05/22/22 – Consistency

CURRENT EVENTS

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I think it is important to learn about other cultures and the virtues they value, you many even find some practices you would consider adopting.

The Klingon Way: A Warrior’s Guide

By Marc Okrand

A compendium of the infinite wisdom of the Klingons, a fierce warrior race, presents information on the Klingon language, lore, and a collection of adages in Klingon and English (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Sanditon Season 2 (March 20,, 2022)

If you saw Season 1 of this series, no doubt you will want to check out Season 2. I understand that there will be a Season 3, probably in 2023.

Sanditon is a British historical drama television series adapted by Andrew Davies from an unfinished manuscript by Jane Austen and [..] set during the Regency era, the plot follows young and naive heroines as [they] navigate the new seaside resort of Sanditon.

Due to the unfinished nature of the novel (Austen completed only eleven chapters), the original work was used for the majority of the first episode, and then Davies used the developed characters to complete the story. At the time of her death in 1817, Austen had completed 24,000 words of the novel.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Long Tall Sally (1955)

By Little Richard

“Tutti Frutti” was a big hit for Little Richard and Specialty in early 1956, reaching number two in the R&B charts. Pat Boone’s cover version of the song reached number 12 in the pop charts.

Specialty publishing firm, producer “Bumps” Blackwell and Richard decided to write a song that was so up-tempo and the lyrics so fast that Boone would not be able to handle it. (Boone eventually did record his own version, however, which reached number 18.)

According to Blackwell, he was introduced to a little girl by Honey Chile, a popular disc-jockey. The girl had written a song for Little Richard to record so she could pay the treatment for her ailing aunt Mary. The song, actually a few lines on a piece of paper, went like this:

Saw Uncle John with Long Tall Sally
They saw Aunt Mary comin’
So they ducked back in the alley

Not wishing to upset an influential disc-jockey, Blackwell accepted the offer and took the idea to Richard, who was reluctant at first. Nevertheless, the line “ducked back in the alley” was exactly what they were looking for, and Richard kept practicing until he could sing it as fast as possible. They worked on the song, adding verses and a chorus, until they got the hit they wanted.

 Featuring a tenor saxophone solo by Lee Allen (as did “Tutti Frutti”), “Long Tall Sally” was the best-selling 45 of the history of Specialty Records. (Source: Wikipedia)

ART OF THE WEEK

I thought this was rather clever.

Tree of Lost Soles

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (1400 – 3 February 1468) was a German inventor, printer, publisher, and goldsmith who introduced printing to Europe with his mechanical movable-type printing press.

His work started the Printing Revolution in Europe and is regarded as a milestone of the second millennium, ushering in the modern period of human history.

It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution, as well as laying the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Michelangelo, perhaps history’s greatest sculptor, said I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

Set the angel inside of you free.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

Reading

People who don’t read have no idea how obvious it is to those who do.

MISCELLANEOUS

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.

 

 

05/15/22 – Desiderata

CURRENT EVENTS

Desiderata

By Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding, as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.  Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

If you wish to be reasonably financially comfortable and have not already made too many bad decisions or been “extremely unlucky”, this book will definitely help you. 

The Richest Man in Babylon

By George S. Clason

The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason, which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom. Originally, a series of separate informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies, the pamphlets were bound together and published in book form in 1926. (Source: Wikipedia)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I’m not sure what to say about this Netflix series, other than the acting was good. Depending upon your sensitivities, you may or may not want to check it out.

Anatomy of a Scandal (2022)

Privilege is about to be put on trial… Based on the bestselling novel by Sarah Vaughan, “Anatomy of a Scandal” is an insightful and suspenseful series about privilege and sexual consent. [ ] This six-part series stars Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Rupert Friend, Naomi Scott and Josette Simon. Coming to Netflix on 15th April. (Source: Netflix)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

What a great time to be young and alive.

Steppin’ Stone (November 1966)

By The Monkees

[This song] was first recorded by Paul Revere & the Raiders and appeared on their album Midnight Ride, released in May 1966.

