool.


Many have not asked how did World Famous Chef Ronaldo got his start. Well, I’m going to tell you anyway.

You may be surprised that Chef Ronaldo did not start out as a chef. He originally started working as a house painter. When he finished his first touch up job on a ceiling, his employer suggested he wasn’t really cut out to be a house painter and that perhaps he should try cooking. 

Well the employer was right and the rest is history. After much effort, I have located a photo of the celling Chef Ronaldo worked on and I thought you folks might be interested in seeing it.


The Hanson Brothers

The Hanson Brothers are best remembered for:

  • starting fights
  • interrupting the coach in the locker room during pre-game speeches with overzealous shouting
  • wearing extremely thick nerd glasses
  • childishly playing with toy cars and trucks in their hotel room, although the brothers range in age from 18 to 20



APF Wolverine Open

This will be my last contest in the Masters 7 (70 to 74 year-old) category. I wish I could say I was going to finish strong, but I’m not back to where I was at for the AAPF Nationals in May. However, I want to support local powerlifting contests so I’m in it.


Here is an interesting perspective.

I hope it helps you make minor irritations more bearable.




Smart vs. Wise


George Orwell


Regarding the TV series “The Good Place”:
I have seen it and I liked it  40%  (6 votes) 
I have not seen it, but I would like to see it  40%  (6 votes) 
I have not seen it, nor do I wish to see it  13.33%  (2 votes) 
I have seen it and I did not like it  6.67%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 15
Do you need to be more disciplined?
Yes and I am going to try to be more disciplined  71.43%  (10 votes) 
No  21.43%  (3 votes) 
I can resist anything but temptation  7.14%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 14
Have you tried an on-line dating site?
No and I do not intend to try one  80%  (12 votes) 
Yes, and I was very pleased with the results  13.33%  (2 votes) 
Yes, but it did not work for me  6.67%  (1 votes) 
No, but I am going to try one  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 15
Do you believe the road to hell is paved with good intentions?
Maybe  60%  (9 votes) 
Yes  33.33%  (5 votes)  
No  6.67%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 15


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.



10 thoughts on “06/13/21 – The USA

  1. You always manage to include something that interests me. This time it is the author George Orwell. His ‘1984’ was terrifying and ‘Animal Farm’ a clear picture of how things can go awry politically. We saw it very recently and will suffer because of it for some time to come. Cheers. Muriel


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