This week, we're taking a trip underwater to a magical world most people have only glimpsed in a Pixar animated film. Our coral reefs are a place of wonder - and now, thanks to very real climate issues, they're becoming a watery graveyard.
This is a short film that will take your breath away and fill you with equal portions of awe and grief.
One of the perks of my day job is that I occasionally get invited by local hotels to tour their meeting and conference space. The tour almost always ends with a small gift - usually a mug or a pen or a bag of candy or fresh baked cookies, but sometimes if they're really trying to land my business I get a gift certificate for a complimentary night at the hotel. I was awarded two of these at two different hotels last fall and held onto them since they're good for an entire year. Both of these hotels have pools that are outdoor only and Lord knows David loves to swim.
Going to a hotel is a real treat for us because it's not something we get to do often. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to cash one in and away we went for a day of fun and sun and splashing coupled with walking around the local mall and plans to see a movie after we checked out the next day.
I know, I know . . . I've been a negligent blogger. I started back to work at the day job, and physically, it's been a challenge. Exhaustion is my new best friend, and trying to fit stuff in around it (or despite it) has not been easy. I'm getting back into the groove now, and I promise, more blogs from this point on.
In the meantime, it's Friday and I'm ready to have a laugh and go home.Let's kick the weekend off with this collection of newsworthy items.
Originally an IMAX feature at Smithsonian, National Parks Adventure was a breathtaking bit of joy to be found on Netflix. Narrated by the great Robert Redford, this short film takes you from Yellowstone to Chaco Canyon, from Hawaii to Niagara, on a breathtaking tour of some of America's most picturesque national parks.
From the opening aerial shots set to the strains of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, this film will hold you spellbound and leave you planning a road trip around the wonders of our nation's protected lands.
One of the things I did during my long recuperation is watch a lot of Netflix. I was looking for yoga programs because my physical therapist had recommended yoga to combat my muscle spasticity issues and hopefully to give me further insight into pain management.
What I found was the story of a man recovering from a devastating injury through yoga, and a fascinating journey through the lens of his camera that taught me far more about humanity than yoga. This was one beautiful trip.