The Monkees’ version is featured in the “romp” segments of several episodes of the group’s television series. It has also been heard in episodes of [various] shows [ ].

ART OF THE WEEK

Wall Paintings

Painted on the wall of the Lithuanian Military Academy in Vilnius by local artist Linas Kaziulenis

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

Helen Keller

(June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task,

but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks

 as if they were great and noble.

 

The world is moved along

not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes,

but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes

 of each honest worker.”

 

Source: Helen Keller

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

One has to start someplace, so this is as good as any place.

CHARACTER TRAITS

I think many of us should do this.

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

Memories

MISCELLANEOUS

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.

 

 

05/08/22 – Happy Mother’s Day

CURRENT EVENTS

Happy Mother’s Day

My Mom

My Mother-In-Law

BOOK OF THE WEEK

This book may have been intended for the martial artists, but I believe you will find it helpful for whatever endeavor you wish to excel in.

Musashi’s Book of Five Rings

By Stephen F. Kaufman

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

You have probably heard of this film, even if you have never seen it.
 
If you enjoy this blog, you will probably like this film.

Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca was rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier. It had its world premiere on November 26, 1942, in New York City and was released nationally in the United States on January 23, 1943. 

Exceeding expectations, Casablanca went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Its reputation has gradually grown, to the point that its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become iconic, and it consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history.

In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected the film as one of the first for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Hot Rod Lincoln (1955)

By Charlie Ryan

ART OF THE WEEK

Gardening

Gardening is an art that everyone should learn.

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

If you don’t know why it is important that we support the Ukrainians in their fight to resist Putin’s invasion, perhaps you should brush up on your history.

Perhaps, this may help.Neville Chamberlain was prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1940. He is best known for his role in the Munich Agreement of 1938 which ceded parts of Czechoslovakia to Hitler and is now the most popular example of the foreign policy known as appeasement.

Ukraine’s President Zelenskiy

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visits an injured Ukrainian serviceman at a military hospital in Kyiv, March 13, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/via REUTERS

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

Remakes

If you liked Titanic, I think you will really like

Titanic with a Cat

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Special Mother’s Day Wishes To These Moms

CHARACTER TRAITS

Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. (Source: Disiderate)

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

I don’t know why this is so hard for so many people.

It is something everyone should learn.

MISCELLANEOUS

Please don’t forget the Ukraine.

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.

 

 

05/01/22 -Results of 2022 AAPF Contest

CURRENT EVENTS

2022 AAPF National Powerlifting Championships

Gatlinburg, Tenn.

April 29 – May 1, 2022

My Results

Bench Press: I was able to lift 77.5 Kg or170.7 lbs.,

but came off the bench so the lift didn’t count

Deadlift: I lifted 167.5 Kg or 369.2 lbs.,

for an AAPF National Record & an AWPC World’s Record

I also received Best Raw Deadlifter designation 

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Never underestimate the power of the mind. The Placebo Effect is a good example of the power of the mind.

I typically review this book before each powerlifting contest. However, this book can be applied to things outside of sports

Mind Gym

By Gary Mack & David Casstevens

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

This week’s movie is definitely not a movie for everyone.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Pulp Fiction Dance Scene

This French film was the inspiration for the Pulp Fiction dance scene.

In both movies, the dance scenes weren’t what was expected for these crime themed films.

Bande á Part (1964) Dance Scene

ART OF THE WEEK

Park Bench

This is just a park bench. It may not seem like any great piece of art. However, look closely at where this bench was made. Someone learning carpentry skills can possibly provide more value to society than many folks who are making lots of money. I will not name their positions, but unless you hold one of those positions yourself, you can probably guess which positions they are. And if you do hold one of those positions, I hope you at least know it.

If you are in a position to give these folks in this type of correctional facility program, I hope you will give them a break. It could be one of the best things you will ever do.

