Jul 152014
The Superhero Movie Primer

Since three of the top ten films so far this year (in terms of box office) are superhero movies and Guardians of the Galaxy is almost upon us I feel compelled to provide a guide for parents on what constitutes a good and/or appropriate superhero movie for your kids. Why some succeed as entertainment for the youngsters [Read more…]

Jul 052014
How We Found Bone

My kids continue to thwart my efforts to make them like the stuff that I like. Not to say I don’t like the stuff that they’ve come to enjoy, they just refuse to be little clones of me. For example, at their age I completely obsessed over Star Wars, and even though they have friends [Read more…]

Mar 052014
Guardians of the Galaxy and the Future of Comic Book Movies

Marvel has a plan. Specifically Marvel Studios, the movie making arm of Marvel Entertainment, which is itself part of the Walt Disney corporate juggernaut, has a plan.  This is the simple answer to the question: Guardians of the Galaxy? Perhaps you’ve noticed that we’ve been experiencing a glut of superhero movies lately. Starting with the [Read more…]

Jan 052012
A Few Thoughts On Audiobooks

Some families have trouble with their kids watching too much TV or endlessly playing video games. Our kids have trouble with too many audiobooks. It’s all my fault. Back in the day when they were just knee high to a grasshopper their Scottish granny brought a stack of cassette tapes from the UK with interesting [Read more…]