It’s a Girl!

If I’ve failed to write as of late, it’s like the old saying goes, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Or blame it on the sleep deprivation. Yes, Meg and I have been up late once again, all for a wonderful reason – a little over a week ago, we welcomed our second child into theContinue reading “It’s a Girl!”

“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!””

Shattered

I learned how to remove (and eventually replace) a window pane on a French door recently. Why such a specific lesson, you ask? Because while playing around and being a little maniac, as little kids are supposed to be, our little guy used his head to shatter one of the panes on the doors leadingContinue reading “Shattered”

Houston, we have potty

I’ll spare you the more graphic details, I promise. Suffice it to say, Santa brought the little guy a Baby Bjorn potty for Christmas and we’ve already started putting it to use. While at first, he just wanted to carry it around the house and use it as a convenient chair when he wanted toContinue reading “Houston, we have potty”

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”

“Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind…”

I love the movie “Miracle on 34th Street” If you have yet to see this movie, and you want to believe that human beings can be good, decent people, please do so. Don’t bother with made-for-tv versions or theatrical remakes years later. Go for the real deal. Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and NatalieContinue reading ““Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind…””

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”

The voice from the backseat

There are few things in this world that can instantly put me at ease. As we inch closer to winter, the evenings have become darker all too quick and by the time I pick up my little buddy for our daily trek home, we’re among just one of many pairs of headlights shining through theContinue reading “The voice from the backseat”