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…]

January 8th, 2015

#Dadventure: First NBA game

I benefit greatly from a spouse who goes a long way to make my “Dadventures” possible.  She encourages me to take time with our boys and often seeks out and suggests activities for me to do with them. This Dadventure falls squarely into that category.  It begins with a Christmas gift she gave me.  In [Read More…]

Do youhaiku?

October 17th, 2014

Do you Haiku?

This week we have been studying haiku at our house.  After my wife introduced it to the boys earlier in the week I thought it might be worthwhile to introduce the boys to a little history behind the origin of haiku. One of my favorite quotes is from the master samurai poet, Matsuo Bashō: “Do [Read More…]

May 22nd, 2014

Dad for a Decade -10 things I’ve learned along the way

For the past decade I have been a dad.   Being a father has always been exciting for me, something I looked forward to.  It isn’t always easy.  It isn’t always fun.  It is definitely one of the most rewarding things I have done.  It is hard sometimes recalling what my life was like before [Read More…]

February 19th, 2014

Quickie: Robots

9 yo: I know one good reason for having a birth certificate to prove you were born.

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…]

January 23rd, 2014

Anger Management

A few weeks ago I sat on my couch, with my boys, watching as the Chicago Bears let the NFC North Division Championship slip away.  At one point my youngest turned to me and said “Dad, you can swear if you want to…” I have been working on my swearing in front of the boys and [Read More…]