The Original Fish Company

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Posting about The Original Fish Company will shock my family. Mostly because we grew up NOT eating fish. In fact, a few of my siblings still avoid the stuff.

This restaurant, in Southern California, is excellent. And it has made me a convert. Their halibut is some of the best I have ever had.

The last visit included: Cesar salad, Warm Sourdough Bread with Butter, Grilled Halibut, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Grilled Vegetables.  It was totally mobbed with a 90 minute wait. So we went to the bar where they offer full menu service and ordered immediately.

If you are in the area, consider a visit. It really is excellent.

https://www.originalfishcompany.com/

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Raise A Child

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Our Mission

Building loving families for foster children®

Our Vision

To be the nationwide leader in the recruitment and support of LGBTQ and all prospective parents interested in building families through fostering and adopting to meet the needs of the 437,000 children in the foster care system.

Our Values

let love define family®

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https://raiseachild.org/

 

The Power of ONE Caring Adult – Josh Shipp

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Josh Shipp is a former Foster Kid and has grown into an advocate for teens. His Talk below is impressive and leaves a lasting impression.

From HarperCollins.com: Josh Shipp helps adults understand teens and teens understand themselves. He is a global youth empowerment expert and an acclaimed speaker. He has appeared on MTV, Lifetime, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, 20/20Good Morning America, and in the New York Times and other media. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series that followed his groundbreaking work with teens. His organization, One Caring Adult, produces resources and training events for parents, educators, and caring adults.

Visit OneCaringAdult.com to learn more and for free resources.

Paddington 2

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There is no good reason why Paddington 2 should be such an incredibly well made film. Apparently, someone high up at the studio decided that they would get A-List Talent, a stellar director, incredible costuming, props, and production team together to produce one of the best children’s films in years.

It currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. And for good reason, There is intrigue, heart, cleverness, strong performances, amazing score, etc.

It’s refreshing to discover a film that gets it all right. One that is there to tell a good story and entertain.

Think of it as an old-fashioned children’s book, come to wonderful, colorful life.

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Lady Bird

poster-largeLady Bird is sure to be up for Best Picture. It’s a quirky tale of an adolescent catholic high school girl finding her way in life. Comical and touching, it delves into relationships with parents, siblings, friends, and lovers. Looks at identity, friendship, sex, ambition, religion, loyalty, and love.

There are wonderful performances from Saorise Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges (who basically makes me cry in every film he is in), Lois Smith, Timothee Chalamet, and Tracy Letts.

I’m betting it gets better and better in repeat viewings.

Time to fly, the slogan says…

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Hasan Minhaj Homecoming King

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A good friend recommended I watch Homecoming King with Hasan Minhaj.

Hasan is a comedian who also works on The Daily Show. Took my friend’s advice and watched it on Netflix. It’s a fantastic special and illuminates the immigrant experience in the US.

While Hasan was born in the US, his parents were not. He tells stories about his experiences being Indian, living in the US, and navigating life post-911.

It’s incredibly well produced, engaging, thought provoking, funny, and moving.

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MoviePass

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MoviePass does feel too good to be true. So, I’ll say that upfront. However, for $9.95 a month you get a movie a day at participating movie theatres. Cannot repeat movies, but it’s basically amazing.

You sign up, download the app, wait for your card to come in the mail. Once all this in in place you can start selecting movies when you get within 100 yards of the theatre you choose.

Select movie and time.

Confirm.

Go to the box office.

They swipe your card.

They hand you your ticket.

And you’re good to go!

It’s so exciting!!!

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https://www.moviepass.com/