A Girl and Her Dog

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself with super powers?  It’s the question a middle school girl named Lacey finds herself facing when she and her dog stumble across a pair of costumes that do just that, imbuing both kid and canine with powers beyond those of mere mortals.  It’s Lacey & Lily!Continue reading “A Girl and Her Dog”

Customer Service – the Real Superheroes

If you’ve ever watched the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street, you’re likely familiar with the buzz created when the real-life Santa Claus (mistaken for an actor playing the role) is put into the throne at Macy’s with the intention to push overstocked toys and instead starts telling parents and children alike where to findContinue reading “Customer Service – the Real Superheroes”

A super party for our super hero

We recently had a birthday party for our little guy. It was the first time we ever actually had it at our house. Usually we relied on the kindness of grandparents on both sides to get us through over the years, as our house had long been too small to have anyone over beyond aContinue reading “A super party for our super hero”

Lacey and Lily

I grew up reading comic books. It all goes back to that copy of Uncle Scrooge in “North of the Yukon” that was in a pile of old comics my grandmother kept in the closet for when we were home sick from school. I sat on the couch, leafed through its colorful pages (and beautifulContinue reading “Lacey and Lily”

..And we all teamed up!

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve actually sat down to talk a little bit about life, and that’s just because life’s been so crazy it’s been hard to find the time! As I’ve said before, I commend those of you who can post every day or even close to every day. Where do you findContinue reading “..And we all teamed up!”

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”

Must-read books to add to your shelf

Storytime is a wonderful and strong tradition to have in your household, and the earlier you start with your kids the better. We’ve made storytime a nightly habit in our house, starting the week our little guy came home from the hospital. Now almost two, it has become routine for him to go to theContinue reading “Must-read books to add to your shelf”

Looking to the Stars

Some people may scoff at the idea of a comic book making a profound emotional connection with someone. But, since you’re at a blog called “The Dorky Daddy,” I’m hoping you either know what you’re in for or are open to the possibility. Feeling a craving for a bit of nostalgia from my teen years,Continue reading “Looking to the Stars”

Operation Gratitude

I don’t do a lot of holding onto my comics when I’m done reading them these days. It’s rare I come across something I want to hold on to ‘forever’ like I did when I was a kid. And with the proliferation of collected editions that easily fit onto a bookshelf, the number of actualContinue reading “Operation Gratitude”