BOOK OF THE WEEK
It is starting to look like the only thing George Orwell was wrong about was timing.
If you haven’t read this classic, perhaps you should while you still can.
By George Orwell
The book 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative is timelier than ever…
“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thought crimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching…
A startling and haunting novel, 1984 creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions—a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time. (Source: Amazon)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
No surprises in this film, but still an entertaining Christmas film.
The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
ART OF THE WEEK
Ghost Sculpture in Castle of Vezio, Italy
The quirky plaster ‘ghosts’ on the castle grounds are made from white chalk.
They are re-made each summer by tourists who agree to be put in a particular position, then covered with gauze and white chalk staying like that for 20 mins until the chalk is dry.
The sculptures remain until destroyed by snow.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
This is a rather long video; however, I think the message in this video of my friend and teammate Nora and our Trainer Art, is so inspiring that I wanted to make it available to all of you. You don’t have to be old and frail, you can be old and strong, if you will do the work.
It is a new year and perhaps it it time for a new you.
Taken at the 2021 AWPC Worlds
Art and Me
JOKE OF THE WEEK
You may not agree with Joe Manchin; but, it is hard not to admire him for standing up to what he believes regardless of the enormous pressure being put on him.
Consider this, if you want to get the new year off to a good start
The Start of a New Year is a Good Time for Some
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 $6.34 with Prime Membership
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.