It’s a little unusual for me to post about something I haven’t seen yet, but making an exception for COCO, the new Disney Pixar film.
Based on Dia De Los Muertas, Coco folows the story of Miguel, an aspiring musician and his journey to the Land of the Dead. The real family history is revealed through this musical journey.
Additionally, the Mexican tradition of Dia De Los Muertas is celebrated in the film. Family who have passed on are only able to return to the Land of the Living if someone there remembers them. This is why efforts are made to remember and honor the dead so that they can return during the holiday. It is also supposed to help with their spiritual journey.
It’s supposed to be wonderful. What an incredible concept Dia De Los Muertas is in celebrating and honoring loved ones who have past. And now there is a film which celebrates this same idea.
Below is the entertainment offering at Disney California Adventure called, A Musical Celebration of Coco.
Brene Brown is an auther and scholar who’s latest book is called, Rising Strong. She has previously completed notable work on vulnerability in Daring Greatly. This book was originally published in 2015, and I’m just getting around to reading it now.
Her work really challenges the reader to examing ones life, learn from her knowledge, and move forward in the world a little bit stronger, more self-aware.
She is also skilled at embracing the challenges of living a whole hearted life. Never says it is easy, but encourages everyone none-the less.
If you are interested in self-help books, this is certainly one to read.
On my most recent trip to Las Vegas I discovered Roulette for the first time.
And I won! (Just a little, but I did double my money!)
Of course it is clearly a game of luck and chance. The odds of a single number win are 35:1. And that’s what I did. Perhaps to never win like that again.
What I liked about it was the ability to randomly choose different betting scenarios. You get your own colored set of chips and can place them anywhere as long as your minimum is reached either insdie the grid or outside.
Here is the basic premise from Roulette30.com: The rules state that players are supposed to place their bets before the ball starts dropping, but it is possible to wager when the wheel is in motion. The dealer is the one who calls the end of the betting phase, and once the ball stops in its final resting place, the winners are paid and a new round begins
Nancy is a podcast created by Kathy Tu and Tobin Low.
From the website:
BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone’s a little bit gay…
Had the fortunate opportunity in my life to live in NYC. While there the New York Times is arguably the only way true new yorkers get their news.
What I’m excited about is The New York Times really is a global leader in news. As much as we have been hearing attacks towards the news media, they really are the pillar of freedom and the First Amendment to the Constitution.