09/12/21 – Fairy Tales

CURRENT EVENTS

Fairy Tales

BOOK OF THE WEEK

This books says so much in so few words.

How To Be Happy, Dammit

By Karen Salmansohn

Guaranteed to perk up even the most cynical spirit, HOW TO BE HAPPY, DAMMIT is the first and only self-help book that merges psychology, biology, eastern and western philosophies, quantum physics, and the Zen of Bazooka Joe. (Source: Back cover of book)

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

I thought this was an interesting film.

Secondhand Lions (2003)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I saw this music video on my friend Samantha’s blog (hearttofollow.wordpress.com)  and wanted to pass it on. For some reason, I’m not able to post a hyper-link to her blog, but I can send it to you via email if you wish.

Symphony

by Sheppard

Sheppard is an Australian indie pop band from Brisbane,

formed in 2009

ART OF THE WEEK

City Hall in Bay City, MI

The original settlers in what now is Bay City arrived in the 1830s. By 1857, fourteen sawmills were located along the Saginaw River, and after the Civil War both lumbering and shipbuilding continued strongly. In 1889, voters approved the construction of a new city hall. In 1892, local architects Leverett A. Pratt and Walter Koeppe were hired to design the structure, and the cornerstone was laid in 1894. The building was completed by the summer of 1897 at a cost of $175,000.

The building was used by the city through the 20th century, with a major renovation in 1975. In 2010, a major re-tiling of the roof was undertaken, but a construction incident caused a large fire. The building was closed for 3 years, and an extensive, $10 million renovation performed. It was reopened in 2013, and still serves the city.

The Bay City Hall is a Richardsonian Romanesque building constructed of Indiana limestone, sandstone, and granite, measuring approximately 120 feet by 200 feet. The multi-gabled roof is tiled, and a large sandstone tower, nearly 180 feet high, is located at the southeast corner. The tower is topped with a gable roof with spires, and contains a large clock with separate dial faces on each of its four sides. The windows in the building are flat-headed units set in round arches, and are divided by heavy stone mullions. The entrance is through a huge double Romanesque arch, decorated with an elaborate stucco bas-relief, and sheltered with an arched porch supported by polished stone columns.

The interior is dominated by a large central stairwell, illuminated by skylights, with an elaborately scrolled cast iron banister.

There are four ornate floors 

With a replica of the Liberty Bell on one of the floors

Carol and I climbed the Clock Tower stairs to the top

Pictures cannot do justice to this magnificent structure. Bay City made a choice, they could have build a new city hall or restore this magnificent building–they choose wisely and restored the building which is still functioning as their city hall.

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

 These two have some funny and astute political commentary.

TYRUS & KAT TIMPT

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Potato Chips

Chips are not the healthiest thing to eat,

but at least there aren’t too many in a bag. 

CHARACTER TRAITS 

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

I wish this didn’t seem so true to me.

MISCELLANEOUS

It seems to me that the media likes to divide us and loves to preach fear.

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 $10.00

 

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.

 

 

09/05/21 – Happy Labor Day

CURRENT EVENTS

Happy Labor Day

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Recently, I have watched a number of film versions of this book, so I decided to read the book. It is actually, a fairly easy book to read.

The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

I suspect many of you have either read the book or seen a movie version of the book, so you folks may find the following of interest.

A black-and-white photographic portrait of Jazz Age writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

American socialite and heiress Ginevra King pictured on the July 1918 cover of Town & Country magazine. In January 1915, a 16-year-old King met future novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Love-struck at first sight, Fitzgerald courted King for several years. He visited her father’s estate several times, and Ginevra wrote in her diary that she was “madly in love with him.” However, Ginevra’s upper-class family openly discouraged Fitzgerald’s courtship of their daughter because of his lower-class status, and her father purportedly told him that “poor boys shouldn’t think of marrying rich girls”.

Rejected by Ginevra’s family as a suitor because of his lack of financial prospects, a suicidal Fitzgerald enlisted in the United States Army amid World War I. Ginevra King later served as the inspiration for the character of Daisy Buchanan in Fitzgerald’s literary masterwork The Great Gatsby. (Source: Wikipedia)

Edith Cummings, a premier amateur golfer, inspired the character of Jordan Baker. A friend of Ginevra King, she was one of Chicago’s famous debutantes in the Jazz Age.

