“Mining our nostalgia” OR “Disney, what is wrong with you?! Get on the ball!”

Maybe you’ve seen the following video making the rounds on the web this week, as Disney recreated the opening theme song to DuckTales using real ducks. It’s the latest in what I’ve seen as a growing trend by the Big Mouse company in mining the nostalgia of my generation, which grew up in the 1980sContinue reading ““Mining our nostalgia” OR “Disney, what is wrong with you?! Get on the ball!””

Day in the Life – a photo essay

Whether they know it or not, everyone has a story to tell. However, some folks never tell their stories because they think they have nothing to say – that their life is too boring. It’s with that in mind, that I set out to create a photo essay that took something routine and mundane –Continue reading “Day in the Life – a photo essay”

Happy Memorial Day

I know that these days, many people associate Memorial Day as ‘the unofficial start to summer’ or a ‘long weekend’ to barbecue, travel or get together with family and friends. None of those are inaccurate ways to spend the day. Heck, we took advantage of nice weather and worked on our garden. Just make sureContinue reading “Happy Memorial Day”

Blasts from the past

I’ve gone on and on previously as to why my comic book reading is few and far between these days, likely taking me the full gamut from childhood comic fan to young adult comic aficionado to now being that parent who will one day tell my son that those funnybooks were ‘better in my day!’Continue reading “Blasts from the past”

Despite current trends, super-heroes DO get better with age

I’m going to geek out a bit and talk about comic books and families. It’s no secret that I’ve been a reader of comic books for most of my life. The tastes have changed, as have the characters, topics, and nature of it all, but it dawned on me recently that one of the thingsContinue reading “Despite current trends, super-heroes DO get better with age”

Bat-Kid gives me hope for the world

You have no doubt seen somewhere, be it television, newspapers, or the internet, the story of BatKid saving San Francisco-turned Gotham City from the likes of The Riddler and The Penguin this week. If you haven’t yet heard about it, take a second and Google “BatKid” and read a few stories about it and comeContinue reading “Bat-Kid gives me hope for the world”

The mecca of Mo

We have been to the mecca – the mecca of Mo, at least. This summer, we were visiting friends in Massachusetts (for a baby shower of their own little guy) and were just a stone’s throw away from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. With some careful planning (and some early departure timeContinue reading “The mecca of Mo”