“Moana” is everything you would expect from a new feature animated movie from Disney. There is a strong-willed Princess who goes on a great adventure with her animal sidekick and many musical intervals.
Although it’s not just the catchy lyrics, tear-jerking story or beautiful animation that sets “Moana” apart, but the unique attention to detail and cultural history that’s behind it.
I’ve heard a lot of different words used to describe me and my vegan diet; extremist, hippie, tree-hugger, naïve – the list goes on. Then add my military background, where red-blooded, steak-eating, beer-drinking masculinity is a point of pride for most. Believe me, I’ve heard my fair share of ridicule. There are other words, that I believe, and evidence shows are far more accurate: sustainable, healthy, and ethical. Continue reading But, where do you get your protein?→
Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1784 with the idea that if our country were to set our clocks forward one hour so that the sun will set later in the day, everyone would save on candles and lantern oil. Also, people would be able to work deeper into the evenings outside because it was brighter.
Fast forward to 2017 and approximately 81 countries change their clocks to daylight saving time (DST) around the world according to TimeAndDate.com. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, creating one specific times for Americans to change their clocks.
For my final pick, I chose “Hell or High Water”, a movie that didn’t receive nearly as much buzz as the other films in the category, in fact it was shutout of its four nominations, but I enjoyed it immensely, especially as a change of pace from the slower drama picks in the category.
Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, better known as Chance The Rapper, won three awards this year, for best new artist, best rap performance in his song “No Problem” featuring 2Chainz and Lil Wayne, and best rap album for his album “Coloring Book,” at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.