 

The now-demolished Beacon Towers partly served as an inspiration for Gatsby’s home.

 

Oheka Castle was another North Shore inspiration for the novel’s setting.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

In August of this year, I watched all four of these film versions of The Great Gatsby and found it a rewarding experience. Oh hindsight, I wish I had read the book first, rather than last. 

1949 Version

 

1974 Version

 

2000 Version

 

2013 Version

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

The Great Gatsby Charleston Swing Party

by DJ Electro Swingable Mix

ART OF THE WEEK

The Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper on the East Side of Manhattan, New York City. At 1,046 feet, it is the tallest brick building in the world with a steel framework, and was the world’s tallest building for 11 months after its completion in 1930. (Source: Wikipedia)

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

F. Scott Fitzgerald

In 1921

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American novelist, essayist, short story and screenwriter. He was best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age—a term he popularized.

During his lifetime, he published four novels, four collections of short stories, and 164 short stories. Although he achieved temporary popular success and fortune in the 1920s, Fitzgerald received critical acclaim only after his death, and is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Born into a middle-class family in St. Paul, Minnesota, Fitzgerald was raised primarily in New York. He attended Princeton University, but owing to a failed relationship with socialite Ginevra King and a preoccupation with writing, he dropped out in 1917 to join the United States Army.

While stationed in Alabama, he romanced Zelda Sayre, a Southern debutante who belonged to Montgomery’s exclusive country-club set. Although she rejected Fitzgerald initially, because of his lack of financial prospects, Zelda agreed to marry him after he published the commercially successful This Side of Paradise (1920). The novel became a cultural sensation and cemented his reputation as one of the eminent writers of the decade.

His second novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922), propelled him further into the cultural elite. To maintain his affluent lifestyle, he wrote numerous stories for popular magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s Weekly, and Esquire. During this period, Fitzgerald frequented Europe, where he befriended modernist writers and artists of the “Lost Generation” expatriate community, including Ernest Hemingway.

His third novel, The Great Gatsby (1925), received generally favorable reviews but was a commercial failure, selling fewer than 23,000 copies in its first year. Despite its lackluster debut, The Great Gatsby is now widely praised, with some labeling it the “Great American Novel”.

Following the deterioration of his wife’s mental health and her placement in a mental institute for schizophrenia, Fitzgerald completed his final novel, Tender Is the Night (1934).

Struggling financially because of the declining popularity of his works amid the Great Depression, Fitzgerald turned to Hollywood, writing and revising screenplays. While living in Hollywood, he cohabited with columnist Sheilah Graham, his final companion before his death. After a long struggle with alcoholism, he attained sobriety only to die of a heart attack in 1940, at 44.

His friend Edmund Wilson completed and published an unfinished fifth novel, The Last Tycoon (1941), after Fitzgerald’s death.

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Tips From World Famous Chef Ronaldo

Here is this week’s tip from Chef Ronaldo

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 $10.00

 

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.

 

 

08/29/21 – Armies

CURRENT EVENTS

An army of deer led by a lion

is more to be feared

than an army of lions led by a deer.

Source: Chabrias
 
Chabrias (left) with Spartan king Agesilaus (center), in the service of Egyptian king Nectanebo I and his regent Teos, Egypt 361 BC.

Chabrias (420–357 BC) was an Athenian general active in the first half of the 4th century BC. During his career he was involved in several battles, both on land and sea.  The orator Demosthenes described him as one of the most successful commanders Athens ever had (Source: Wikipedia)

BOOK OF THE WEEK

No Excuses!

The Power of Self-Discipline

By Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy says in his book, “Everyone wants to be healthy, happy, thin and rich. But most people are not willing to pay the price.”

He also asks a question that many of you have heard in one form or another. “If you could spend an afternoon with anyone, living or dead, what one person would you choose?”

But he adds to the question something neither I nor many of you have consider. “Why would that person want to spend an afternoon with you?”

If you find the above interesting, perhaps you will also find this book interesting.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

 I recently saw Jungle Cruise at the theater. It stars The Rock and Emily Blunt, so I just had to see it and I wasn’t disappointed.

Jungle Cruise

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

by The Rolling Stones

ART OF THE WEEK

I came across this while visiting Mammoth Cave

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Charlie Watts

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS 

Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?”

Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?”

Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?”

But conscience asks the question, “Is it right?”

And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but [they] must take it because [their] conscience tells [them] is is right.

