03/26/23 – Spring Is Here

CURRENT EVENTS Spring Is Here BOOK OF THE WEEK This is definitely a different perspective on Genghis Khan. If you like history, I believe you will like this book. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World By John C. Maxwell Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (2004) is a history book […]

05/16/16 – Tarzan


Something to Think About At Election Time

Con and Pro Congress

Michigan Weather

The following isn’t that much of an exaggeration.

May weather


Honor Thy Temple

Exercise is so important to your later years.

No one runs


The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

Honesty is an important character trait, but anything carried to extremes can be harmful, as the following illustrates.

Honesty Interview


Getting Along with Others



Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Last week I posted a tip on how to parallel park.  I understand that some of the fellows were saying that women can’t park.  Well, I completely disagree with that stereotype and here is some proof that women can park.

Women cant park


The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

If we really want to be extraordinary, once in a great while we need to throw caution to the wind.

Caution to the Wind


You Are A Badass

by Jen Sincero

This book is number 3 on the New York Times Book Review list of top ten “Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous” books and has been on the list for the last 16 weeks.

I first read it back in March 2014 and have reviewed it twice since I read it and I still find it an easy to read and worthwhile book.

You Are A Badass


 Tarzan Fights Over Directions: It’s what You Do

(GEICO Commercial)

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Friendships

People in Your Life

When it comes to friends

71% thought that both parties made an equal effort to keep up the friendship

17% thought the other party made more of an effort to keep up the friendship

 12% thought they made more of an effort to keep up the friendship


Clutter closet


Drunk on a Plane

by Dierks Bentley

Why can’t flying be like what it looks like in this music video


Vincent van Gogh

There is a lot of humor here, if you know anything about this particular artist.

Van gogh


Sherlock Holmes

Holmes Mouse Pad

The Sherlock Holmes mouse pad

Sherlock Holmes [ ] is known for a proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard.

First appearing in print in 1887, [ ] additional stories appeared from then to 1927, eventually totalling four novels and 56 short stories. All but one are set in the Victorian or Edwardian periods, taking place between about 1880 to 1914.

Most are narrated by the character of Holmes’s friend and biographer Dr. Watson, who usually accompanies Holmes during his investigations and often shares quarters with him at the address of 221B Baker Street, London, where many of the stories begin.

Though not the first fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes is arguably the most well-known, with Guinness World Records listing him as the “most portrayed movie character” in history.

Holmes’s popularity and fame are such that many have believed him to be not a fictional character but a real individual; numerous literary and fan societies have been founded that pretend to operate on this principle.

The stories and character have had a profound and lasting effect on mystery writing and popular culture as a whole, with both the original tales as well as thousands written by authors other than Conan Doyle being adapted into stage and radio plays, television, films, video games, and other media for over one hundred years. (Source: Wikipedia)


Paying bills


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