New Kids Music for the Latest 35 Mix – August 2015 Edition!

As summer is winding down and we start gearing up for school to begin next week, I think it’s time to take a look at some of the great new music we’ve been listening to these past few months, because there’s some cool stuff out there that you won’t want to miss. All of these […]

Lego Dimensions vs. Disney Infinity

Lego Dimensions. Disney Infinity 3.0. Since neither of these games are out yet and I have not played either of them, this seems like a good time for me to talk about them, don’t you think? Because I have a problem. I don’t know which one to get!!! Let’s look at this objectively. I have […]

Violence is Easy, Sex is Hard

In the years before I had children, and even for much of the past seven years of parenting, I have loudly and indignantly declared to anyone who would listen that I would much rather show my children sex than violence.  I pretentiously and self-righteously condemned our culture of guns and machismo, wondering at great volume […]

That Time I Actually Thought the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Was Coming For Me

The year: 1986.  The place: Rural Vermont.  The boy: Me.  The event: Ghostbusters.  The result: Chaos. I had been dying to see Ghostbusters for what felt like my entire life.  All of my friends at school had seen it, and the marketplace was flooded with 1st grader appropriate Ghostbusting merchandise.  Every book order form was […]

The Roads and Rails Museum of Frederick, MD

My ten-year-old self has just found his new favorite place.  It was completely by accident of course; we went there with the intention of making my three-year-old son very happy.  Bleric Ack had been hunting up fun things for us to do while we were staying with him over Thanksgiving, and this was the top […]

A New Way to Remember Dates

I did well in school, but I could have done better.  The thing is, I am terrible at remembering dates.  Sure, there are a few that we all know, like “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” and the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence, but most dates just slip right out of my […]

The Problem With My Brain

There is a problem with my brain.  I suspect that I may have ADD.  Or ADHD.  Or whatever they are calling it these days.  Thinking about it now, I was definitely that kid back in school, and even though they didn’t have Ritalin in those days, I’m sure they would have tried to give it […]

Where to Buy Super Hero Underwear For Girls

People, a miraculous thing has happened.  After lamenting last week that I could not buy my daughter any super hero underwear due to the fact that she is a female and is therefore supposed to only like Barbie and Hello Kitty, I got a message from a fellow blogger and a friend of mine.  Now, […]

When People Don’t Get Your Pop Culture References

The other night, after a particularly busy burger night, I was commiserating with a fellow employee about how dirty and tired we were.  I noticed a layer of ash covering my hands and arms, which prompted me to say “They look like good strong hands, don’t they?  I always thought that’s what they were.”  This […]


Last night, my wife took me on a date to see my favorite movie of all time on the big screen.  I was only six when Ghostbusters first arrived in theaters, and so I missed out, although I did see it on VHS when I was seven and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I also […]