Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Bell Ringing

This is a group from the Campbell High School Key Club.  This is part of Kiwanis.  We did this at the Walmart.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hank's New LinkedIn Picture

I took a photo of my friend, Hank Harvey for his LI profile today.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Community Breakfast

Kathy and I attended the Smyrna breakfast for the day before Thanksgiving this morning.  Food was good.  Cancer survivor spoke.  Puts perspective in thankfulness.

That's Charles Lawless from the Kiwanis in the forground of the picture.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Week of Thanksgiving

Holidays are also a special time for me. It seems that a humdrum time has been broken and something new and imaginative is here.

Thanksgiving reminds me of those pilgrims in those early days. It must have been very rough but also new and exciting, too.

Monday, November 21, 2011

LIterature Daily

Have you seen my blog on classic literature lately? It gives a small exerpt from a classic each day for busy people. Current selections from

  • Thousand and One Nights from the Middle East. Currently, we are reading The Story of the Enchanted Youth
  • The Illiad, by Homer
  • The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas
  • Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms, from China
  • Lays of Ancient Rome, by Macaulay.

I've had a lot of fun putting this blog together.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday at Church

This is the front of the church that we go to.  And yes, the weather is overcast today in Atlanta.

The name of the church is Life Church Smyrna Assembly of God.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Last Bible Study Class of This Year

This is Dr. Chatham, the instructor.  We studied the Hebrew prophets.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kiwanis Speech

Here are Sue Hampton, President of the Smyrna Kiwanis, Julius Pryor, and myself.  I had arranged for Julius to speak to them.  It was an inspirational talk.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Julius Pryor at Smyrna Kiwanis Tomorrow

How about going to see Julius Pryor at the Smyrna Kiwanis tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11:30 am? He spoke at the Roswell United Methodist Church Job Networking Ministry last month. I was impressed.

Price: free.
Place: Smyrna Community Center, located at 200 Village Green Circle

He speaks from his experience as a VP of Coca Cola and a former naval captain on achieving excellence in your life and in your career.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Evening

I'm experimenting with my cell phone. This was posted from it.
The picture is from a civic event in Smyrna last month. This is Ron Long from our church who helped Kathy and move into our new house.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

LInked In

I've discovered the joys and challenges of Linked In. It is the social media site for professional activities. Here is my link:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fisherman Outwits Genie

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: About Lord Randolph's famous Chips speech.

Masters of Finance: Napoleon Hill's story about the importance of teamwork and short, achievable goals.

Literature Daily: The fisherman outwits the genie in a passage from 1,0001 Nights.

Political Journal: Is the Arab League going to withdraw it's support for the Libya attack?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Really Bad Cold Today

Really bad cold today. Had to miss state championship. Stayed in bed all day.

TV Show I've been watching: Alfred Hichkock Presents, Season 4. I especially liked the Dick York episode where he got even with a crooked bank official by fake robbing it all the time. That is to say, he did rob it but only the official knew and the official got the blame.

Book I've been reading:

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: A joke about FDR's fireside chats.

Masters of Finance: I give my philosophy about that blog.

Literature Daily: Hail the Conquering Heros! - a passage from Lays of Ancient Rome.

Political Journal: Who are the Libyan rebels? Does anyone know?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Muslims Invade France

Had fun this week helping kids prepare for the state chess championship tournament this Saturday.

TV Show I've been watching: season 4 of that old Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Muslims invade France; stopped in battle before Tours, 732.

Masters of Finance: Article on national debt; House Budget Chairman on.

Literature Daily: our heroes see the Hans loosing a large battle in distance in a passage from Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Political Journal: Who said, "It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Once Upon a Time in America

Movie I've been watching: Robert De Niro in Once Upon a Time in America. Way too much sex; too little romance.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: A day in Scandinavia, circa 1700.

Masters of Finance: Dave Ramsay advises to make a budget monthly as that keeps it real.

Literature Daily: Scarecrow stumbles over some yellow bricks in his trip with Dorothy.

Political Journal: Fact File on Libya.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Durant Visits Babylon

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Durant visits Babylon and wonders where all the splendor went.

Masters of Finance: What are the basics of "3 Step Forcasting"?

Literature Daily: Mark Twain warns against making youths keep journals, "a most malignant punishment".

Political Journal: Regarding FDR's fireside chats, public attention ain't what it used to be.

History's Greatest Heist

Spent the morning with Kathy; shee needed a blood test.