Source:

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

Book

This past week, my book got accepted to be included in the

Royal Oak Public Library collection.

 

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 $10.00

 

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.

 

 

08/22/21 – Elections Have Consequences

CURRENT EVENTS

Elections Have Consequences

I think that says it all.

 BOOK OF THE WEEK

Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter C.P.A.

This book first came out in 1997. Like so many things, I don’t agree with everything in this book nor likely will you, but it does present things that you should think about.

Robert Kiyosaki reveals how he developed his unique economic perspective from his two fathers: his real father, who was highly educated but fiscally poor; and the father of his best friend – an eighth-grade drop-out who became a self-made multi-millionaire.

This book lays out his philosophy and aims to open readers eyes by: exploding the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich; challenging the belief that your house is an asset; showing parents why they can’t rely on schools to teach their children about money; defining once and for all an asset versus a liability; and explaining what to teach your children about money for their future financial success. (Source: thrifbooks)

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

I found this Netflix two season program most entertaining.

Never Have I Ever

The complicated life of a first-generation Indian-American teenager.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Save Tonight

by Eagle Eye Cherry

ART OF THE WEEK

Automobiles Can Be Works of Art

It is a Mercedes

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Aubrey Plaza

Warning: The following video is 13 minutes long

Nevertheless: You may still want to give it a chance

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS 

I realize a lot of you are scared; but when people are scared, they sometimes do bad things to other people. During WWII, they put Americans of Japanese ancestry into camps.

SOCIAL TRAITS

Who is really pushing for electric cars?

LEARNING TRAITS

World Class Chef Ronaldo is also a world class philosopher

As you can see below

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 $10.00

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.

 

 

08/16/21 – Elvis Presley (1/8/35 – 8/16/77)

CURRENT EVENTS

Elvis Presley

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935, Elvis Aron Presley would become one of the most recognizable musicians in the world by the time he passed away in his Memphis mansion, Graceland, on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42.

During a performance in 1977

I think Lao Tzu sums up my feelings about Elvis.

“The Tao is great, the king is also great.”

Lao Tzu

 BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Tao of Elvis (2002)

By David Rosen

Jungian expert and Elvis scholar David Rosen explores and examines his life through the structure of the Tao Te Ching. In reflections on forty-two Taoist concepts–one for each year of Elvis’s life

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Hound Dog (Oct. 28, 1956)

by Elvis Presley

ART OF THE WEEK

The President and The King

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Ron Short (aka Elvis)

I can’t say enough good things about how wonderful Ron Short made our 30th Anniversary Party

So here is a video

http://www.RonShortEntertainment.com

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

I asked my good friend, World Famous Chef Ronaldo if he could come up with an Elvis related joke for this week’s post.

This is what Chef Ronaldo provided me.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

The Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

It is important to eat healthy.

But every so often you may want a break for a strict healthy diet, 

so here is Elvis’ recipe for his famous sandwich.

CHARACTER TRAITS 

SOCIAL TRAITS

India Knows About Elvis

LEARNING TRAITS

It is important to learn to say “Thank You.”

MISCELLANEOUS

All American Boy

by Bill Parsons

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 $10.00

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.

 

 

08/08/21 – Show Me Your Papers

CURRENT EVENTS

Show Me Your Papers

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Mayor Bill de Blasio will require proof of vaccination for most indoor events in New York City, believed to be the first such mandate by an American city.

Dining at restaurants, working out at a gym, and attending a movie or play will all require proof of vaccination starting August 16.

Enforcement — but not by police — will begin on September 13, to coincide with the return of children to schools.

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

I don’t like where this mandate is headed and hopefully you will not like it either, regardless of which side of the political spectrum you are on.

 BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Barbell Prescription (2016)

By Jonathon M. Sullivan & Andy Baker

The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 directly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems – the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence.

The worst advice an older person ever gets is, Take it easy. Easy makes you soft, and soft makes you dead. The Barbell Prescription maps an escape from the usual fate of older adults: a logical, programmed approach to the hard work necessary to win at the extreme sport of Aging Well. Unlike all other books on the subject of exercise for seniors, The Barbell Prescription challenges the motivated Athlete of Aging with a no-nonsense training approach to strength and health – and demonstrates that everybody can become significantly stronger using the most effective tools ever developed for the job.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

I found this to be both entertaining and informative.

