16×9 – Growing Up Munsch: Robert Munsch’s books, drugs and recovery

February 11, 2013

Part 1 – If you have ever read a bedtime story to your child — you’re probably familiar with the titles Love You Forever and The Paper Bag Princess. The name Robert Munsch should be no stranger to you either. But life hasn’t been all gumdrops and lollipops for this internationally acclaimed children’s books author. in a 16:9 exclusive we open the book on the life of Robert Munsch… and you may be surprised what we reveal about the man who’s enchanted so many of us. Part 2 – While Robert Munsch was filling the pages of his books with stories from his wild imagination — there was another story to this acclaimed author that he desperately hid. Robert Munsch was battling his own demons and using it to create one best seller after the other. Part 3 – He’s entertained and enchanted our kids for a generation, but what about his own children growing up Munsch? For the first time we hear from the people in his life. Darryl Konynenbelt reports.


‘The Hobbit’, Audio Book- Part II of III

February 10, 2013

'The Hobbit', Audio Book- Part II of III

This is JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’. A classic on so many levels methinks^_^ This reading of the book by Nicol Williamson is an abridged version, meaning of course that it is not the entire book word for word. Anywho, I put some pictures in with the vid, though they’re not in sync with the story. That’s what your imagination is for.. O_o And if ye’re anything like me, ye’ll know that reading a book like The Hobbit, or LOTR & using your imagination to see the world, to create those memorable feelings, is immeasurably more satisfying than watching any movie. Not dissing the LOTR movies here peoples, I quite enjoy the.. first one, but they’re just movies with no-where near the feeling of the books. That being said, I like perrty pictures too & so I put some in here because I could. Suggestion: Forget the pictures, have a quiet room, close yours eyes, sit back & listen. With any luck it’s a rainy day. I always seemed to love reading LOTR & The Hobbit on rainy days..


Chris Koch & Associates New YouTube Channel To Help DUI Attorneys in Riverside Spread Its Services

February 9, 2013


(PRWEB) February 09, 2013

The Dui lawyers in Riverside California Chris Koch and Associates are one of the acclaimed law firms as they have been handling criminal defense cases efficiently. Their lawyers are rated in a positive light and their services have often been hailed as exceptional. Despite the type of success they enjoy, they want to ensure that they can engage in different type of marketing activities. They have been doing a good job so far and with a new YouTube channel, the future looks promising. The law firm has years of experience in criminal defense. The attorneys have handled literally thousands upon thousands of cases successfully, and the firm is exclusively dedicated to criminal defense. To learn more about the DUI lawyers in Riverside or would like to speak to an attorney directly visit, http://DUIattorneyRiversideCA.com

With the right set of marketing videos, the firm can conquer bigger goals and thus get a lot more clients and thereby satisfy its big business and financial motives. The DUI attorneys in Riverside have similar motives as they want to extract the full use of their YouTube channel. Along with using it as a marketing platform, they want to put the channel for productive use too. They would like to use their channel as a place where people can get information about legal defense options. There are a lot of different rules and laws which many people are unaware of. By coming to know about these laws, people can benefit, and the company wants to help out its clients by supplying all the useful information under one roof.

So, having a YouTube channel can turn to be handy not just for the firm but for the clients as well. There is immense scope in having such a channel, and there is no doubt that the firm had taken the right decision by choosing to launch the videos. It is not easy to make the videos popular because there are so many law related videos that the firm needs to give their best efforts for the sake of enhancing the popularity. However, the DUI lawyers in Riverside are fairly confident that they would be able to make their channel a popular place. The Riverside firm prides itself on its ability to use local court connections to keep their clients out of local county jail and state prison whenever possible. The criminal defense attorneys use their court connections to get community service, Cal Trans, home confinement and private city jails in lieu of county jail or state prison even on tough cases. To learn more about serious felony DUI Riverside arrest, or to view one of the promotional videos by the firm visit, http://www.youtube.com/user/riversideduiattorney

While they would be able to get more clients and thus better their business revenues, people can find a befitting source where they can access all important data related to a driving under influence laws in Riverside California. All those who want to use their services to check out California criminal case law can visit their YouTube channel. Alternatively, they can contact the support an experienced criminal defense attorney in Riverside and book for a free consultation as well.

