12/26/21 – Happy New Year

CURRENT EVENTS

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.

1984

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

1999

By Prince

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

Nora

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

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

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.

SOCIAL TRAITS

Consider this, if you want to get the new year off to a good start

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

The Start of a New Year is a Good Time for Some

Self-Reflection

Book

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.

My Final Cover

This book can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

 

 

27 thoughts on “12/26/21 – Happy New Year

    • Thanks for commenting Priscilla. You can probably tell I like cats. Yes, Nora is amazing and an incredibly hard worker and all that work has certainly paid off for her when she goes to a contest.

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  1. This full post is amazing.. And yeah i agree not just wishing but also we need to make it.. The starting and ending is awesome.. And yeah nora maam is really great.. And also you look so charming in your photos..
    Have a great week sir…

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    • Thank you so much my friend for your kind comments. As for the start, I’m a big Capt. Picard fan and as for the ending, I love cats and especially like that cat wondering what they are doing with his lives. I’ve known Nora and Art for a very long time and no one works harder at the gym in my opinion than Nora. And Art is the driving force behind all of us. I would never have been able to do what I have done, without Art’s encouragement. Thank you for your kind words and I wish you the best Ankita in making 2022 great.

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