Dammit Jim, I’m a Storyteller, not a Question Answerer!

I have a problem. I know I have it, and yet I don’t know what to do about it. Because I only realize I am doing it after the fact when it is too late. In the moment, I am providing much-needed clarity. It is only through the powers of Captain Hindsight that I am […]

Twelve Adventures: #5 – Helicopters, Battleships, and the Empire State

Tenor Mom and I were up last night trying to decide how many official adventures this Make-a-Wish trip constituted. Clearly more than one, right? I mean, every day was an adventure! And some days we had several adventures! So maybe we count some and not others, or maybe we divide them up by day, or maybe […]

An Apology to Bill Peebles For Being a Little Too Excited About Star Wars

Bill Peebles, as I’m sure you know, is an award-winning* blogger, thinker, philosopher, and all-around insightful and amazing guy. He writes some great stuff over at ihopeiwinatoaster. If you haven’t read any of his achingly beautiful ramblings on life, parenting, and the joy and despair of growing up, do yourself a favor and check it […]

The Top 10 Numbers Between 1 and 10

Hey people! It’s Friday! That means you want to read something fun and easy before your weekend. Something like a list! But lists are so overdone, aren’t they? So many numbered items… But why do we never rank the numbers themselves?! I will fix that right now. Here are the top 10 integers between one and […]

Music I Wish I Had Written

Have you ever loved something so much that you wish you had created it?  It sounds, on the surface, like a very strange thing.  Are we not lazy Americans?!  Is it not better to have someone else do the work, and then to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor?  What is is […]

The Greatest Crossovers of All Time

There is nothing like a good crossover.  It’s the reason why “The Avengers” was the number one movie last year, and why there is so much fan-fiction written that attempts to blend two different universes.  There is just something inherently exciting and geek-tastic about two (or more) of your favorite characters meeting and interacting.  I […]

Please Pull Over So I Can Explain

Okay, so I was driving home last night and I pulled onto the interstate a few exits north of my house.  I got on in a small section in which the speed limit is 55 mph, though almost all of the interstate highways in Vermont have 65 mph limits.  Wanting to go fast, but also […]

I Am Spock

I grew up on Star Trek, both the original series and everything subsequent, and my favorite character was always that half-human, half-vulcan science officer, Mr. Spock.  It never really occurred to me to wonder why he was my favorite, but I think I have finally figured it out anyway.  I am Spock.  No, I don’t […]

Loves From My Father

As Father’s Day is this weekend, I thought I would take this opportunity to reflect on the things in my life that I love because my father loved them first. These are the things I carry from him, and always will. 1. Comic Books When I was 6 or 7, my father gave me his […]