Chris Koch and Associates are a big name as their excellent work has managed to give them an astounding reputation in Southern California. The types of defense that they provide and the way they handle the cases have managed to make them one of the most popular choices. With a new YouTube channel, they can efficiently promote their services and hope to realize their business goals and become an even larger criminal defense firm as well.

The Riverside DUI attorneys the top seo professionals in the US to help assist in law firm marketing to promote the message about the importance of speaking with an experienced DUI attorney in Riverside CA. if someone has been arrested. The firm continues its online presence by offering free consultations and information on criminal defense on the firms blog and social media pages. This information along with free consultations the firm hopes to attract more Riverside residents looking to speak to an attorney. To learn more about the law firm visit the company DUI lawyer Riverside Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/DuiLawyerRiverside


About Christopher Koch: Graduate of University of San Diego School of Law Admitted to practice law November 2001. The law office is experienced in criminal defense, very well respected and locally connected in San Bernardino, San Diego and Orange Counties. As a local attorney in these jurisdictions he has the ability to get the best possible outcome for clients. For more information about a free consultation or to speak with the best DUI lawyer in Riverside CA, contact the firm at 877-227-9128.

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Viventura Introduces Its South America Tours to U.S. Travelers With Complimentary Flights to Colombia

February 7, 2013


Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2013

Viventura is introducing its South America tours to U.S. travelers with free international airfare from Miami, New York, and LA on all classic Colombia tours when travelers book and pay in full by March 20, the company announced today.

Explore blue lagoons and desert ruins by horseback, visit virgin Caribbean beaches tucked among thick tropical jungles and hike beneath 150-ft. palm tree canopies. Its all in Colombia and with Viventura its easier than ever to get there. Small group sizes, its signature Learn from a Local program and tour guides passionate about South America make Viventura the only choice for travelers who want to go beyond the brochure, according to Viventura CEO Andre Kiwitz.

Viventura doesnt offer tours, it offers experiences. Our travelers dont just want a sightseeing experience, they want to live it. Our itineraries are arranged to give them that in-depth exploration they desire, Kiwitz said.

Viventura has been delivering authentic South American experiences to European travelers for 12 years, and now U.S. travelers can benefit from the same immersion in exotic locales like the Galapagos, the Amazon, Peru, Argentina and Colombia.

Kiwitz said his company was founded on a love of South America, and that enthusiasm spills into the exciting tours the company offers.

We focus on what we know and loveSouth America. That passion makes us the South America specialists offering the most culturally authentic tours youll find, Kiwitz said.

Really want to get immersed in the culture? The tours make a lasting impression through Viventura’s Learn from a Local program. The program arranges for groups to experience and learn something culturally significant to the region, directly from people who live there. The Treasures of Colombia tour offers Learn from a Local lessons that include salsa dancing lessons unlike any offered at the local recreation center. Give in to the rhythm, surrender to some hip shaking heat under cover of a balmy Colombian night and bring home an amazing cultural experience.

The Treasures of Colombia tour takes travelers from Bogota to Cartagena, promising more than just pictures snapped from a bus. The itinerary also includes opportunities to take in vistas featuring the vibrantly colored buildings of Bogota, set against a backdrop of soaring lush-green mountains. Coffee lovers can delight in a tour of a fully functioning coffee plantation while learning about the cultivation process and enjoying fresh, off-the-vine brew. Those who like to get a little dirty can take a dip in a mud volcano and experience its healing properties. Get an adrenaline pump from zip lining through the forest, mountain river rafting or rappelling down a 100-ft. waterfall.

Tourists also benefit from staying in locally owned hotels and smaller group sizesa maximum of 12 people per group. Viventura offers more than 25 full itineraries providing a balanced mix of scheduled activities and free exploration time.

Tango in Buenos Aires, learn to make ceviche from a Peruvian chef, or learn the art of the perfect barbecue in Argentina, anything is possible on South American Vacations with Viventura

About Viventura

Founded in Germany in 2001, Viventura provides high quality South America travel experiences to more than 2,000 travelers a year. Its signature Learn from a Local program allows travelers to try an experience that is specific to the region they are visiting. Catering to travelers wanting a mix of activities and destinations, Viventura’s tours highlight some of the best tourist attractions as well as some of the lesser known, more cultural experiences. Visit http://www.Viventura.com today to book your South America vacation.