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

In Memory of Naomi Judd

(January 11, 1946 – April 30, 2022)

THE JUDDS – GIRLS NIGHT OUT

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

Remakes

If you liked Pulp Fiction, I think you will really like

Purr Fiction

PHYSICAL TRAITS

When it comes to getting in shape, this is the only quick fix that actually works.

Please don’t fall for these quick fix scam artists. Getting into shape calls for  small consistent changes that you can maintain or live with and little by little you will get where you want to be. You didn’t get where you are overnight or in 30 days, so don’t expect the change to take place overnight or in 30 days.

CHARACTER TRAITS

I suspect most of us are a bit guilty of being lazing,

even if not to this extreme.

SOCIAL TRAITS

Isn’t this the truth, when you are out dining?

LEARNING TRAITS

You may want to ask yourself this question.

MISCELLANEOUS

Please don’t forget the Ukraine.

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.

 

 

04/24/22 – 2022 AAPF National Powerlifting Championships

CURRENT EVENTS

2022 AAPF National Powerlifting Championships

Gatlinburg, Tenn.

April 29 – May 1, 2022

BOOK OF THE WEEK

This little book (Literally 4 1/4″ X 5″) of less than 100 pages is a treasury of good advice on how to live. If you have any interest in becoming a better person, you should check this book out.

Philosophy for Everyday Life

By Trevor Curnow

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

I really liked this film. It is a little chaotic, with a few loose ends; but a great film. I found most reviewers agree with me that is it the best of the four Bogart/Bacall films.
 
I thought the General was a terrific guy, if you are going to be old and decrepit, be like the General.
 
As for the younger sister, whom you will meet at the start of this film–Wow. 
 
Also, it is wonderful to see the 1946 contemporary cars.
 
You are looking at history, when you see this very entertaining film.

The Big Sleep (1946)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Who Wrote The Book of Love (1958)

The Monotones

Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line “you’ll wonder where the yellow went”/ when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent”, which inspired him to come up with, “I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love”. He worked it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The “boom” part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing. It sounded good, so they added it to the song. (Source: Wikipedia)

ART OF THE WEEK

Statute of Don Quixote

When I was in Spain back in 2015, I believe this is a photo I took of a statute of Don Quixote. Of course, I may be mistaken.

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

Judge Kathryn Mizelle

In a 59-page opinion on Monday, the US district judge Kathryn Mizelle of Tampa, Florida, overturned the federal requirement that people wear masks on planes and public transportation.

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

Remakes

If you thought Jaws was scary, this is even more so.

Claws

PHYSICAL TRAITS

The current AAPF National Record for a male between the ages of 75 and 79, who weighs less than 181.7 lbs. is 165 Kg. or 363.7 lbs. 

I plan to break this record on May 1; but, I would not bet more on me than you can afford do lose.

AAPF National Records as of 04 23 22

CHARACTER TRAITS

There has been a lot of this.

Please try not to be guilty of doing this.

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

This is very difficult for many of us.

MISCELLANEOUS

Please don’t forget the Ukraine,

and please do what you can to help.

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.

 

 

04/17/22 – Happy Easter

CURRENT EVENTS

Happy Easter

BOOK OF THE WEEK

This week’s book is an extremely readable and practical philosophy book. This book will help you with critical thinking, so that you don’t simply accept everything you see on Facebook and the news media as truth.

You may think that you don’t need to fine tune your own thinking. If that is your situation, all I can say is that I recall Uncle Tony once told me.

He said, “The only attribute the Lord distributed fairly was intelligence, not looks, strength, etc.”

I asked Uncle Tony, “Why do you say that?”

Uncle Tony replied, “Because intelligence in the only attribute that everyone thinks they received more than their fair share.”

Uncle Tony

Philosophy for Everyday Life

By Trevor Curnow

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

The Worst Person in the World is a modern dramedy about the quest for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo. It chronicles four years in the life of Julie (Renate Reinsve), a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

Above source: RottenTomates

Caution:

This film isn’t for everyone, especially if you don’t like english subtitles, graphic nudity, drug use, etc.

