Well, did any of you go to The Woodward Dream Cruise? If so; let us know what you think of it. I can recall cruising Woodward, when I was in high school. The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s most popular car cruise and largest one-day automotive event. It is held annually the 3rd Saturday of August on Woodward Avenue and about one million people attend this event each year.
NEW STORE IN ROYAL OAK
Emmy’s Post is a new boutique store in Royal Oak, MI on 6th street between Main and Washington streets. It has some fantastic clothes for girls of all ages at very reasonable prices. If you would like to know more about the store, please clink on the link below:
Here is a friend of mine, Judy, who is also one of the owners of this wonderful store.
Cindy Glovinsky in her wonderful book, One Thing at a Time, says “… the best things in life aren’t Things”.
If you want to reduce the clutter in your life, I strongly recommend this book.
I feel reducing clutter in your life is so important, that I devoted an entire chapter of my book to the topic.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK – I made this movie in 2007 and if I had it to do over, it would be different; but here it is for the first time on the internet.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
LAST WEEK POLL – What would you do if you were certain that a good friend was making a serious mistake.
The majority (67%) of those voting this week said they would gently hint to their friend that what their friend planned to do was a bad idea and be there two pick up the pieces. And additional 7% would say nothing, since their friend’s choices are none of their business.
However, 26% said they would strongly say their friend’s idea was a bad one and risk the friendship.
So, which kind of friend do you wish you had?
THIS WEEK’S POLL – I know you can come up with all sorts of reasons, some even legitimate; but if you go to a race you will see all ages and sizes participating.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE – I was going to post a political joke, but was told that the recent Republican debate beat me to it and others warned me that people are sensitive to political jokes and that I should be careful as to not offend anyone. Therefore, I thought I would move to a safer topic for this week’s joke.
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE – THOMAS SOWELL
For as long as I can remember, I have always thought Thomas Sowell was an inspiring individual; but it wasn’t until just the other day I learned that he was a high school drop-out; but that didn’t prevent him from making something of himself, not to mention all the other challenges he must have faced.
Few of us will ever reach the heights of Thomas Sowell, but he is an example that is possible to become all you can be and it is likely most of us face fewer challenges than he faced.
Thomas Sowell (/soʊl/; born June 30, 1930) is an American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author.
He is currently Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Sowell was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of high school and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received a Bachelor’s degree, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1958 and a Master’s degree from Columbia University in 1959. In 1968, he earned his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Sowell has served on the faculties of several universities, including Cornell University and University of California, Los Angeles. He has also worked for think tanks such as the Urban Institute. Since 1980, he has worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He writes from a conservative and classical liberal perspective, advocating free market economics, and has written more than thirty books. He is a National Humanities Medal recipient. (Source: Wikipedia)
This week I added an “About” page to the blog, which tells a little about what I am trying to accomplish with this blog, a couple of pictures and an email address where you can reach me.
And as I mentioned last week, I now have a box at the bottom of the post where you can type in a reply or comment on something.
As always, please send me your jokes, thoughts, movie & book suggestions as well as anything you believe may be interesting and thought provoking for the readers of this blog. My address: firstname.lastname@example.org