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‘Meu Amor,’ Bianca Rossini’s Followup to the Critically Acclaimed ‘Kiss of Brasil,’ Heralds the Arrival of a New Bossa Nova Star

February 6, 2013


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013

Acclaimed Brazilian Bossa Nova recording artist Bianca Rossini has done it once again! Bianca’s newly released Meu Amor features 4 Bossa Nova songs co-written by Bianca and her partner Dana Kaproff. Meu Amor follows her internationally acclaimed debut album Kiss of Brasil, which has been featured by more than 80 Jazz radio stations in the US and in more than 15 countries in Europe. It is featured on the top Bossa Nova playlists on Pandora, MOG and Spotify. Kiss of Brasil has made Bianca an instant star in the Bossa Nova world! Critics worldwide have praised Bianca’s music!

Honest, captivating and originalMeu Amor is a keeper! In a field as overpopulated as Brazilian jazz, the only way to make an impression is with originality. Bianca Rossini is an original. On Meu Amor, her latest CD, the Rio-born, Los Angeles-based Biancas captivating, self-penned compositions and stunning vocal performances resonate long after the first listen. Biancas honeyed, sensual voice is golden: smooth yet commanding, classic but cutting-edge. The arrangements, production and musicianship are all first-ratea perfect match for Biancas honest, velvety, assured delivery. Like Kiss of Brasil before it, Meu Amor is a keeper, an exciting new work from an artist steeped in classicism but with an ear toward the future. I cant get enough of this music! Jeff Tamarkin – Associate Editor, JazzTimes magazine

“What a treat to be entertained by the sultry and alluring voice of Bianca Rossini once again. Her new EP Meu Amor is a continuation of the beguiling sound that we experienced with her last outing. So, as that one was a Kiss of Brasil, Meu Amor is the embrace. You feel the subtle excitement of romantic nights in a Brazilian breeze. Meu Amor – listen and enjoy! Malvin Massey Jr. – General Manager – WUMR U92 FM – “The Jazz Lover”

Bianca’s new song Faxineira is one of Bianca’s favorites. A Faxineira is a cleaning lady in Brasil. Bianca explains: While I was in Brasil just before I released ‘Meu Amor,’ I played Faxineira in different homes where there was a big crowd including the people who worked in the house. As they listened to my song Faxineira everybody would samba! At the end of one performance, a faxineira was crying. I asked her why and she said: ‘This is the first time I have ever heard someone celebrate faxineiras. Your song makes me so very happy.’ I hope that my song Faxineira will inspire a new look at the faxineiras who deserve much appreciation. Brazilian faxineiras are in fact an intrinsic and a very important work segment that support the family life in Brasil, as the Hispanic home workers are in the US.”

Bianca stars in the title song of Meu Amor cinematic black and white music video by Award-winning and Emmy-nominated cinematographer and director James Chressanthis and produced by Film Producer/Writer Tony Frere, co-starring Ricardo Ch


Spring Breakers and Summer Travelers Booking Luxury Vacation Packages Now at Down Under Endeavours

February 5, 2013


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 05, 2013

The Australia travel specialists at Down Under Endeavours, a travel agency specializing in handcrafted luxury vacation packages, are noticing a new trend amongst families booking luxury vacations. Early 2013 results show a rise in the number of families booking in January and February as they prepare for their spring break and summer vacation travel plans, according to Down Under Endeavours. Topping the favorite travelers list for families is Down Under Endeavours 12-day luxury cruise vacation of Bora Bora and Tahiti aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. Parents can enjoy the luxury cruise and overwater bungalow experience, while kids explore the extraordinary natural wonders of French Polynesia through Paul Gauguins Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program.

More and more families are traveling together these days, said Corinne Goodman, owner of Down Under Endeavours. We are thrilled to be able to offer such a unique cruise experience through our partnership with Paul Gauguin cruises.

Travelers will get to explore Polynesias world-renowned islands sailing past volcanic islands and atolls strewn lazily across the crystal-clear Pacific Ocean. Travelers will enjoy 7-nights aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, a small luxury cruise ship, perfect for those who want a core Polynesian experience. Call on Raiatea and its reef-bound lagoon, and Tahaa, its companion island, where travelers will enjoy a full day of exploration. Then sail to Bora Bora and her siren sister, Moorea where travelers will get to experience a one-of-a-kind stay in an overwater bungalow for 3-nights.