I almost stopped watching, but in the end I was glad I stayed with it. I think it is an accurate description of some people’s lives. Plus, I’ve never been to Oslo, so it was interesting to see that city. 

The Worst Person In The World (2021)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Here is an Easter song for some of you folks.

“HOP – I Want Candy Sing-A-Long”

However, I prefer this version.

I Want Candy

By the Bow Wow Wow

ART OF THE WEEK

Easter Decorations

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

Bear

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

Remakes

I understand Jurassic Park is being remade, only this time with a cat.

Jurassic Park But With A Cat

PHYSICAL TRAITS

2022 AAPF National Powerlifting Championships

One more week of training and then I will rest until I lift on May 1

CHARACTER TRAITS

During this holiday, lets not forget the people of the Ukraine,

who are suffering terribly under Putin’s war machine.

SOCIAL TRAITS

Confucius doesn’t believe everything he sees on social media.

Be like Confucius

LEARNING TRAITS

Since this is Easter, perhaps some of you will find this helpful

MISCELLANEOUS

Many people travel during the Easter holidays, but I wonder how many have considered going here:

Easter Island

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.

 

 

04/10/22 – Hopefully Putin’s Invasion Will Backfire

CURRENT EVENTS

Hopefully Putin’s Invasion Will Backfire

After the Russians were driven out of Bucha, Ukraine, it was terrible what the Ukrainian liberators found. The murder of defenseless civilians by Russian criminals, mass graves, apparently torture, rape, etc.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

How about some lighter reading this week. The Tao of Willie is a fun book to read and provides a great deal of wisdom.  

The Tao of Willie

By Willie Nelson with Turk Pipkin

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Normally, when I see a film I don’t like, I simply don’t mention the film.

However, I feel life is simply too precious for anyone to waste on this 2 hour and 56 minutes of darkness. 

If you have seen the film, please comment on what you think of it, whether you liked it or didn’t.

The Batman (2022)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Keep A-Knockin

By Little Richard

ART OF THE WEEK

Kurt Halsey Paintings

These are some original Kurt Halsey paintings that I acquired around 15 or 20 years ago. I wish I had acquired more.

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

FRIENDS FROM MY YOUTH

Here is a photo of my friends from my youth. I’m only certain that me and one other fellow are still alive. It is possible that two others are still alive. As for the remaining seven, they have already left the party.

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

Critical Thinking

Has critical thinking become a lost art?

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

“Moderation in all things, especially moderation.”

Source: Ralph Waldo Emerson

 RWEmerson1859

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.

 

 

03/27/22 – Putin’s Invasion Continues

CURRENT EVENTS

The Invasion Continues

It has been over a month now since Putin invaded the Ukraine.

When will the Russian people say enough?

I encourage everyone to donate to the Ukrainian cause, but please check out the organization before you make your donation. I feel it is criminal, but there are people taking advantage of your desire to help the Ukrainian people in their fight for freedom.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I first read this book back in 1976, two years after it came out in 1974. He was concerned about the state of communications in 1974. Well, from my limited vantage point, things have become far worse.

If you are curious about how things once were, you may want to check this book out. It contains ideas such as this, again written in 1974:

 It may be that we have entered a time when some groups would do better to ignore each other than to communicate with each other.

Not communicating saves energy; it keeps people from worrying about things they cannot do anything about; and it eliminates an enormous amount of useless talk.

So, are you interested in this book?

Strictly Speaking

By Edwin Newman

Newman focuses on the sorry state of the English language as a reflection of the sorry state of the society.

If words are devalued, he argues, so are ideas and so are human beings. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Ever wonder why someone believes like they do?

Perhaps, this movie may help you understand.

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

The Motorcycle Diaries is heartfelt and profound in its rendering of the formative experiences that turn Ernesto “Che” Guerva into a famous revolutionary (Source: Rottentomatoes.com) 

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

And this is one of the reasons why:

Back in the USA (1959)

By Chuck Berry

ART OF THE WEEK

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

USA President Biden (Unfiltered)

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

This makes as much sense as letting genetic males participate in women’s sports.

