November 1st, 2015

Abstinence-Focused Driver’s Education

“If cars were supposed to have more than one driver they’d have been made with more that one steering wheel.” What if we approached driver’s ed like we do sex-ed?  — The most important thing you can learn about driving is not to drive until you can afford to own your own car.  You really [Read More…]

But Daddy Way Episode 3 Cover Art

October 30th, 2015

But Daddy Why Episode 3: Halloween, Jack’o’lantern, and the fate of the Mangel Wurzel

Pat and Eric get spooky… well they get Mangel Wurzeled at least… Don’t know what that means? Give this one a listen you’ll also learn about the origins of Halloween and the Jack’o’Lantern as well. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/butdaddywhy/2015/10/30/halloween-jackolantern-and-the-fate-of-the-mangel-wurzel

October 21st, 2015

But Daddy Why Episode 2: Triskaidekaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, and Long Division

Pat and Eric dig into why people are scared of the number 13 and why long division is called “long”.

October 14th, 2015

But Daddy Why Episode 1: Origins of Daylight Saving Time and Wednesday’s Weird Spelling

In this the pilot episode of “But Daddy Why?”, Pat and Eric dig in and do the research to tell you the origin stories of Daylight Saving Time and Wednesday’s funny spelling.

September 17th, 2015

You Can’t Do Your Kid’s Push-Ups

I want to tread into the realm of teaching kids to be strong. I am a father of two young boys who I want to grow up to be strong men. I want my boys to be emotionally, mentally, and physically strong. It is difficult to teach this however. Math, science, language, and history — [Read More…]

August 24th, 2015

Quickie: I do understand

  My oldest and I are quite often caught in long drawn out conversations about science/math.  It is impressive how much he knows and understands, but problematic when he thinks he knows more than he does…  the other day in the car for example I got this little nugget when I made the observation that [Read More…]

August 3rd, 2015

Bakersfield is the Capital of California, and Other Facts I Made Up

I have been wrong before, that is going to come as a bit of a shock to many people I know.  Not the fact that I have been wrong, but rather the fact that I am admitting it. I like being right. I like knowing more about any given subject than other people do. I [Read More…]