Raise The Bar
Push / Pull Powerlifting Contest
Dec. 11, 2021
Rochester Performance Gym (RPG)
Located in Rochester, Michigan
I lifted in the 75 to 79 year old & Under 181.7 lbs. class
Here is a video of my final deadlift of the day.
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Below is a book I have read and reviewed often in the last 20+ years and I believe you will find many valuable lessons among its pages.
Do Less, Achieve More
By Chin-Ning Chu
For anyone tired of chasing ever–elusive desires, of doing more only to find that more needs doing, and of making more money only to need more money, Chin–Ning Chu shows you that life was meant to be easy, if you know the secrets. (Source of Description: Amazon)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
A nice little romantic Christmas story.
A Castle for Christmas
A Castle for Christmas is a 2021 American Christmas romantic comedy film. The film was released on November 26, 2021.
The story follows bestselling American author Sophie Brown, who travels to Scotland to escape the scandal of her last book. She visits the ancestral village of her grandfather, who worked as a groundskeeper at the estate of a nearby castle. While there, she ends up falling in love with the castle, Dun Dunbar, but must also face off with the ill-tempered duke who owns it.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Pitch Perfect 2
Winter Wonderland / Here Come Santa Claus
By Snoop Dogg & Anna Kendrick
ART OF THE WEEK
This is a different kind of art, but still art.
I hope you find the photo of the MGM lion being filmed as interesting as I do.
Photo Source: Alamy
Filming the MGM Studio Emblem in 1928
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (more commonly known by its initialized version MGM) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
It is one of the world’s oldest and most iconic film studios, partly to do with the ‘lion’s roar’ emblem presented before each and every film it’s involved with.
This image is a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of that aforementioned roar! While most movie studios have their own intros, few are as memorable as the classic roaring lion that is so associated with MGM studios.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Michael Nesmith of the Monkees
Robert Michael Nesmith (December 30, 1942 – December 10, 2021) was an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist. He was best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968). His songwriting credits include “Different Drum”, which became a hit for Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys.
JOKE OF THE WEEK
There are usually a number of people retiring from a lifetime of work around this time of the year. I hope they realize they are not actually retiring from work and that their new job is maintaining or trying to regain their health. That job calls for a serious exercise program, proper diet to manage your weight and rest. Well, most people are pretty good with the rest, it is the other two that is their challenge.
Ignore this advice and there will likely come a day when you will regret it.
I think being your authentic self is one of the hardest things one can strive for with society pressuring you to confirm, but you should still make the effort.
When The Pandemic Is Over
When this is over, you can ask yourself if you were in favor of people losing their livelihood because they had different views about their own health than you had for their health?
Did you avoid friends are family members because of your fear?
When it comes to abortion, did you believe people have a right to control over their own bodies, but when it comes to vaccines, people didn’t have a right of control over their own bodies?
When it comes to abortion, did you believe people do not have a right of control over their own bodies, but do have that right when it comes to vaccines?
Did you do any critical thinking whatsoever, or did you simply believe whatever the media told you regardless if it did or did not make sense?
Were you a good representative of the land of the free and the home of the brave?
If you want to avoid being scammed, remember if it is too good to be true, it probably isn’t true.
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.