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A Film, Deep Thinking, a Recipe and a Gift

Took our son to see his first movie which was "Coco". This was a win-win for him and myself as we both love the topic of Death. The film, entrenched in the rituals of Dia de los Muertos and family, was magical, moving, filled with wonderful music. Watching the movie I felt that Dia de los Muertos is a good way to help children see death in a better light and show how to celebrate those that have gone before. A few times I choked up, giving into tears at the end. I recommend this film highly. I will say there is a 20 minute Frozen short prior that we could have all done without though.

Mallence Bart Williams rips the face off charity and do-gooder feeling and explains/shows what over exploitation looks like.  You can read the article here to learn more about "Sharity, Not Charity."

Mother Earth News has a hazelnut cornmeal cake with rosemary honey that looks delicious.

Uncommon Goods sells Yoga Joes. Very cute!


The Great Jack 'O Lantern Blaze

We took our son to a fabulous event in Croton-on-Hudson, NY (Westchester County) called The Great Jack 'O Lantern Blaze. It runs from the end of September to the weekend of Thanksgiving.

Artists begin working on this event as far back as July! Every single pumpkin is hand carved, some are real some are fake, to create a magical scene.

We went to the 5pm show this past Thursday. The event sells out quickly so thanks to the NJ teacher convention, our so was off for 2 days which meant we were able to go during the week.

Our son raced through through excited to see the next thing so it took us all of 30 minutes, but if you do take your time, you should need about 45 minutes to one hour for the event. They have a beer stand and 2 food stands as well where you can get pumpkin pie, popcorn, pumpkin ale and hot chocolate. They also have Blaze merchandise.

I will admit it was amazing in the dusk, but as it got darker it really became something to see!

Here are some pictures.

 An homage to …

Yeah, I know, I said no politics...

But John Oliver rocks. 

And to lighten things up, ArtNews did an article 3 years ago on the 10 best cat paintings. Enjoy!
Cheers! MissFifi