TV Show I've been watching: Alias: Final episode of season 3.

Book I've been reading: Mari Smith's Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Part 1 of one of the great heists of history. Egypt's Pharaoh and his room like Fort Knox.

Masters of Finance: Benchley should not have become a successful writer but he did anyway.

Literature Daily: a passage from where the lama laments Kim's absence.

Political Journal: The House Budget Chairman's Sunday interview on the National Debt.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Going to Watch Mari Smith's Facebook Video

I'm going to watch Mari Smith's video on the new facebook changes this morning.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Robert Benchley on his writing career.

Masters of Finance: Rich Dad guy and The Donald advise to invest in stuff you know about and are interested in.

Literature Daily: a passage from Agamemnon tells the Greek elders about his dream. They're assembled on the dock before King Nestor's ship.

Political Journal: Police Union threatens businesses in Wisconsin.

Chess Politics: Even more Polgar lawsuit stuff at the USCF's forums. Will this ever end?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Meet New GOP Chairman

Chess tournament training session this afternoon. How many of the 9 ways to draw a chess game can you name?

TV Show I've been watching: Alias, Sn 3; Disk 5. Both Michael's wife and his mother-in-law are in the Covenant.

Book I've been reading: Twitter Power 2.0 by Joel Comm. My favs: Chapter on how to write great tweets. Chapter on 30 day twitter plan.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Disraeli wondered, what to do about Ireland?

Masters of Finance: Napoleon Hill says to be ruthless in cutting off relations with minds not in harmony with your's.

Literature Daily: a passage from the fisherman pleads with genie for his life.

Political Journal: I meet Joe Dendy who's just elected Cobb County GOP chairman.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/12/11

Went to political meet and greet last night. Had great time. Met Trish Pridemore and husband. Lots of food and got acquainted with some of the political types in the area.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: What did Will Rogers say to Calvin Coolidge that cracked "old stone face" and made it laugh?

Masters of Finance: I review Blogging Away Debt.

Literature Daily: a passage from Lays of Ancient Rome by Macaulay.

Political Journal: about Trish Pridemore, candidate for Georgia State GOP Chairman.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/11/11

Going to see Patricia Pridemore tonight. She's running for state chair of the Republican Party. County GOP convention is tomorrow. I plan on going.

TV Show I've been watching: Alias. After the episode of the big reveal of Sidney's missing 2 years, the series seems to be falling apart. Why is Vaughn's wife acting as both a Covenant spy inside the CIA and an outside operative, too? No wonder she evenually will get caught!

Book I've been reading: got inspired by Ramsay's Total Money Makeover. Been reading it for my Finance Blog.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Barbarians invade Rome; Franks get France (eventually).

Masters of Finance: the advantages of moving your company server "in the clouds".

Literature Daily: Xuande wins his battle but gets a surprise in a passage from Romance of the 3 Kingdoms.

Political Journal: Be polite, says the Iron Chancellor.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/10/11

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Council of Trent adjourns and the Counter-Reformation begins.

Masters of Finance: David Ramsay versus Donald Trump and the Rich Dad.

Literature Daily: Scarecrow's scared of fire in The Wizard of Oz.

Political Journal: Why Defunding PBS Matters.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/9/11

Big rain in Atlanta today. Lots of thunder and lightning.

TV Show I've been watching: Jennifer Garner in Alias.

Book I've been reading: Still on David Hackett Fischer's Champlain. Up to Henry IV chapter. Just finished the St. Bartholemew's Day Massacre.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Durant visits the pyramids.

Masters of Finance: We CPA's love Quickbooks. Why?

Literature Daily: Mark Twain’s talking up journaling with passengers.

Political Journal: Obama explains latest policy change on Gitmo. The devil made me do it - or the Republicans. Same thing. No, he didn't say that; the Washington Post's doing it for him.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/8/11

Caught up on some sleep last night.

TV Show I've been watching: Alias, Season 3. I'm at the episodes with all those dream sequences.

Book I've been reading: been doing research on the Franks and Charlemagne for my history blog.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Herodotus analyzes Helen of Troy's story.

Masters of Finance: Bismarks quote on civility.

Literature Daily: a passage from Kim by Rudyard Kipling.

Political Journal: Obama's re-election chances, the good and bad.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/7/11

Meant to telephone relatives last night. Got home from church, tired. Watched a little tv and went to bed.

TV Show I've been watching: A-Team, the episode with Robert Vaughn, Nancy Kwan. RV actually got some screen time this time, NK not so much.

