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Reading Boy

My son, at nearly 5 years of age, is big into the whole good vs. evil concept. He loves superheroes, Star Wars, and nearly every incarnation of fictional character one can imagine serving one of the aforementioned roles; good or evil. We played “superheroes” most of the day, Sunday. I…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

Superhero Quiz (Revisited)

I was reminded of the Superhero quiz today and thought I should try it again to see how the results compare or contrast. Today, I am Green Lantern Green Lantern 70% Superman 65% Robin 62% Spider-Man 60% Catwoman 60% The Flash 60% Iron Man 55% Supergirl 50% Batman 50% Wonder…Continue Reading

Metaphysiology: My Word, not Theirs

I thought I invented the word metaphysiology just now. Meta- being the state of something being in an advanced or super state, physique/physical representing the anatomy, and finally -ology being the study of. Together that gives you the “scientific study of superhuman qualities or powers.” Alas, the New Age folks…Continue Reading

Dragon*Con 2006: Day 2

Saturday morning marked two firsts for us. One was that we were in Atlanta for DragonCon early enough to actually see the parade. The second was that we were actually in the parade! Not only that, we were part of the debut of drumming and dancing in the parade’s attendance.…Continue Reading

Prison Love

My good friend, A. (for Anonymous), was recently the target of a very strange package indeed. Being a female and having some public recognition, she is apparently an ideal target for some pen-pal romance from beyond the gates of prison. The package came to her work place, where the perp.…Continue Reading

Take the Superhero Quiz

I am Superman Superman 80% Green Lantern 75% Spider-Man 70% Catwoman 70% The Flash 65% Robin 55% Supergirl 53% Batman 50% Iron Man 50% Wonder Woman 48% Hulk 30% Mild-mannered, good, strong and you love to help others. Click here to take the “Which Superhero are you?” quiz…

I’m Batman!

Superhero’s (and Dora the Explorer) assembled last night for autographs and pictures with the kids – or their parents in some cases. Dora’s appearance in the gig was a little out of place, though not ignored by the children. Most of them were probably there to see her more than…Continue Reading