09/18/22 – Trip to the Detroit Zoo

CURRENT EVENTS

Trip to the Detroit Zoo

Went to the Detroit Zoo last week. I hope you get a kick out of watching these penguins as I do.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

If you want to know about some of the key players in ancient Rome, this is a good start. Plutarch is noted for being interested in the character of his subjects.

Rome’s famed historian illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157 to 43 BC in succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesmen of the classical period: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar and Cicero. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

This film is definitely not just a comedy and perhaps says something about redemption. 

Honk For Jesus (Released Sep. 2, 2022)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I Try To Think About Elvis (July 30, 1994)

By Patty Loveless

ART OF THE WEEK

Caskets

Rene Magritte, the Surrealist Painter, once redid a famous painting with caskets, rather than people.

Here is the same idea applied, at least to me, to the corporate environment. Please don’t sacrifice your health and well-being to this artificial entity.

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

From various legitimate sources, David Beckham waited 12 hours in line to view Queen Elizabeth’s casket; and he sought no VIP access. I think this is an impressive display of noble character. 

JOKE OF THE WEEK

No disrespect intended,

I just thought this was really funny.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

A gym may be as close as you will come to a 

Fountain of Youth

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens in the early 3rd century BC. 

The Stoics are especially known for teaching that “virtue is the only good” for human beings, and those external things—such as health, wealth, and pleasure—are not good nor bad in themselves, but have value as “material for virtue to act upon.”

The Stoics thought the best indication of an individual’s philosophy was not what a person said but how a person behaved.

Many Stoics—such as Seneca and Epictetus—emphasized that because “virtue is sufficient for happiness”, a sage would be emotionally resilient to misfortune. 

Stoicism flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century AD, and among its adherents was Emperor Marcus Aurelius. It experienced a decline after Christianity became the state religion in the 4th century AD. Since then, it has seen revivals, notably in the Renaissance and in the contemporary era.

LEARNING TRAITS

If you have a cat, you probably already know this.

MISCELLANEOUS

Hear is a tip from World Famous Chef Ronaldo,

if you are trying to limit your wine drinking.

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book is free, and the paperback version is $10

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.

 

 

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