Trick or treat with comics!!

For the past several years (at least since becoming homeowners), I’ve tried to do something a little different than the standard candy giveaway on Halloween night. I’m by no means the person handing out toothbrushes or bags of pennies that I sometimes encountered when I was a kid, but I do like to break thingsContinue reading “Trick or treat with comics!!”

Separation Anxiety

sep·a·ra·tion anx·i·e·ty noun the normal fear and apprehension expressed by infants when removed from their mothers or approached by strangers. any similar reaction in later life caused by separation from familiar surroundings or close friends or family. This or something akin to this is likely what you’ll find when you search for the definition ofContinue reading “Separation Anxiety”

Too Busy?

This summer I had come home from work, per usual, greeted by the hugging arms of the little man. I talked to my wife for a few minutes, set down my bags, was going to change my clothes and then do, I don’t know, it probably wasn’t important, when our son asked me if IContinue reading “Too Busy?”

Rescue Rangers to the Rescue! (with real chipmunks)

Oh My Disney​ has followed up last year’s “Ducktales with Real Ducks” video with a real Chipmunk take on another Disney Afternoon favorite – Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers​. The Ducktales video was followed by an announcement of a reboot for the show, something I had been pushing for quite some time. Well, not soContinue reading “Rescue Rangers to the Rescue! (with real chipmunks)”

Big Boy Bed

Just like the warm breeze of summer is destined to make way to chilly winds of fall, so too go the years of our lives, moving, what seems, ever-faster the older we get. And when it comes to watching our children grow, that train of time seems to forever be speeding faster and faster awayContinue reading “Big Boy Bed”

Three

Three years. How quickly they go by. It seems like only yesterday I cradled you in my arms, swaddled in a blanket covered in baby footprints, wondering how I was so lucky to get to welcome you into this world. When we brought you home, I never thought I could feel so exhausted again inContinue reading “Three”

“Father’s Day with Thomas the Tank Engine” OR “Sir Topham Hatt is very cross with you”

What? No blog entry on Father’s Day? You’re a dad blogger for crying out loud! There’s a very simple reason I am blogging about Father’s Day today and not yesterday. I was too busy enjoying it. Father’s Day was an absolute delight for me. I got up and Meg had made a wonderful breakfast forContinue reading ““Father’s Day with Thomas the Tank Engine” OR “Sir Topham Hatt is very cross with you””

One Gorilla

Another book recently came our way from Independent Publishers Group – “One Gorilla” by Joy Dey and Nikki Johnson. Amid pages of watercolor images of various animals is a story of one good deed leading to another among the mighty creatures of the jungle, big and small. The overall message of the book is greatContinue reading “One Gorilla”

Knocking down debt with the snowball method – another update

Eight years ago, I was single, working as a newspaper reporter and living on my own in an apartment. Oh, yeah. I was also buried in debt – student loans, credit cards, car payments, you name it. It’s not something I’m proud of, but as I’ve chronicled here in the past, I put all thisContinue reading “Knocking down debt with the snowball method – another update”