Do youhaiku?

October 17th, 2014

Do you Haiku?

This week we have been studying haiku at our house.  After my wife introduced it to the boys earlier in the week I thought it might be worthwhile to introduce the boys to a little history behind the origin of haiku. One of my favorite quotes is from the master samurai poet, Matsuo Bashō: “Do [Read More...]


October 13th, 2014

Quickie: The Elephant

In a recent writing prompt my youngest had to describe an elephant to someone who had never seen one: “Gray and big. Has a big long tusk and trunk. A tusk is a sharp white and cool thing that is like a spike.  A trunk is a long snowt that is gray. p.s. Go to a zoo [Read More...]

Star Wars Reads Day III Activity Kits

October 10th, 2014


Star Wars Reads Day III lands tomorrow all over the place and if the last 2 years are any indication it is going to be epic.  There are tons of events scheduled and lots of Star Wars themed fun to be had.  Check with your local library or bookstore to see if they are hosting and [Read More...]


October 8th, 2014

A little more conversation…

I blew it with my kids the other night… The worst part about it is that I didn’t realize it until after I had started to get mad at them for a situation that I have helped contribute to… Hindsight can be a bitch… When we get together with other adults we tend to talk… conversation [Read More...]

Sky Zone Dadventure

September 25th, 2014

Taking Dodgeball to the Next Level at the SkyZone

One of the things I like about my Dadventures is to experience new things with my boys.  Sometimes we exercise our minds on these adventures other times we exercise our bodies, and it was definitely a physical workout that we got on our recent trip to the Sky Zone.  This place is an indoor playground with wall-to-wall [Read More...]


August 31st, 2014

Quickie: A Bit of Plague

This was the conversation between my boys on the way home from errands yesterday: Youngest: Hey you need to brush your teeth today. Oldest: Why? Youngest: It looks like you have a little bit of plague on your teeth…


August 26th, 2014

Skateboard Lesson

Accomplishing a goal takes bravery.  Sometimes it takes just a little, sometimes it takes all way can muster.  Not every goal is equal, for example… my goal to lose 30 lbs is probably a little more important (and valuable) than my goal to win the Superbowl as ‘Da Bears on Madden ’10.  Each goal we [Read More...]