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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True Colors Personality Test

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My coworkers have been talking about True Colors for years. This personality test helps to understand yourself and those you interact with.

Self-reflection is essential, and this can provide some new insights.

From the website:

True Colors® is a model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament.

The colors of Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue are used to differentiate the four central True Colors® personality styles.

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https://truecolorsintl.com/about-us/what-is-true-colors/

Take the free test here: https://my-personality-test.com/true-colours

 

 

Bonne Maman Preserves

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From Wikipedia: Bonne Maman is a French manufacturer of jam, marmalade, compotes, desserts, cakes and biscuits.

I’m here to bring attention to the preserves.

Not normally someone who likes jams or jellies. But Bonne Maman is just the best. And they are preserves.

From Google: Preserves are another thick fruit spread made from fruit cooked with sugar, but in this case, large pieces of the fruit, or the whole fruit (as in the case of berries), are suspended in a firm jelly or less-gelled syrupy base. Unlike jams and jellies,preserves are chunky in texture.

So, I’ve learned I love these preserves. They are a bit more expensive than jams or jellies. But worth it.

A little toast, butter, and Cherry Bonne Maman Preserves, and I’m all set.

Have a great morning.

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The Little Paris Bookshop

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The Little Paris Bookshop is a lovely novel written by Nina George. It tells the story of Perdu, who owns a Literary Apothecary on a barge in Paris. He is can see people’s souls and therefore offer the best book for them to purchase. He cannot, however, see into his own heart.

From amazon.com:

Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart But can he fix his own Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine he prescribes novels for the hardships of life Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs Perdu mends broken hearts and souls The only person he can t seem to heal through literature is himself he s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared She left him with only a letter which he has never opened After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef Perdu travels along the country s rivers dispensing his wisdom and his books showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people s lives.

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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.

Stronger

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We went to see the film Stronger, with little expectation. Only knew a little bit about the story of Jeff Baumen, who lost both of his legs during the Boston Marathon bombing in 2015.

What we didn’t expect was a tremendous film with incredible performances by Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, and Miranda Richardson. Each of these actors could score an Oscar nomination.

It’s an incredibly moving, restrained tale that should resonate with everyone. An unexpected surprise of a film. Gripping, notable, and award worthy.

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