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Get Back 50 Years
January 30, 2019
50 years ago today the Beatles played their final public show, that is
if you could call 42 minutes of live Beatles songs atop their Apple
Records Building a concert. At this stage of their career the lads were
on the verge of breakup. Lots of tension, even minutes before going to
the roof to plug in and play a variety of songs they were working on,
including "Get Back" with Bill Preston on keyboards.
For Baby Boomers and Beatles fans this is an important event in our
lives. The Beatles were the band that changed everything for us. From
the days of the Fab Four from Liverpool to a worldwide phenomenon, the
Beatles were an incredible sensation. All these years later their music
still resonates and people still discover them and enjoy their music
more than fifty years later.
It's interesting to watch the live performance from January 30, 1969.
It was cold on the roof and the band played five songs, some of them
with multiple takes. But how cool. It was a real surprise for people on
the streets below. According to this CBS News story,
the famed film director Peter Jackson is working on a film that will
include footage from this rooftop performance along with never-released
footage of the "Let It Be" sessions. Something to look forward to as we
look back (and maybe mentally and emotionally "get back") 50 years.
Lesson Quotes from
Martin Luther King Jr.
January 22, 2019
A day after we observed the Martin Luther King
Jr. holiday I am once
again incredibly impressed by the legacy of the man. He did a lot in
his life to promote justice and civil rights. Like so many that call
forth the importance of making changes in our world to improve
relationships with others his life came to an end too soon because of
an assasin's bullet.
50 years later it is good to be reminded of some of the most powerful
life lesson quotes from Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Here are three:
The function of education
is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
People fail to get
along because they fear each
other; they fear each other because they don’t know each
other; they don’t know each other because they have not
communicated with each other.
We may have all
come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
Let's face it, those are some really fine words to live by. We all need
to overcome our difficulties with "others" and realize we each have a
right to dignity, to pursuing our dreams, living our lives, enjoying
peace and happiness and also honoring each person's unique life story.
Yes, King is gone, but not forgotten. One of the best ways to honor him
is to take his words to heart and try practicing what he preached.
MemoryGrabber Will Jog Your Memory
January 9, 2019
We are about a week and a half into 2019. Maybe one of your commitments
for this year is to put together a list of the important events and
experiences of your life. It is a very good thing to do when you want
to do some life story writing.
It helps to have some prompts. One of the tools many people have found
helpful, including myself, is Michael Boyter's
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Find out more about this fine
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family information and your most important life experiences. It could
be a powerful motivator to get you going on your own memoir project.