August 18th, 2014

A Little Bit on the Guardians of the Galaxy

The other night I was explaining to wife how all the “recent” Marvel movies are tied together in one big story line.  She was a little surprised to find out the Guardians of the Galaxy is part of a story that includes Iron Man and Captain America.  Truthfully it is a conversation I have with [Read More…]

July 17th, 2014

A Rendezvous at Isle a la Cache

A few weeks ago we took a step back into the 18th century.  We didn’t need a flux capacitor, just a short drive to a local forest preserve and a place known as Isle a la Cache.  Isle a la Cache is a 95 acre island and part of The Des Plaines River preservation system.  It [Read More…]

July 7th, 2014

You Should Definitely Read Into This Post

When I was a little tyke I remember wanting to read.  I wanted to read so bad I felt like it was killing me.  My workbooks were hard, my flashcards were hard, my phonics lessons were hard; but then again I was only 5 years old.  I saw people reading and wondered what would it [Read More…]

February 7th, 2014

Dadventure2Go: The Art Museum

With the new year I have decided to launch a new feature called Dadventure2G0.  These are posts with a downloadable pdf to serve as a guide/aide to the adventure.  If you use them I’d love both feedback and examples of how you used them. So with no further ado I present the first Dadventure2Go. A [Read More…]

November 18th, 2013

#Movember Midway

We have reached the Midway point of Movember and I am really proud of the team I am on.  At this point we have raised almost $6000 for Men’s Health Research and Awareness.  That puts us in the top 200 #Movember Teams in the U.S.  However, my hairy lipped brothers and I want to do [Read More…]

October 2nd, 2013

Dadventure: Exploring the Field Museum

Chicago has some world-class museums and attractions!  I feel very fortunate to be able to take my kids on Dadventures to places where such rich learning can be done.  We have expanded our minds at the Museum of Science and Industry. we’ve sketched in the Art Institute of Chicago, and we’ve been etymologists in the [Read More…]

September 25th, 2013

At The Old Ball Game

I look forward every spring to the start of baseball season. Excited for the first time I hear the crack of the bat, the first roar of the crowd, and the first 7th inning stretch where the crowd sings “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. The same way I savor these experiences at the [Read More…]