What's Important Right Now - May

What's Important Right Now - May

I often get distracted as I'm in the middle of telling a story and my go to disclaimer is,"but that's not important right now." 

But my life is in session and there are lots of things that are important. So I keep a list of 'present participles' or Things That Are Important Right Now. That's just all a fancy way of saying, "the things I'm grateful for." But that's not important right now.

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'Finding Dory' - from Script to Screen

'Finding Dory' - from Script to Screen

Picture yourself in a room with two of the definitive Brain Trust Minds of Disney/Pixar as they do a Show & Tell type presentation of how they take a story to a storyboard to the screen.

After you pinch yourself and thank God for your charmed life, you sit up and pay attention with great interest, because, let's face it, these guys are Storytellers with a capital WOW. There's no danger of there ever being a dull moment in this presentation. 

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The Jungle Book in Dolby Cinema - The Way It Should Be Experienced

The Jungle Book in Dolby Cinema - The Way It Should Be Experienced

This post is sponsored by Disney, Dolby Cinema, and AMC Prime. The nostalgia, experiences, and opinions are obviously very much my own.

I was 12 years old in 1967 and I still distinctly remember going to see the original Walt Disney Pictures' The Jungle Book. My brother took my 2 sisters and me to a drive-in to see this latest offering from Walt Disney Pictures. It was all the more poignant for us because it was the last animated feature that Walt himself worked on before he passed in late 1966. 

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Chocolate Coconut Macaroons Recipe with Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons Recipe with Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate

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My people are Cereal Lovers. I'm guessing this is the case in most households. And yes, I know I'm a food blogger, but the truth is that good, old fashioned cereal is a Big Deal in our home. It's not unusual for my family - Jonathan especially - to grab a bowl of cereal to start his day.  And his afternoon. And as a late night thing. I sometimes want to call him and Eric, 'Crispy and Crunchy,' since these are their favorite snack requirements, but that's not important right now.

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