In Boxes and To Do Lists
I know it isn’t easy for many of us to ignore our in boxes and to do lists; but, please don’t let it prevent you from enjoying life or cause to to miss out on special moments.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
This is not an easy read, consisting of over 400 pages. However, it is an interesting read and you can learn a lot about power.
The 48 Laws of Power
By Robert Greene & Joost Elffers
Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game. (Source: Amazon)
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
I have watched all of the first three seasons of this show and a fourth season is scheduled to come out in 2022.
Manifest is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on September 24, 2018, on NBC. It centers on the passengers and crew of a commercial airliner who suddenly reappear after being presumed dead for more than five years.
In October 2018, NBC ordered further episodes for the first season, and subsequently renewed the show for a second season that aired in 2020, and again for a third in 2021. In June 2021, the series was canceled by NBC after three seasons.
The series was added to Netflix in June 2021 and immediately topped the viewing charts, persuading Netflix to renew Manifest for a fourth and final season consisting of 20 episodes.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Book of Love
by The Monotones
“Book of Love” (also titled “(Who Wrote) The Book of Love“) is a rock and roll / doo-wop song, originally by The Monotones. It was written by three members of the group, Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick.
Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line “you’ll wonder where the yellow went”/ when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent”, which inspired him to come up with, “I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love”. He worked it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The “boom” part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing. It sounded good, so they added it to the song.
In September 1957, the Monotones recorded “The Book of Love”; it was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records’ subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. On the Billboard charts, “The Book of Love” peaked at No. 5 on the pop chart and No. 3 on the R&B chart
ART OF THE WEEK
Vincent van Gogh’s Coffee Cup
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
I watched on TV a review of Clint Eastwood’s new film Cry Macho. The film received a thumb’s down. I thought in part because Clint Eastwood is 91 yeas old and to the reviewers some of his scenes weren’t believable.
Now, I absolutely have to see this film.
Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, film director, composer, and producer. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the “Man with No Name” in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone’s “Dollars Trilogy” of Spaghetti Westerns during the mid-1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
An Academy Award nominee for Best Actor, Eastwood won Best Director and Best Picture for his Western film Unforgiven (1992) and his sports drama Million Dollar Baby (2004). His greatest commercial successes are the adventure comedy Every Which Way but Loose (1978) and its action comedy sequel Any Which Way You Can (1980).
Other popular Eastwood films include the Westerns Hang ‘Em High (1968) and Pale Rider (1985), the action-war film Where Eagles Dare (1968), the prison film Escape from Alcatraz (1979), the war film Heartbreak Ridge (1986), the action film In the Line of Fire (1993), and the romantic drama The Bridges of Madison County (1995). More recent works are Gran Torino (2008), The Mule (2018), and Cry Macho (2021).
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Lifestyle vs A Pill or Shot
I know it is so much easier to get a shot or take a pill than it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle; but, is it the better choice?
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.