March 17th, 2016

Episode 10: The Leprechauns Made Us Do It.

Pat and I spring the luck o’ the Irish on ya…  we break down the mythical origins of Leprechauns then jump into the science of rainbows, and finally give you the inside scoop on what you’ll find at the end of the rainbow…  You won’t want to miss this one!   Happy St. Patricks Day!

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…]

Norse Myths

October 30th, 2015

Sacrifice – Tyr’s Loss is Your Gain

At some point in your life you’re going to hear or have heard a story about sacrifice. It will likely be intended to encourage you to work hard for something you desire. It will likely encourage you to work through tough times as you strive to be successful. It will definitely make you feel good about what [Read More…]

October 16th, 2015

Finding Fatherhood in the Myths of Old

I have always loved a good story.  As a boy I loved to hear them, as I grew older I became fascinated by the many ways we tell them; now as a father, I love telling them.  Mythological stories are particular favorites of mine.  They are the morality plays that have set the standard for how we [Read More…]

April 24th, 2015

The Round Up: 4-24-2014

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 18th, 2015

The Round Up: 4-17-2015

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:

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…]