Book I've been reading: audio of Champlain

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Bismark on politeness.

Masters of Finance: Donald Trump on the importance of history.

Literature Daily: a passage from from the Illiad where Agamemnon sent the criers round to call the people in assembly.

Political Journal: Are the hearings on Muslim radicalization bad?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/6/11

Took Kathy out to McDonalds this morning. She's working at Sams Club. Will pick her up and go to church tonight.

TV Show I've been watching: Watched Lois and Clark, an oldy Superman series from about 10 years ago.

Book I've been reading: Bob Hope's book about the Presidents he has known (11 of them!)

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: It is 1880, the elections are over and you conservatives have lost again. What next?

Masters of Finance: Napoleon Hill advises to ally with other people. More

Literature Daily: a passage from 1,001 Nights where the genie tells the fisherman that he must kill him because he has set him free.

Political Journal: Obama once derided G.W. Bush's views on democracy in the Middle East; now events are imposing those views on him. More

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/3/11

Talked to Kathy about finances (sigh!)

TV Show I've been watching: Got the latest netflix disk - Alias, season 3.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: The March History Carnival is up. What's been going on last month in history blogs?

Masters of Finance: Status symbols is a real problem for people today.

Literature Daily: a passage from The Wizard of Oz. Scarecrow decides to ask Oz for some brains.

Political Journal: Is Obama really going to send troops to Libya?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/2/11

Got to pay bills and make a sales call today. Been working on my blogs. Like that Durant series I started on the History Blog.

TV Show I've been watching: Xena, from season 2.

Book I've been reading: Durant's History of Civilization, vol 1 for the blog (see above).

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Who started the first civilization in the Middle East?

Masters of Finance: How do you tell a slope of a line in a graph - and why is that important?

Literature Daily: a passage from Mark Twain about journals (like blogs) and the trouble of keeping them up.

Political Journal: How insecure is Quaddafi if Libya is having a Civil War?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Today's Posts - 3/1/11

Taking Kathy out shopping today, then to library.

TV Show I've been watching: Happy Days

Book I've been reading: Re-acquainting myself with Durants "Our Oriental Heritage" for the History Blog.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Menelaos leaves Egypt one step ahead of the mob - Herodotus.

Masters of Finance: Robert Louis Stevenson, fortune hunter.

Literature Daily: Kim delivers the goods.

Political Journal: Middle East Round Up, country by country from NYT.

Chess Politics: candidate Allen Priest for USCF's Executive Board comments on the financial issues.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Today's Posts - 2/28/11

Last day to send in W-2's to SSA. Been busy jump-starting my blogs.

TV Show I've been watching: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Season 4.

Book I've been reading: Paul Johnson's History of the American People.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: Robert Louis Stevenson has something to say.

Masters of Finance: What do Trump and Kiyosaki mean of "Financial IQ"?

Literature Daily: a passage from the Illiad.

Political Journal: how does the behavior of and towards the protestors compare - Wisconsin vs. Tea Party, that is.

Chess Politics: Gary Walters' thread descends into drivel. (Sigh!)

Checking Out New Features

I'm thinking of moving this blog to Wordpress as the blogger features on this blog have developed too many bugs.  Also, the format has been too limited for my taste. I'll leave the rest of the blogs where they are. Source: Jack Le Moine's Blog Source: Jack Le Moine's Blog

Source: Jack Le Moine's Blog

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Back in Business

Going to get back to blogging again. It is easy to get distracted/discouraged. (Thanks for the encouragement, Vicky!*)

Here’s what’s been going on. I’ve got back together with Hank Harvey, CPA. If folks out there need accounting or tax services, give him a call. 770-439-557.

Also I’ve got back together with Kid Chess.

In today’s blogs,

History Moments: there’s my latest in the Churchill’s World, the book that I am writing. This is a short summary of a passage from it about his parents getting married.

Masters of Finance: Opportunities are everywhere from Napoleon Hill. I suppose, but sometimes they’re hard to see and exploit.

Literature Daily: a passage from 1001 Nights, where a bad genie out tells his story before intending to kill the man who let him out of his bottle.

Political Journal: an interesting piece in today’s Washington Post – how left wing is the academic establishment?

And finally, Chess: where I rant about the latest foolishness in the USCF elections.

* Personal message: I would like to call Paul. It’s been years. Will you please e-mail me his phone #? Thanks!