The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically for luxury Tahiti vacation packages to sail the shallow seas of French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships cant reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms, an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard the recently renovated ship radiates warmth, informality and Polynesian flair. And the beloved troupe of Gauguineslocal Tahitians who serve as cruise staff, entertainers and storytellersadd the unique personality of Tahiti to every sailing.

The Ambassadors of the Environment Program is a unique and groundbreaking program that introduces young travelers to the wonders of French Polynesia through direct, hands-on, interactive learning. Introduced by Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, and his Ocean Futures Society, it is their mission to educate and inspire kids throughout the world to act responsibly when it comes to protecting the worlds oceans. The Ambassadors of the Environment Program explores coral reefs, learns about volcanic islands and forest ecology, experiences Polynesian culture, hikes rainforest trails, visits marae (ancient Polynesian temples), and more. Best of all for parents, they have the option to join their children on eco-excursions and other activities aboard and ashore.

The Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program is available on summer voyages. For more information speak to one of the trusted Australian travel agents at Down Under Endeavours by calling 312-951-8517 or visiting http://www.downunderendeavours.com/.

About Down Under Endeavours

Down Under Endeavours is a travel industry wholesaler dedicated to booking travelers once-in-a-lifetime experiences. With special contracts between luxury properties, airlines and local tour groups in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and Africa, the destination specialists at Down Under Endeavours create custom vacation packages tailored to travelers interests and imaginations. Exceeding expectations is what they specialize in and they go above and beyond adding extras to make a vacation truly special for those who wish to travel half way around the world to find the unexpected. Travelers can rest assured they know what theyre getting into as every destination, airline and tour is tested personally by the employees first at Down Under Endeavours.








Dr. Seuss – The Butter Battle Book (1989)

February 4, 2013

The Butter Battle Book is a rhyming story written by Dr. Seuss. It was published by Random House Books for Young Readers on January 12, 1984. It is an anti-war story; specifically, a parable about arms races in general, mutually assured destruction and nuclear weapons in particular. This was an animated TV special in 1989 by animator and filmmaker Ralph Bakshi, narrated by Charles Durning and produced by and aired on TNT.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

'The Hobbit', Audio Book- Part I of III

This is JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’. A classic on so many levels methinks^_^ This reading of the book by Nicol Williamson is an abridged version, meaning of course that it is not the entire book word for word. Anywho, I put some pictures in with the vid, though they’re not in sync with the story. That’s what your imagination is for.. O_o And if ye’re anything like me, ye’ll know that reading a book like The Hobbit, or LOTR & using your imagination to see the world, to create those memorable feelings, is immeasurably more satisfying than watching any movie. Not dissing the LOTR movies here peoples, I quite enjoy the.. first one, but they’re just movies with no-where near the feeling of the books. That being said, I like perrty pictures too & so I put some in here just because. Suggestion: Forget the pictures, have a quiet room, close yours eyes, sit back & listen. With any luck it’s a rainy day. I always seemed to love reading LOTR & The Hobbit on rainy days..
Video Rating: 4 / 5


Compression Socks

February 3, 2013

There are all sorts of different socks for people to use such as athletic, tube, diabetic, and compression socks. Of these mentioned, the last two are made specifically for use by individuals with health problems that deal with issues related to the feet. Diabetics needs socks that do not constrict the legs as their veins are dealing with diabetic issues. The socks of the compression variety are the opposite as they are made to constrict the leg in such a way as to improve circulation in the lower leg and feet.

Compression socks are created with graduating pressure that is tightest at the ankles and loosens up as it moves up the leg. There are many issues that can arise with poor circulation such as the pooling of blood in the feet. Most people need to walk to get somewhere and so their blood will drop to their feet as gravity works. Compression socks will help to fight gravity and help the veins move the blood up the legs.


