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Gary J. Wolff's Blog Archives
October-December, 2020


This page shows archived posts for Gary J. Wolff's blog from October-December, 2020.

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Gary



Dec. 28, 2020 - Ten Characteristics of People who end up Rich

Hindsight is 2020, and so it's time to look forward to a new start! Dan Miller, author of "48 Days to the Work You Love," has some ideas on how to enjoy a prosperous New Year. HAPPY TWENTY TWENTY-ONE, everybody! smiley

Ten Characteristics of People who end up Rich:
  1. Expect Success
  2. Create a clear plan
  3. Work Hard
  4. Avoid Debt
  5. Be teachable and a lifelong learner
  6. Exercise self-control, persistence, and delayed gratification
  7. Accept Personal Responsibility
  8. Keep Good Company
  9. Remain Opportunity conscious
  10. Enjoy the present but plan for the future



Dec. 26, 2020 - The New York Hudson Yards Vessel

A good friend of mine in London who's an architect with the Thomas Heatherwick design studio there, recently introduced me to an amazing project his firm designed in the Hudson Yards in New York City.

The "Vessel" is an open-air, 16-story honeycomb-shaped spiral staircase for visitors to climb. Comprised of 154 intricately interconnected flights of stairs – almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings – the attraction offers remarkable views of New York City and the Hudson River. WOW!

The Hudson Yards Vessel
The New York Hudson Yards Vessel
(photo credit: https://www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com)




Dec. 19, 2020 - 2020 Tokyo Midtown illuminations (東京ミッドタウンのイルミネーション)

Highlights include the Snow Light Globe, Step Lights, Midtown Ice Rink, and the Santa Xmas tree with 1800 mini Santa figurines. Wow! Don't miss the ice skater with colorful lights on his skates! Merry Xmas, everybody...



2020 Tokyo Midtown illuminations, Roppongi, Dec. 5, 2020
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Dec. 3, 2020 - Santa Mickey (サンタ ミッキー) thrills the masses...

2020 was indeed a tough year for many folks, but the good news is that 2021 is just around the corner! To help boost your spirits, back by popular demand this year is the famous Santa Mickey, who for the past decade has thrilled kids worldwide with Xmas carol karaoke practice. smiley Happy holidays from Santa Mickey!!


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Nov. 25, 2020 - 'Tis the season....

...for the gorgeous fall colors in Tokyo! Let the fun begin! After SO many years of living in this beautiful country, I can still never get enough of the non-stop display of fall foliage which begins here every year around mid-November. Hopefully I'll have more to share in the weeks ahead!

fall colors in Mizumoto Koen
Mizumoto Park, Tokyo, Japan
 



Nov. 5, 2020 - Motivating Students With the Quizizz Classroom App

The presenter, who has enjoyed success motivating students using real-time online classroom games like Quizlet Live, recently added another new game to his repertoire called Quizizz, a free online tool for creating quizzes where students can use their mobile devices to compete against each other in the classroom. This video introduces the Quizizz app, including demonstrating the classroom Live Game mode, as well as how Quizizz can be used for out-of-class study.


Motivating Students With the Quizizz Classroom App
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0:00 Intro & presentation outline
1:33 Presenter’s background & experience with gamification
3:44 Intro to Quizizz
5:16 Quizizz Features
6:20 Quizizz Effects on Student Motivation
8:00 Quizizz website
13:23 Types of questions & creating questions
14:50 Video demo of a live Quizizz game
20:27 “Reports” feature for student assessment
23:59 Reference sources
24:23 Contact details




Oct. 24, 2020 - America in Peril — America 2020 Predicted in 1961

America In Peril exposes the list compiled in 1961 that details the specific goals necessary to destroy Christianity in America, destroy the republic, and implement a godless Marxist, communist system of government.

The 45-item list was published in 1961 in “The Naked Communist” by former FBI Agent W. Cleon Skousen and is shown at the conclusion of the video below.

Most of the communist goals have been achieved, and our country is on the brink of becoming a communist country where liberty is crushed and the people live in fear and misery.

Watch this shocking analysis of what is going on in the United States today and what we face in the crucial upcoming election. Conduct your own analysis, pray, and vote. (Source: Buzzsaw Media)


America In Peril — America 2020 Predicted in 1961
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Oct. 17, 2020 - We can never be too careful...

...to protect ourselves against COVID-19!! Meanwhile in my home state of Texas, this guy is Double-Filtered, ha ha... laughing icon

Meanwhile in Texas
Meanwhile in Texas




Oct. 6, 2020 - Japanese "high-jumper" (ハイジャンパー)

This interesting piece of Japanese playground equipment is known as a "high-jumper" (ハイジャンパー), to measure how high you can jump up and touch. The little numbers range from 210-280 and indicate height in centimeters, e.g. the red "225" represents 2.25 m (~7 ft. 5 in.). Only in Japan... laughing icon

Japanese high jumper
Japanese "high-jumper" (ハイジャンパー)



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