The Last Czars (2019)

The Last Czars is a six-part English-language docudrama that premiered on Netflix on July 3, 2019. The series follows the reign of Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia’s Romanov Dynasty, from his accession to the throne in 1894 to his assassination in 1918

None of the characters in the dramatised part of the series are fictional and the scenes depicted attempt to re-create real-life events as closely as possible and draws on sources from the time. This means the majority of the series is historically accurate.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Cups

by Anna Kendrick

ART OF THE WEEK

Cool Library Book Bench

Bench in Library in Alexandria, Egypt

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

The Extreme Left is trying to divide Americans — Don’t let them.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock

American athletes can make a lot of money demonizing their own country these days. The world stage of the Olympics, then, presents a prime opportunity to cash in on the lucrative industry of self-hatred. U.S. wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock however, took no shame in competing on behalf of the United States at the Tokyo games. Quite the opposite.

“I love representing the U.S.! I freaking love living there,” Mensah-Stock told a reporter while draped in the stars and stripes upon winning the gold. “I’m so happy I get to represent U.S.A!”

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Some of Both Is Best for Many of Us

CHARACTER TRAITS 

SOCIAL TRAITS

There will come a day when you wish you had followed this advice,

if that day had not already arrived.

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 $10.00

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.

 

 

08/01/21 – 30th Anniversary

CURRENT EVENTS

30th Anniversary

Sunday, Aug 1, 1991

Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021

Thirty years later, who could ask for more than to have Elvis come and celebrate our 30th anniversary along with the best family and friends one could have. 

 BOOK OF THE WEEK

I first read this book in 2002 and every so often I review my highlighted notes from that reading and even today I find the book remains of value.

The Inspired Executive (1997)

By Granville N. Toogood

I believe this book is of value to every day common people who wish to communicate better as much as it is for executives. Sure, the book is a bit old (1997), but what it has to say has stood the test of time. Plus, it is a very readable book, as any book on communication should be. I understand he has a newer book out, but I have not read that book.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Last week was the first time I have been in a movie theater since the pandemic started. I don’t really care for action films, but this one is better than most and contains some humor.

Black Widow (2021)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Blue Suede Shoes

By Elvis (AKA Ron Short)

ART OF THE WEEK

Can Art 

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

James Craig

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Just in case you may not know it,

diet most always trumps exercise.

CHARACTER TRAITS 

Results of Some Heavy Lifting

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 $10.00

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.

 

 

07/24/21 – Space Again

CURRENT EVENTS

Two weeks in a row, we have a flight into space.

Blue Origin Flight Into Space

Sunday, July 20, 2021

 BOOK OF THE WEEK

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

No movies to recommend this week.

I finished watching all of the 5th Season of The Avengers and liked it so much that I started watching the 4th Season, which is in black and while.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Since we have been launching people into Space the last couple of weeks:

The Purple People Eater

By Sheb Wooley

ART OF THE WEEK

World Famous Chef Ronaldo 

The famous Chef does it again, turning food into art.

Here is another artistic creation from the famous chef
 

  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE  OF THE WEEK

THE MOTOWN ARTISTS

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

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 $10.00

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.

 

 

07/18/21 – Virgin Galactic Flight Into Space

CURRENT EVENTS

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Flight Into Space

Sunday, July 11, 2021

 BOOK OF THE WEEK

The 80/20 Principle

By Richard Koch

I think this principle can enhance your life. In some ways, it is simple. For instance, you probably wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time or at least you wear some of your clothes a lot more than others even if it isn’t exactly 80%.

But in some ways, it is very complex. For example 20% of all books published in a year represent 80% all book sales that year. So, if you own a book store, maybe you just want to stock the 20% best sellers–wrong. It may be that 20% of your customers buy 80% of the books you sell and they like books that aren’t commonly best sellers. So, it can be complicated. 

Nevertheless, if you think about things, you can derived considerable benefit from this principle.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

I found this film entertaining, which is more than I can say for many of today’s films. 

Get Smart (2008)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Angels in Heaven

By Chris Rodrigues & The Spoon Lady

ART OF THE WEEK

World Famous Chef Ronaldo 

If you have been following this blog, you already know World Famous Chef Ronaldo is an artist when it comes to cooking up exotic dishes for the wealthy and famous and that he is also a recognized artist in the art world.

Here is another artistic creation from the famous chef
 

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Sir Richard Branson

Taken March 2015

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, investor, author and commercial astronaut. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields.

Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. His first business venture, at the age of 16, was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. He opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records—later known as Virgin Megastores—in 1972.

Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he started Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label. In 1997, Branson founded the Virgin Rail Group to bid for passenger rail franchises during the privatisation of British Rail.

 In 2004, he founded spaceflight corporation Virgin Galactic, based at Mojave Air and Space Port in California, noted for the SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane designed for space tourism.

In March 2000, Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for “services to entrepreneurship”. For his work in retail, music and transport (with interests in land, air, sea and space travel), his taste for adventure, and for his humanitarian work, he has become a prominent global figure.

In 2007, he was placed in the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list. In July 2021, Forbes listed Branson’s estimated net worth at US$5.7 billion. (Source: Wikipedia)

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

We have had so much rain around here, that this does not surprise me.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS 

Give some thought to your purpose

SOCIAL TRAITS

So People Like Socialism/Communism And Some Don’t 

LEARNING TRAITS

Here is something worth learning

MISCELLANEOUS

Dream Big

THIS WEEK’S POLLS

Sorry, Crowdsignal did a surprise (at least to me) enhancement and I have not be able to figure out how to create a poll. I contacted them for help a few days ago and they asked for more details regarding my problem.

Results of Last Week’s Polls

Did you get the Star Trek joke about two wolves?
No  62.5%  (10 votes) 
Yes  37.5%  (6 votes) 
Total Votes: 16
 
Whose behavior was the U.S. Constitution written to restrain?
The Government  64.29%  (9 votes) 
Both  28.57%  (4 votes) 
Citizens  7.14%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 14
 
Do you believe you are a free thinker?
Yes  68.75%  (11 votes) 
Maybe  31.25%  (5 votes) 
No  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 16
 
Do you believe most people are free thinkers?
No  60%  (9 votes) 
Yes  20%  (3 votes) 
Maybe  20%  (3 votes) 
Total Votes: 15

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 $10.00

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.

 

 

07/11/21 – Your Job

CURRENT EVENTS

Your Job

 BOOK OF THE WEEK

I like this book in spite of its 30- Day foolishness. My experience gives me the impression one can’t change much of anything about themselves, let alone in 30 days. Also, I find the value of this book has to do with enhancing  one’s character, the tie to work is tenuous at best. Perhaps, because this book was written in 1985 and Denis Waitley was a bit of a work guru.

Anyway, I think what the book has to say is very worthwhile.

The Joy of working

By Waitley and Witt

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

I found this to be entertaining, if one doesn’t have too high of expectations.

The Hustle (2019)

Josephine Chesterfield is a glamorous, seductive British woman who has a penchant for defrauding gullible men out of their money. Into her well-ordered, meticulous world comes Penny Rust, a cunning and fun-loving Australian woman who lives to swindle unsuspecting marks. Despite their different methods, the two grifters soon join forces for the ultimate score — a young and naive tech billionaire in the South of France.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I believe I remember seeing this on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964; but, I’m not certain, as it was 57 years ago. 

Twist & Shout

By The Beatles

Later

Who would have predicted early Beatles would evolve into

ART OF THE WEEK

Starship FX6-1995-A

This starship has the designation FX6-1995-A. It’s in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, Earth. It was unveiled on Saturday, June 10, 1995.
 
The plaque greets visitors in the English, Klingon and Vulcan languages.
 
The name of the starship comes from Vulcan Airport’s identifier of “FX6” while “1995” was the year it was unveiled and the letter “A” signifies the town’s first major project that was launched in pursuit of the development of the science and Star Trek theme.

  EXTRAORDINARY FRIEND  OF THE WEEK

Smarty

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

For Those That Don’t Get The Joke

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Packaging

CHARACTER TRAITS 

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

Polls

Are you in favor of forcing or using coercion to make people take Covid shots who don’t want them or feel they don’t need them?
No, I’m in favor of individual freedom  92.31%  (12 votes
Yes, I’m in favor of government or employer coercion  7.69%  (1 votes
Total Votes: 13
 
Who is more honest and cares about your welfare more?
Cops  90%  (9 votes
Both the same  10%  (1 votes
Politicians  0%  (0 votes
Total Votes: 10
 
Do you believe you should be taxed to pay off someone else’s student loan?
No  100%  (13 votes
Yes  0%  (0 votes
Total Votes: 13

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 $10.00

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.