Why It’s Hard to Get Ice Cream in Turkey

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In Turkey, an ice cream vendor is not just a sales clerk--he's an artist and a talented showman.This video will give you an idea of just what you might have to go through to get a simple ice cream cone in Istanbul!  … [Read more...]

My Interview With Patricia Heaton, Star of “Moms’ Night Out”

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“Like every mom, what I wouldn’t give to go back for an hour and just cuddle them!”  --Patricia Heaton, talking about motherhood, her own family, and a new family-friendly film In November it was my privilege to talk with Patricia Heaton, star of the upcoming film Moms’ Night Out, an ambitious and entertaining family-friendly comedy that will hit theatres in Summer 2014.  Our conversation centered on motherhood, and Patricia’s own struggles with meshing work and family life.I a … [Read more...]

Fun and Games at the Vatican: Pope Francis Sports a Clown Nose

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Every Wednesday morning in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope greets pilgrims from around the world and offers a papal blessing to throngs gathered to hear his message to the world.  One enduring tradition is that newlywed couples who attend the audience in their wedding attire will be seated in the front row and will receive a special blessing from the Holy Father.At the Wednesday Audience on November 6, one of the newlywed couples were volunteers with the Rainbow Association Marco Lagulli Onlus, … [Read more...]