Friday, December 15, 2017
Is our current POTUS a good Leader? My opinion is a resounding NO! This week POTUS approval rating is at its lowest for only 32%. If he does not stop tweeting showing his arrogance and stupidity, I have a feeling it will go down a couple of percentage lower.
1. A good leader must first be a good follower-David B. Katague
2. "The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." Ronald Reagan
3. "Power isn't control at all--power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own." Beth Revis
4. "I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men." Lao Tzu
5. "Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." Dwight D. Eisenhower
6. "Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." John C. Maxwell
7. "Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another." John C. Maxwell
8. "A leader is a dealer in hope." Napoleon
9. "I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself." Robert E. Lee
10. "There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust." Klaus Balkenhol
11. "The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes." Tony Blair
12. "Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through." Jarod Kintz
13."Remember, teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability." Patrick Lencioni
14. "Surround yourself with great people; delegate authority; get out of the way" Ronald Reagan
15. "The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly." Jim Rohn
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The power of music for our mental health and for uplifting our spirits( souls) are well documented(A). For example when my wife (Macrine) and I feel depressed or lonely we play our favorite songs. In the case of my wife, she would play her favorite Julio Iglesias Sr songs.
In my case I listened to my favorite piano or violin concertos(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXYtJB7Qslk).
Our favorite music are either vocal, instrumental or choral music.
Just recently Macrine first cousin in the Philippines ( Rene Nieva) tagged me in Facebook with his piano playing of Some Enchanting Evening from South Pacific. He wrote that this piece has lifted Macrine's feeling of being lonely because of her Parkinson Disease.
Here's a short reprint from Rene Nieva FB page.
"I recall one time when we -- Yong, Oskie, Genny and I -- visited Manong Dave and Manang Macrine in their beautiful Chateau du Mer Resort in Marinduque some years back. Manang Macrine was not feeling well at the time and was quiet at first. But when we serenaded her with "Some Enchanted Evening", which happened to be a favorite of hers, she perked up and ended up singing along with us. We were so happy to hear her doing so that we were on the verge of tears. Such was the power of music to drive suffering and loneliness away, and would always be so ".
Saturday, December 9, 2017
This year, I have been a been watching Stephen Colbert( CBS) and Jimmy Fallon (NBC) religiously. I love all the ant-Trump monologs of Colbert and Fallon. Occasionally I watched Jimmy Kimmel and Saturday Night Live. In case you have not read, here's the top ten video excerpts as complied by Time Magazine. Enjoy and start laughing to your heart content!
Friday, December 8, 2017
Yesterday was the 76th Anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor that started the Japanese-American War of World War II. The History TV channel had a 2-hour special documentary featuring a few survivors of that historic event that changed the US and made it the most powerful military nation of the world. The documentary also discussed the similarities ( poor intelligence gathering and communication) of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Center.
If you are a history enthusiast the above documentary is a must see. The above documentary reminded me of my award winning trilogy on my childhood memories of the Japanese-American war in the Philippines published in my Hubpages.com account as follows:
For details on the 76th Anniversary celebration of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor read:
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Macrine(a) Nieva Jambalos, my spouse of 60 years has Parkinson since 2013. There is no cure for Parkinson's as of this writing date. However to retard the progression of her neurological disorder- her neurologist recommends her therapy be attack in three ways-medication, diet and exercise. So far this three way regimen appear to be retarding the progression of her Parkinson's.
First is Medication: Currently Macrine takes 3 tablets of carbido levodopa. 25/100mg, 4 times during the day in the following regimem-one tablet in the morning, then one-half tablet after 5 hours, then another whole tablet for the next 4 hours and one-half tablet before bed time. She is also taking a stool softener( constipation as side effect of medication), mirtazapine (15 mg) and metformin ( 500mg) for her diabetes. She drinks a lot of fluids also. For side effects of Carbido levodopa read :http://davidbkatague.blogspot.com/2017/07/side-effects-of-carbo-levo-dopa-sinemet.html
Third is diet( nutrition): Macrine eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables and seafood products. She drinks lots of water for her constipation- a side effect of her medications.
For more information about nutrition recommended for Parkinson Disease patients read the following: