March 16th, 2015

A Snowboarding #Dadventure

We finally got around to introducing our boys on the slopes.  Like many great adventures it was a happy little accident of sorts, but it has opened a new chapter of winter fun for our family. We live a few hours away from the Wisconsin Dells, where they have a ridiculous amount of indoor (and outdoor) [Read More…]

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March 5th, 2015

#AmazonFamilyUS – What we are asking for…

DadBloggers like Amazon.  We like buying stuff.  We like the convenience that offers.  What we don’t like is being an afterthought. This is why we are trying to give Amazon a chance to change their outdated and narrow focused marketing to something that can be embraced by all caregivers. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Gay families, [Read More…]


March 4th, 2015

Before there was Halo… There was Wumpus…

Every once in a while we get into a video game nostalgia at my house.  My boys have grown up in an age of the Nintendo Wii. So when I trot out something like an Atari emulator and hook it up to our TV it is like Back to the Future at our house.  This week [Read More…]


March 2nd, 2015

#Dads4Oren: Shine some light

Oren Miller died this weekend.  Three years ago I didn’t know him at all. I just talked about being a dad on Facebook and blogged about it from time to time. Then I was invited to join a group of Dad Bloggers he had put together. I had no idea what that would end up meaning [Read More…]


February 27th, 2015

#BlackandBlue vs #WhiteandGold is all about #RodsandCones

So provided that you are still married/in a relationship after being shown a picture of a Black-Blue/White-Gold dress… Maybe a little science is in order… let’s talk rods and cones for a moment.  In your eye you have rods and cones and by eye I am specifically taking about your retina. Cones detect and interpret [Read More…]

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February 26th, 2015

Quickie: Who wants a “crapy Dad”?

So my kids have an e-mail address they can use to e-mail my wife and I, their grandparents and various aunts and uncles.  It has been an interesting experiment little experiment, and  all-in-all it has been a fun way to work on spelling, grammar, and punctuation.   Apparently it is also impacting whether I am  a crapy [Read More…]


February 11th, 2015

#Dadvice: Don’t be afraid of the big bad code

When I was growing up, being a programmer was not widely considered a path to career success. We were encouraged to become lawyers and doctors… maybe accountants… if we were good at math.  I know that is a generalization, but that was the stereotype then.  Computers and programming were nerdy pursuits and nerdy=bad, at least [Read More…]