Mohonk Mountain House Celebrates Chocolate-and Love in February Package

February 3, 2013


New Paltz, N.Y. (PRWEB) February 01, 2013

Mohonk Mountain House is excited to announce two hotel deals celebrating February, the month of love. In honor of Valentines Day, pamper that special someone with a trip to New Paltz, New York for a romantic getaway on the night of February 14th. Got a sweet tooth? Plan a trip around the Art of Chocolate festival February 8-10, 2013. Featuring two days of demonstrations, tastings and workshops, the event unites chefs and chocolatiers from across the Hudson Valley.

Play cupid by reserving the Valentines Day Special on the night of February 14th, including overnight accommodations, turndown service with chocolate-covered strawberries, a romantic dinner, live music in the evening, a bountiful breakfast, and complimentary access to many of the varied activities available at Mohonk Mountain House. Rates for this incredible package start at $ 178 per person, for the night, based on double occupancy (taxes and gratuity additional).

Guests attending the Art of Chocolate festival on February 8-10 will enjoy inclusive rates that feature charming accommodations, bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets, and a delicious dinner. Guests can save 15% by booking now, with discounted rates beginning at $ 238 per person, per night, double occupancy, based on a two-night stay (taxes and gratuity additional). In addition to the scheduled sessions, hotel guests will have access to a wide variety of activities at Mohonk Mountain House: yoga classes, use of the indoor pool and fitness center, and much more.

Led by Chocolatier Chef Oliver Kita, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, the Art of Chocolate festival welcomes confectionary great Terry Craft, Mohonk Executive Chef Jim Palmeri, Mohonk Executive Pastry Chef Eric Smith and Mohonk Executive Sous Chef Anthony Verni for a slew of demonstrations and workshops.

Scheduled sessions include Pairing Wine to Chocolate, a Sensory Analysis Experience, Chocolate Pizza A Dessert for Chocolate Lovers, and Cooking Demonstration and Tasting with Chef Jim Palmeri, C.E.C., among others. On Saturday night enjoy a live performance by The Chain Gang, a five-piece band from the Hudson Valley performing a large variety of Classic Rock & Pop music from the 60s and 70s.

Nothing says I love you quite like chocolate, said Nina Smiley, Director of Marketing. Were glad to have an entire weekend devoted to chocolate so close to Valentines Day! We look forward to many happy couples coming in February!

Learn more about Valentines Day and Art of Chocolate weekend, and make a reservation today.

About Mohonk Mountain House:

Founded in 1869, the Mohonk Mountain House is a historic Victorian castle resort that sits amidst 40,000 acres of pristine wilderness on the banks of Mohonk Lake in New Paltz, NY. Just 90 miles north of New York City, this 259-room property is a getaway for couples and families alike, offering a wide array of activities ranging from hiking to yoga to ice-skating. With charming accommodations, an award-winning Spa, and a stunning location, Mohonk Mountain House is the ideal destination for vacations year-round. The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House was recently named the Number Two Resort Spa in the United States by Cond


Captain America | Comic Book Review – The Totally Rad Show

February 2, 2013

Get ready for the Captain America movie by boning up on the Marvel comics! When Ed Brubaker took over the writing of Captain America, the series enjoyed one of it’s most popular, critically acclaimed runs in it’s long history. In anticipation of the big summer blockbuster, Jeff, Dan, and Alex go back to the first two trades of this run to see what makes Captain America such an ass-kicking hero, and why you might want to reads the comics, too. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the return of Secret Identity! Visit the Totally Rad Show forum! LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE This Video! Never Miss an Episode- Subscribe For Daily Videos: www.youtube.com More Episodes: www.youtube.com Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Alex’s Twitter: twitter.com Dan’s Twitter: twitter.com Jeff’s Twitter: twitter.com ABOUT TOTALLY RAD SHOW: The Totally Rad Show is the summer blockbuster of geek news shows. Every week, hosts Alex Albrecht, Dan Trachtenberg, and Jeff Cannata rip into the world of movies, video games, tv, comics, and more and pull out what’s rad.

Get ready for Marvel’s Thor movie with a look at the comic book. Thor, member of the Avengers, classic Marvel hero, Norse god… and soon to be big screen blockbuster star. But before tomorrow’s review of the film, Alex, Dan, and Jeff take a look at the most recent version of the character in comics. Does the Straczynski & Coipel trade make the guys more or less excited about the movie? Be sure to check back tomorrow when we review the THOR movie!
Video Rating: 4 / 5