Some three decades after my first go-around with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it’s once again ‘cowabunga time’ as my girls (and our cat) recently discovered, and have fallen in love with, the hard shelled pranksters Leonardo and Michelangelo, Donny and Raph. My memory, while still holding down the fort at […]
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I wanted to have Mouse’s school buds, the ones who came to her paint-yer-own-pottery party two weeks ago, over to the house for an end of school par-tay, a brief frolic in the meadow, er, backyard, to pick up their finished gnomes and glazed dragons, and to say fare-thee-well to […]
Nothing brings about more joy and fear in me as a father than being around children who are not my own; whether it’s the 3rd grader who boastfully packs a switchblade in his backpack or the 10-year-old girl twerking to Rihanna at the playground, signs of premature adulthood are everywhere. […]
Aside from a complete disdain for egg slicers and the sheer inability to drink milk out of clear plastic cups, I’ve got no issues. None. I religiously listen to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, so I hear a parade of folks talk to the comedian each week and every one of […]
The Man in the Moon by William Joyce The Man in the Moon is a lovingly told, fantasy thrill ride through the creation of beloved fictional childhood luminaries Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Sandman and more, plus a curious explanation of how the Earth’s moon came to light up our night […]
“It’s not that I want back all my innocence, just the joy of losing it again” – Dawes “Strangers Getting Stranger” An entire generation – maybe our nation even – lost its innocence at the hands of the Manson Family murders and the Kent State shootings. Baseball’s was stripped away […]