Our family watched the Christmas classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer the other night. We saw it on DVD, which not only gave us the flexibility to watch it on a night that was most convenient for us, but it also provided an opening so that I could tell the girls how, when mommy and daddy were… Read More Adventures in Parenting: The dark side of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Talking Star Wars never, ever gets old. Especially when we’re talking about Star Wars swag. Because no franchise has better ‘stuff’ than Star Wars. I dropped by the PIX11 Morning News to show a table full of interesting products tied to the debut of ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (If you want a spoiler-free… Read More The Force is Strong with this Star Wars Holiday Gift Guide
I love Christmas music. You heard me! (copyright: Matthew Berry) This time of year, the sounds of the season bring a bounce to my step and put a smile on my face. As a kid in the stone age of FM Radio, the arrival of the holiday season was doubly exciting because it meant the… Read More 12 Great Songs – My Perfect Holiday Playlist
What is it about collecting, that metaphorical itch you just can’t scratch? I’ve been blessed/plagued by it for as long as I can remember. I’m a big comics fan, as is probably obvious to anyone who follows me here or Instagram/Twitter. For a good 20+ years, I collected comics, doing the whole bag & board thing,… Read More The Allure of Collecting, and Hey! I scored the cover art to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods!
I spend lots of time at my kids’ school. They’re fortunate to go to the type of school that encourages active parental involvement. One of the benefits of spending so much time on campus is learning new things about my children. For example, I know from other parents and teachers that Talia is clearly a… Read More Kids & Memories Of My Dad
If you follow me on social media, especially Instagram, then you know I have an irrational love for all things Pumpkin. The fall for me is all about Pumpkining (not sure if that’s a word, but I like the way it reads and sounds). Sadly, my fascination with this product of the Cucurbitaceae family is not shared… Read More 5 Treats To Try On #NationalPumpkinDay –
Earlier this week, I sat down to watch the new film, Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie with Alexia and Talia. I was given a screening link ahead of the film’s one-day theatrical release that’s happening today, a special event put on by Fathom Events. Mind you, until very recently, I had NO IDEA what Yo-Kai Watch was.… Read More What in the world is a Yo-Kai Watch and how does my daughter know about it?
How many times have you followed through on a dream project? Speaking for myself, a guy with about a half-dozen unfinished screenplays and an equal number of home improvement projects at various stages of completion, I would say not nearly as much I would like. Which is why one of the reasons I love my… Read More Evangeline Lilly on her children’s book series, The Squickerwonkers
You kind of had a feeling before it started that something special was about to happen, but the panel for “Marvel’s Iron Fist” Saturday night at New York Comic Con 2016 really surpassed everyone’s expectations. We not only learned a lot about the upcoming Iron Fist series, but we also scored major scoop on The… Read More The Iron Fist Panel Shows Why Comic Cons Rule
It sometimes can be tough being the younger sibling. Watching your older brother or sister be able to do stuff you can’t just because you’re a few years younger can be a crushing blow. I know of what I speaketh of. I’m nearly three years younger than my brother. When we were kids, that had its… Read More C’mon, This Train …