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Cooking in a Mayan House

Kristine Ellingson learned cooking in a Mayan house during her marriage to a Mayan man and living in a Mayan village for over 20 years. In the video below, Kristine describes the traditional cooking hut used by her Mayan mother-in-law, Carmen, also explaining Carmen’s method of cooking in a Mayan house. 

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Higglety Pigglety Pop Video

Higglety Pigglety Pop VideoThis Higglety Pigglety Pop Video brings visuals to Maurice Sendak’s delightful story of the little dog, Jennie. In this case, Meryl Streep provides the voice of Jennie. Puppets provide the characters.

I don’t know which version I like best. This one, with the enchanting scenery and characters, or the audio version of the previous post. Perhaps, the audio triumphs, because you can see the story in your own mind. Often the story in your mind develops characters and scenarios better than someone else’s rendition. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this video and think you’ll like it too. It has an English sound track and French subtitles:

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There Must Be More to Life

There Must be More to Life“There must be more to life than having everything,” says Jennie, a discontented Sealyham terrier. So, she leaves home carrying her black leather bag with the gold buckles. She discovers that even though she has everything, she’s missing Experience. Unfortunately, she needs Experience in order to fulfill her aspiration of being the leading lady in the World’s Mother Goose Theater. And so begins her trek to find Experience, a word she doesn’t even comprehend, “Never heard of it.”

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10 Million Dollars Jim Carrey and the Law of Attraction

Have you heard the story about the 10 million dollars Jim Carrey and the Law of Attraction?

I wondered if this was just a made up rumor or if it actually happened. So, what was this rumor? To begin, you may know Jim Carrey as the slapstick comedian, for such laugh fests as Dumb and Dumber and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

However, while still an unknown, he used to drive to the Hollywood sign every day and imagine the life he wanted to live. Once there, he’d visualize producers and directors calling him to give him parts in their movies.

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