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…]

July 23rd, 2015

Behind the Scenes at a #GlutenFree Bakery

There are many things that I took for granted growing up.  I think we all tend to do that.  I think back to the adventures and field-trips I had as a kid and as long as it didn’t cost too much to go on them I was off (to be honest I really don’t remember how much [Read More…]

June 10th, 2015

This book is a big deal to me

Back in 2003… When I had just learned that I was going to be a dad, I did something that came very natural to me.  I decided to learn about being a Dad.  It is my default mode for almost anything new that  I do.  When I engage this mode I generally head to a [Read More…]

February 27th, 2015

#BlackandBlue vs #WhiteandGold is all about #RodsandCones

So provided that you are still married/in a relationship after being shown a picture of a Black-Blue/White-Gold dress… Maybe a little science is in order… let’s talk rods and cones for a moment.  In your eye you have rods and cones and by eye I am specifically taking about your retina. Cones detect and interpret [Read More…]

February 11th, 2015

#Dadvice: Don’t be afraid of the big bad code

When I was growing up, being a programmer was not widely considered a path to career success. We were encouraged to become lawyers and doctors… maybe accountants… if we were good at math.  I know that is a generalization, but that was the stereotype then.  Computers and programming were nerdy pursuits and nerdy=bad, at least [Read More…]