It's like family, only weirder…

First Time on the Mazda

This weekend was a fun-filled one in which Balthazar was introduced to automotive repair. He really enjoyed it, which means at age 6 not only will he be mowing the lawn, he’ll be changing my oil too. My goal was to replace all of my brake pads this weekend; a…Continue Reading

A Message from Balthazar

Balthazar wrote me a nice message this morning. His first, I believe. I think he intended for me to post it here, so here’s Balthazar’s first blog post: Etrosekwekd oiddf.k5rotipskdr4;t,lr.erfr;;;ewk .ir9roi3eeeeeeee eeeeeeeeekkeo3i4o eeeeeeeeeiooooooei3 wlp rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ekrs/d.ðw’ré 444444444444444444444444 pél5[p4 4r’r 4rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

6 Days ’till Dragon*Con 2006

It’s getting down to the wire and it looks like we just scored a room at the Marriott Marquis for Dragon*Con weekend, thanks to Mike Eaves. He’s one of the other drummers on the Silk Roads track and in the Dragon*Con drumming circle. I’m sure I’ve mentioned the apparent misalignment…Continue Reading

Make Sure You Have Clean Underwear

Balthazar received his second backpack in life – this one more official than the diaper bag/backpack we taught him to carry. He perked awake this morning with the clear intention of this backpack accompanying him to daycare (a.k.a. school). All morning he held onto said pack and eagerly considered the…Continue Reading

Flash! Bang! Wow!

Flash has brought about some very entertaining stuff throughout the years. Now artist Alan Becker demonstrates the real struggle in Flash art creation. It’s Animator vs. Animation.

Fresh Dose of Heebee Jeebies

Neatorama shares with us six of the more horrific parasites encountered within the the world. I’ve seen some of these already and I know of others that certainly deserve their fair attention in the top 10. This article however, has some pictures that left me noticing slight skin twitches with…Continue Reading

Word of the Year

Answers.com has this to say about phatic: phat·ic (făt’ĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas. I don’t know how Web 2.0 missed this most appropriate word for the new wave of…Continue Reading

You’re not Ready

Having never attended college officially, I cannot speak to the readiness of our college graduates. I can say however, that nothing but life itself can prepare you for the world.

Fletch Lives

I was such a fan of the 80’s movies surrounding Irwin Fletch’s life in investigative journalism. Zach Braff (apparently positioning himself to leave the cast of Scrubs, another favorite) is setup to play the part of Fletch in a remake that Braff has reenergized after some 5-years of the project’s…Continue Reading