Aug 012014
 
Review: Cosmic Carnage in Guardians of the Galaxy

If you’re looking for a little air conditioning to help get through the dog days of August and your kids are fans of superhero mayhem, you should consider seeing Guardians of the Galaxy. As with most superhero movies these days there is plenty of carnage and implied death that earns the movie its PG-13 rating, [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…]

Jun 102014
 
What Kind of Dad Are You?

As Father’s Day approaches the mailbox has been filling with magazines paying homage to dads. Often they are filled with stories of children discovering the truth about the father they thought they knew (or never knew – pathos!) or dads reflecting on the wonder of childhood as they see themselves reflected in their children’s eyes. [Read more…]

May 252014
 
Choosing What's Appropriate

My son had a sleepover last weekend with a friend and I got into a conversation with the parents whose son was eager to watch Star Wars Episode III. Because my son is obsessed with Harry Potter and I’m not a big fan of the first three episodes of Star Wars my son hadn’t seen [Read more…]

Apr 302014
 
Star Wars: The Important Question

UPDATE: In honor of the announcement this week of the official cast of Star Wars Episode VII we’re reprinting a classic piece about one of the most important questions any father has to answer. Oh, and in case you somehow missed it original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, [Read more…]