1. “The Hobbit” is a great movie. The two hour and 46 minute time did not seem that long. Each scene moved smoothly into the next keeping the story interesting and holding my interest. I know the novel but was still held in suspense. The actors portraying each of the Tolkien characters were well chosen. The author would have been pleased. Special affects were awesome. Watching Gollum’s facial expressions in the close-up shots were inspiring. Joe Letteri is an artist. Peter Jackson did an excellent job and I’m looking forward to part two.
Exercise to feel better and don’t be concerned about intensity. Walking, hiking and biking work just as well if you are not competing for first place. Friends are important, they support and share with you. If you’re involved in your Church there will always be new people to meet.Learn to play an instrument or become a beekeeper. You need to keep your mind working.Retirement should be your next journey, not a rocking chairs on the front porch. Change your way of thinking and realize the advantages of being retired.
“Use fewer words – be silent if possible. (Eccles. 3:3)”
“Only speak the truth, though it is not necessary to be unkind. (Eph. 4:15)”
“Resist the effort to defend yourself. (Matt. 10:19)”
“It is not important to be right. (Proverbs 26:21)”
“Do not argue. Your effect on someone else’s ego will come to nothing. (Hos. 4:4)”
“Tell your anxieties that everything will be ok. (Phil. 4:6)”
“Don’t be in a hurry to speak. Let someone else finish their thought. (Proverbs 29:20).”
6. Today in history, February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the Union.7. Terry Brooks next book, “Bloodfire Quest,” comes out March 12, 2013. It is the second book in the series, “Dark Legacy of Shannara.” Terry is another of my favorite fantasy authors. It would be interesting to have a movie about one of his series.
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