Yule Candles

December 21st, 2016

“Yule” be glad you read this!

My family loves a good celebration.  This fact makes December quite a fun month for us.  There is so much to celebrate.  I am fond of using the term “Happy Holidays” during this season because I never know who is celebrating what, or if they are like me and celebrating everything they can. Tonight my [Read More…]

December 23rd, 2015

Episode 7: I Always Feel Like St. Nick is Watching Me…

Nicholas, a bishop in Turkey about 200 years after the birth of Christ, became the ripe jolly old elf Santa Claus we know and love today.  But it was no easy task, along the way he stops a man from selling his daughters into prostitution, deals with an innkeeper who dismembers and pickles children, gets [Read More…]

Lego Santa Claus

December 20th, 2015

Cracking the Case: Santa Claus

At my house we are preparing to break the spell over one of the first deceptions we perpetrated on our children.  That is correct, we are bracing to break the news about Santa Claus.  It is a moment that I feel a little apprehension about. That moment when one or both of my kids ask [Read More…]

December 9th, 2015

Episode 6: Football’s Funny Scoring System and the Civil War

The Civil War really gave rise to the game of American Football, Pat and I dig into the rich history and ultimately answer why the scoring is so random in the game…  give it a listen

December 4th, 2015

Money, Money, Money (Federal Reserve Museum Dadventure)

No one will ever say of me that I don’t love the city of Chicago! I love the many rich, rewarding experiences it holds for my family, from great food, great art, fun shows, and exciting sports, Chicago is one of my favorite places to be! A little while back the boys spent a day [Read More…]

November 15th, 2015

7 Life Lessons Kids Can Learn from Football

I have learned some life lessons by watching football. — I love football. Fall can never get here fast enough for me. As a father, I am sharing my love of the game with my kids. Watching football together is becoming a tradition with my boys. And even as it is a great pass-time and [Read More…]

November 5th, 2015

But Daddy Why Episode 4: Why is the Sky Blue?

Pat and I dig into the question that kicked of the idea for this podcast, “Why is the sky blue?”  We also explain why you can sometimes see the moon during the day. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/butdaddywhy/2015/11/04/why-is-the-sky-blue