Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Spirit of the Trail By Carrie Morgridge Review


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While Spirit of the Trail primarily describes the life-altering, 2,800-mile bicycling expedition on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) from Banff, Canada, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico endured by Carrie Morgridge and her husband, John, during the summer of 2016, it frequently touches on concepts and personal traits that are of vital importance to the Morgridge Family Foundation philanthropic mission.


The Foundation strives to open new paths for children and adults. As bicycling offers a sustainable method of transportation, the Foundation models sustainable philanthropy. And while a cycling adventure is hands-on, so is the Foundation’s search for worthwhile projects to support. The book serves as an informative (but not too technical) guide for those who are ready to tackle the GDMBR and anyone who is curious about stepping out of their comfort zone and facing a large or difficult challenge. Carrie’s voice throughout is inspiring and uplifting, even on the days when she is tired of eating out of a can, sleeping on the ground and is considering giving up, she finds a meadowlark or a field of gorgeous wildflowers to remind her of all that she is thankful for, and presses on.


As with her earlier book, Every Gift Matters, their Foundation plans to contribute all proceeds to the Adventure Cycling Association in support of the Foundation’s enduring commitment to health and environmental conservation.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- A true adventure with photos to help along the way.  Written like a diary with stories that take you along in the moments.  The book would be great for anyone that has ever thought about taking a leap into biking and might have enough money to fulfill the dream.  It also took great strength and will power for the author and that should be applauded. 

Inking Animals from artist Sova Huova Review


Inking Animals demonstrates how to use traditional inking techniques to create whimsical, original illustrations of your favorite animals. This dynamic guide is ideal for beginners, as well as traditional artists who want to explore pen and ink on a more playful level.

Talented artist Sova Huova instructs art enthusiasts in drawing, inking, and coloring techniques; explores abstraction for expressive artwork; and gives tips for digital touches—all with easy-to-follow instruction. Beginning with an introduction to tools and materials, artists will find helpful tips for working with inks, pens, and watercolor. Inking Animals features a wide range of creative and fun inking techniques and unique projects that are simple and engaging. Huova’s valuable tips and tricks, creative prompts, and exercises will encourage artists to experiment and play as they learn.

Huova will teach you to illustrate a vast menagerie of animals from the woodland, home, farm, wilderness, and imagination. Among them are a bear, fox, hedgehog, dog, guinea pig, donkey, owl, raven, and even a unicorn.

Featuring a variety of creative tips, techniques, exercises, and step-by-step projects, Inking Animals is the perfect resource for pen and ink illustrators of all levels.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   The book is super creative, but will be very time consuming for a new beginner to recreate.   It will take lots of practice for me and the kids to get the directions right, but it is really fun to keep learning and trying.

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UNBROKEN PATH TO REDEMPTION Review #unbrokenfilm #FlyBy IN THEATERS OCTOBER 5

Unbroken:  Path  to  Redemption  IN  THEATERS  OCTOBER  5,  2018

SYNOPSIS:  After  surviving  a  plane  crash,  weeks  of  floating  on  a  makeshift  raft  in  the  Pacific,  and  then  years  of  torture  as  a  prisoner  of  war,  Louis  Zamperini  finally  returns  home  to  California,  seemingly  unbroken.  When  the  war  ended,  his  battle  began.

    Based  on  Laura  Hillenbrand’s  bestselling  book,  UNBROKEN:  PATH  TO  REDEMPTION  begins  where  the  hit  movie  Unbroken  concludes,  continuing  the  unbelievable  true  story  of  Olympian  and  World  War  II  hero  Louis  Zamperini.  Haunted  by  nightmares  of  his  torment,  Louie  sees  himself  as  anything  but  a  hero.  Despite  battling  demons,  anger,  and  alcohol,  Louie  feels  obligated  to  participate  in  an  Army  tour  to  raise  money  for  War  Bonds.  But  as  he  focuses  more  on  hotel  bars  than  his  public  appearances,  Louie  is  ordered  to  take  R&R  on  the  beaches  of  Miami. 
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There,  he  meets  Cynthia,  a  young  woman  who  captures  his  eye—and  his  heart.  After  a  whirlwind  courtship,  the  couple  weds  and  moves  to  Los  Angeles.    While  pursuing  every  avenue  of  hope  he  can  find—from  trying  to  reestablish  himself  as  a  world-class  runner  to  get-rich-quick  investment  opportunities—Louie’s  wrathful  quest  for  revenge  drives  him  deeper  into  despair  ...  and  the  bottle.  Hopeless  and  on  the  brink  of  divorce,  Cynthia  experiences  Billy  Graham’s  1949  Los  Angeles  Crusade  where  she  finds  faith  in  God  and  a  renewed  commitment  to  her  marriage  and  her  husband.



Now,  her  most  fervent  prayer  is  for  God  to  help  Louie  find  the  peace  and  forgiveness  he  so  desperately  needs.  From  the  producer  of  Unbroken  and  the  writer  of  A  River  Runs  Through  It,UNBROKEN:  PATH  TO  REDEMPTION  stars  Samuel  Hunt  (Louis),  Merritt  Patterson  (Cynthia),  David  Sakurai  (Watanabe,  ͞The  Bird͟),  and  Will  Graham  as  his  grandfather,  Billy  Graham.  In  theaters  this  fall,  UNBROKEN:  PATH  TO  REDEMPTION  brings  to  life  the  rest  of  Louis  Zamperini’s  powerful  real-life  story  of  forgiveness,  redemption,  and  amazing  grace.

I received complimentary tickets.

Cassandra's review-  The movie went straight to the heart, with its strong lines of emotional moments. The war scenes and real to life plots would probably trigger someone with PTSD.   The whole movie was up and down sad, and due to certain areas where I was personally affected, I did skip through them during my screening.  I feel like if you have been in this position in life ever before, the movie will be a different experience for you then it would for someone who is just watching it for entertainment.