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

Dating has become far more complicated,

than when I was young

LEARNING TRAITS

If you are an individual, you should be able to do your own taxes.

If not, you either haven’t tried, or the tax code is too complicated. 

MISCELLANEOUS

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 or 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.

 

 

03/20/22 -Prime Ministers of Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic

CURRENT EVENTS

Prime Ministers

of

Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic 

The prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic met Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday evening as a curfew began in Kyiv.

Ukraine has praised the courage of three European leaders who made a long, hazardous journey by rail from Poland to Kyiv in a show of support as the city came under further Russian attack.They are the first Western leaders to visit Ukraine since Russia invaded.

“Your visit is a powerful expression of support for Ukraine,” Mr Zelensky is quoted as telling the group.

From left to right: Slovenian PM Janez Jansa, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki and his deputy Jaroslaw Kaczynski, and Czech PM Petr Fiala, studying a map of Ukraine prior to departure

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Civility and decent behaviour seems to be missing in so many today.

George Washing listed out 110 rules in this little 30 page book. It would be nice if this book was at least briefly discussed in homes and schools.

I do think if one wishes to advance themselves in life, they would do well to study this little book.

George Washington’s

Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour

Copied out by hand as a young man aspiring to the status of Gentleman, George Washington’s 110 rules were based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595.

The first English edition of these rules was available in Francis Hawkins’ Youths Behavior, or Decency in Conversation Amongst Men, which appeared in 1640, and it is from this work that Washington seems to have copied.

The rules as Washington wrote them out are a simplified version of the text. They had a strong influence on Washington, who aimed to always live by them.

The rules focus on self-respect and respect for others through details of etiquette. The rules offer pointers on such issues as how to dress, walk, eat in public, and address one’s superiors.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

For a while now, I have been re-watching the Poirot series 

with my four favorite characters

Chief Inspector Japp, Poirot, Miss Lemon & Capt. Hastings

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Something Else (1959)

By Eddie Cochran

ART OF THE WEEK

St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

Ukrainians

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Bench Press from last week’s contest

CHARACTER TRAITS

Don’t let this be your lion.

SOCIAL TRAITS

The Ukrainians are fighting for everyone’s freedom. Have you made a donation to support them in their fight?

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

Arnold Schwarzenegger shares ‘truth’

about Ukraine conflict with Russian people

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 or 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.

 

 

03/13/22 – Results of 2022 Michigan APF State Championships

CURRENT EVENTS

Results of 2022 Michigan APF State Championships

I achieved by bench press and deadlift goals, setting state APF & AAPF raw bench press age/weight record and a National APF raw deadlift age/weight record.

 

 

BOOK OF THE WEEK

I just finished reading this book and I think it is an excellent easy read, containing some keen insights about people. 

Death on the Nile

By Agatha Christie

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

In preparation to watch this movie I again watched the 1978 film and the 2004 television version. I would say the 1978 film had a much better story and the 2004 television version had a much better Poirot.

I also recently read the 1938 Agatha Christie book, Death on the Nile.

The beginning of the story about why Hercule Poirot has a mustache was not in any of the 50+ Poirot stories I have read and certainly not in Death of the Nile. The same is true for the ending where Hercule removes his mustache. 

As for the characters, they are a mess.

Perhaps someone who has never seen the two earlier movies of Death on the Nile, let alone read the actual story may think this is a fine film. Well, perhaps it beats most of todays thoughtless action films– even I am forced to agree when it is put like that.

Kenneth Branagh

Death on the Nile (2022)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Da Doo Ron Ron (1963)

By The Crystals

ART OF THE WEEK

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Rick Polomski

If you knew him, you would understand why he is the

Extraordinary Person of the Week

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

Closer to the truth than I care to admit

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

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 $4.81 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.