Michigan APF and AAPF Powerlifting Contest
Having just participated in the AWPC Worlds & WPC CanAm Powerlifting competition on Oct. 1, I am going to be back at it again on Saturday, October 16 in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
I will be both benching (The first time in a contest since Aug. 2019) and deadlifting, which will permit me to be in the Push/Pull competition that day.
The contest will be held at the RPG Gym on Saturday, October 16
Lifting starts at 9:00 a.m.
I believe awards will given out around 3:00 p.m., but that is always a guess.
1962 Star Batt Dr.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Paris in the 1920s reminds me most of the mid-1960s to mid- 1970s. It was a great time to be young and alive.
If you are unfamiliar with some of the key people on the Paris scene during the 1920s, you may want to skip this book and just watch Midnight in Paris.
When Paris Sizzled
By Mary McAuliffe
Major figures on the Paris scene—such as Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Picasso, Stravinsky, Diaghilev, and Proust—continued to hold sway, while others now came to prominence—including Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Cole Porter, and Josephine Baker, as well as André Citroën, Le Corbusier, Man Ray, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, and the irrepressible Kiki of Montparnasse.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I recently saw this movie and didn’t think it was bad (I didn’t look at my watch once), although, I would cut out Clint’s dance scenes.
Rotten Tomatoes Reviews
Cry Macho proves Clint Eastwood remains an economic filmmaker and charismatic screen presence — albeit one who’s an awkward fit for this particular project.
Clint Eastwood may be a little old for this role, but if you can stick with the somewhat slow story, Cry Macho is a decently entertaining drama with a positive message.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
The images accompanying Sam Cooke’s song bring back a lot of memories for me, since I can recall so many of the things depicted in the video.
Wonderful World (1960)
by Sam Cooke
ART OF THE WEEK
All Bonds playing poker together on Canvas Wall Art
If you are a James Bond fan, you may find this interesting
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
I found this story of how he got his unusual name interesting.
Man Ray’s birth name was Emmanuel Radnitzky.
In early 1912, the Radnitzky family changed their surname to Ray. Man Ray’s brother chose the surname in reaction to the ethnic discrimination and antisemitism prevalent at the time.
Emmanuel, who was called “Manny” as a nickname, changed his first name to Man and gradually began to use Man Ray as his name
Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky; August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in Paris.
He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal.
He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was best known for his pioneering photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. Man Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called “rayographs” in reference to himself. (Source: Wikipedia)
JOKE OF THE WEEK
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.