I hope all is well with you.
Another week with lots going on!
Robin Williams passed away. Lots of celebrities die, in fact Lauren Bacall also died this week, but whereas Bacall died of a stroke at a grand old age, Williams killed himself at a relatively young age, and his battles with depression brought lots of discussion. I wrote a separate article about it here, with some personal experience to help describe what it’s like to have it:
Robin Williams And The Darkness Of Depression.
Here in the UK, the house of singer Sir Cliff Richard was searched by police in connection with an allegation of historic sexual abuse. The singer, who has been selling records since the late 1950s(!), hundreds of millions of them, was at one of his properties in Portugal at the time, but the search of his property was covered live on the BBC, as a camera helicopter hovered overhead.
There’s something not right about this. He hasn’t been charged of anything yet, but in the same way that other celebrities like Freddie Starr, Jim Davidson and Jimmy Tarbuck had their names tarnished, it’s now Cliff’s turn.
Guilty or innocent, is it right that the taxpayer funded BBC, respected around the world, and the taxpayer funded police work together to have a live broadcast of the police turning up at his house?
The police say the BBC were going to reveal the raid unless the police agreed to keep them informed of when it would be. The police also denied it at first. Questions need to be asked here.
You may remember me celebrating athlete Jo Pavey’s bronze in the Commonwealth Games. Well she has now won her first ever gold medal, in the 10,000 at the European Championships this week.
She’s become a bit of a media figure this week, showing what can be achieved by ‘old’ people, and her down to earth style has endeared her to people who haven’t watched her all these years like I have. Another article in the works there I think!
The English Premier League started this weekend, I wrote about that here:
When Did Football Get So Ugly?
It’s one of the richest sporting leagues in the world, and there’s plenty of money to be made online.
One of the other richest sporting leagues is the NFL, and that is also about to start again very shortly – also plenty of money to be made.
Candlestick Park is an iconic stadium for American Football, but money and ‘progress’ means the 49ers don’t play there anymore, and the last concert there was held this week, by Paul McCartney. Very fitting, as Candlestick was the last stadium show The Beatles played back in the 60s, before they gave up as they just couldn’t hear themselves and suspected the audience couldn’t hear them either.
Back then the sound was just their amps going through the tannoy public address system! Needless to say, music is another industry with lots of money to be made.
Dr. Who starts again this week, with the eagerly anticipated new Doctor played by Peter Capaldi. Sci-Fi and TV are two more niches with plenty of money to be made, to go along with those of sport and music.
The reason all those industries make money is passion, and the internet of today allows pretty much anybody to grab a slice of that pie. I explain it in my book ‘FB Passion Profits!’ There is an option to get a free report covering the basics there, but the main book only costs a few dollars, and there’s a full money back guarantee if you don’t like it.
Ok, let me know what you think about any of this week’s topics!
Health & Happiness,
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