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World of Wheels

We attended our first ever World of Wheels show in Atlanta this year with friends. We are largely unfamiliar with the “World of Wheels,” as it were, though it was actually cooler than I had imagined. Balthazar had a time running from brightly colored car to Hot Wheels-inspired dream. We…Continue Reading

2010: An Alice Oddessey

Clear your calendars for 2010. Tim Burton is making an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland beginning in May 2008. It’s currently scheduled for release in 2010, so it may actually be too early to put together solid plans. I haven’t heard much, but I know it’s supposed to be animated…Continue Reading

The Lone Ranger

We have now officially fallen to a distant 2nd for Balthazar’s adoration. My mother gave him the gift of a lifetime – somewhat inadvertently – yesterday. She had been at a dog party where the requirement was to dress up your animals for Halloween. Among hers, she had some cowboy…Continue Reading

Monster House, A Review

We took Balthazar to see “Monster House” this past weekend. He really enjoys watching movies, so when there’s something appropriate on for his attention span, we love to take him. This time was a little different. He’s been watching the previews on TV and specifically requested “Monster House.” We were…Continue Reading

Childhood Memories Crushed

A friend of mine at work asked me the other day if I had played with G.I. Joe toys when I was a kid. I had, of course, and quite fondly remembered them. Unlike many small boys, I did not indulge in morbid acts of violence against said heroes. No,…Continue Reading

Back in the U.S. of A.

There was a slight-ish angst lifted as I passed the border patrol in Buffalo to return to the United States. Canada is only barely a foreign country, but I found myself uneasy about consequences I was unfamiliar with. I’m generally a rule-breaker, and make my decisions based upon logical reasoning…Continue Reading

Happy Father’s Day

What does a dad do on Father’s Day? My first inclination was to shirk all responsiblity and play games all day. I’m thinking that this is in stark contrast to the role of “father,” so how could I spend “Father’s Day” as a bachelor? So I spend the day as…Continue Reading

Outpost Nine :: Editorials

Carlos sent me a link to a teacher’s comments on “English as a Second Language” in Japan. It came recommended as hilarious, and I do indeed concur. It’s a little like watching an anime cartoon that makes no sense, while a telepathic commentator gives you a play-by-play. “So, in effect,…Continue Reading