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 1st, 2015

A “Blue Man” Lesson on Authenticity

When my kids were young we let them listen to music from The Blue Man Group.  My wife and I had gone to see their traveling “Rock Concert” when it came through Salt Lake City.  In my huge CD collection I had their albums “Audio” and “The Complex”.  Both of them fun albums that had a [Read More…]

May 11th, 2015

Quickie: Wake Up

The other morning as I was waking my youngest up for the second or third time I may have had this conversation with him after mimicking a bugle playing Reveille: Me: Hey you know how much you love everything Army? 9 yo: mmmmph Me: Right now your sarge would be yelling at you… 9 yo: [Read More…]

May 6th, 2015

Quickie: See Store for Details

My kid may be a pop-culture genius… or at least a pretty good source of entertainment for me for years to come. Yesterday as part of his assignment on the Gettysburg Address he submitted this as part of his writing prompt:   Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent [Read More…]

May 2nd, 2015

The Round Up: 5-1-2015

I share a lot of stuff all week long,  You may have missed the good stuff so here is a quick recap of my shares from the last week: 

April 21st, 2015

Quickie: Cow Anus

Nope… we were not coming up with Heavy Metal Band names… we were talking about food.  The boys watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “Layover” series which lead into a discussion about different kinds of food. At one point we pointed out that we are fortunate to be able to go to the supermarket and [Read More…]