Reviews by seadocks
My daughter loves it when I read from this series of books. I love it too. She always asks me all sorts of questions about how people lived back then and how long ago it was, and if I was alive back then. These books are great for sharing information with your kids about the history of the westward movement and early pioneer life. I know with my family it leads to further research into fire building, wood furniture construction, basket weaving, cooking, animal raising, and of course farming and gardening. I also think its a great way to talk to your kids about values and the importance of family. Please read this with your kids, it is totally worth it.
This book is like taking a multiple week course in cooking chinese cuisine. So if you are very good at learning by reading it is perfect for you. For those of us that are better visual or hands on learners it is a bit more difficult. Some of the techniques were a bit difficult for me to grasp at first, but lots of practice helps. There is a lot of great info in this thing and it helps if you happen to live in campus housing with neighbors that are from China and cook this type of food regularly. I will say this though, this is the best book about learning to cook chinese food that I have ever read. I think if you coupled this with Breath of A Wok, you would be well on your way to making some very good food that is actually very quick to cook as long as you prep your stuff ahead of time.
This movie is a great example of a summer film. Lots of action and not a lot of depth. Great for escaping the hot, humid weather and letting your imagination wander. My kids love this stuff. Well, my kids that are old enough to understand that the stuff isn't real. All in all nothing earth shattering but a good experience, enjoy.
I got the feeling while listening to this that these might have been outtakes from years ago. The first song was very catchy, but the rest were dull and uninteresting. I was hopeful for something upbeat and shiny but instead I heard plain old black and white newspaper. Maybe they needed a pay check and had to throw something together, or maybe I just didn't listen to it enough times. I usually try for five listens before I make up my mind but I couldn't get through three of this one.
This should be required viewing for all high school students. I was very moved by this film. Anyone with any interest in psychology, sociology, or just overall human happiness should check this out. Just wish it was a weekly series or something, that way the message would get through to more people.