Cartoon Madness!!!

You would think the media giants were reading this blog (or my mind) with the pop culture news coming out this week, tailor-made for those of us who grew up watching cartoons in the era of John Hughes movies and Balki Bartokomous. Some time ago, I wrote about my disappointment when childhood favorite Inspector GadgetContinue reading “Cartoon Madness!!!”

The train wreck that is the Thomas the Tank Engine Table

Colorful book covers surround you at every turn, enticing you to crack open the spine and see what magic lies inside these children’s tales. A small stage where storytimes are held, entrancing children with tales of wonder. In a corner, a wooden table adorned with wooden train tracks, and little toy versions of Thomas andContinue reading “The train wreck that is the Thomas the Tank Engine Table”

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

While sure, there are many times where being in the presence of children can be downright exhausting – there’s also many a time when a child brings out something fresh, something new, something lost in a person. They can be rejuvenating. Whether it’s their laughter, their imagination or just their energy and innocence, it makesContinue reading “Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks”

Building a cat shelter for the strays

As the days get longer, they can also get quite a bit colder, and after bundling our little ones and ourselves up, making sure the car gets started and defrosts, you may be all set to battle the elements of your day. But, while I know I risk the moniker of ‘Crazy Cat Guy,’ theContinue reading “Building a cat shelter for the strays”