Be Sure to Watch the Sky Tonight
BOOK OF THE WEEK
The book below is an extremely challenging read; plus you should be skeptical as you read it. Still, the book is a good way to be exposed to art, science and other issues. It could cause you to think about some of your most cherished beliefs and open up your mind to various possibilities. Again, this is an extremely challenging read, but it is an interesting read.
Art & Physics
By Leonard Shlain
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I’m still watching Hallmark movies and I find them pretty good. I particularly enjoyed this one.
The Dog Lover’s Guide to Dating (Hallmark)
Simon believes Chloe is the girl of his dreams but can’t seem to win over her beloved pup. He enlists dog trainer, Alex, and soon finds himself wondering where his real connection might be. (Source: IMDB)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
It’s difficult to match those 50s recording star for shear energy and excitement.
Keep A-Knockin’ (1957)
By Little Richard
ART OF THE WEEK
I realize Christmas is over.
Nevertheless, I thought this would be helpful for those of you who wish to not only draw a reindeer, but any other animal.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Metro Detroit businesswoman, philanthropist and arts patron Gretchen Carhartt Valade died at 97 on Dec. 30 at her Grosse Pointe Farms home.
Granddaughter of Carhartt, Inc. founder Hamilton Carhartt, Valade served as chairman emeritus for the workwear company, still family-owned in the Detroit region after 134 years.
She was also known among the regional arts community and beyond as “the angel of jazz” for her long-lasting contributions to Detroit’s arts and culture scene as well as the global jazz community. At age 74, she founded the Mack Avenue Records jazz label, which subsequently earned 11 Grammy Awards and more than 50 nominations. At age 82, she opened the Dirty Dog Jazz Café, an award-winning jazz and dinner club in Grosse Pointe Farms. (Source: Detroit Free Press)
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Too bad it doesn’t work that way. Be consistent in improving your diet and exercising more and you will see improvements over time.
Don’t let not being able to find your glasses,
stop you from enjoying a game of cards with your friends.
Coming Out in 2023
Management Tips + Jokes
From the Neighborhood
By Uncle Tony as told to Wm. Allen
Here is a bit of the book’s forward:
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.”
Source: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
This little book suggests some practical leadership advice from a guy who always kept a low profile—Uncle Tony. He is not a CEO or famous management guru. He doesn’t claim to know the leadership secrets of famous people from the past.
Uncle Tony didn’t have much formal education, but he had a lot of common sense and knew how to deal with people. I never knew what Uncle Tony did for a living, since he never talked about his work. I just thought he was some sort of repairman, since people were always asking him to fix this or that. I found it surprising that a simple repairman like Uncle Tony knew so many people in high places.