Nov 202013
Pride and Prejudice

My wife has been a big fan of 18th century British women novelists since she was knee high to a grasshopper. As I’ve said here before, while I was lounging around my room reading comic books she was reading Jane Eyre by candlelight. Because there was a blackout in the old Dutch farmhouse they were living [Read more…]

Nov 052013
Ender's Game - Parent Content Review

Title: Ender’s Game Author: Orson Scott Card Originally Published: First as a short story in 1977 and then as a novel in 1985. The novel Ender’s Game was actually written after its sequel Speaker For the Dead. Awards: Nebula (1985) and Hugo (1986) Awards Summary: In the future humanity is at war with an alien [Read more…]

Mar 052013
What to cook when you don't like to cook

At first it might seem ironic that I should be writing a post about cooking, because I don’t like to cook. I debated for a while the wisdom of me, of all people, writing about food. So many of our friends are knowledgeable about food and wine and are excellent cooks – compared to them [Read more…]

Feb 252013
Spotify This!

I was not one of those people who were all up in arms when Tipper Gore first suggested labeling music as a warning to parents. I wasn’t particularly passionate either way about the subject. However, I didn’t see giving someone a heads up that the content of a song contained sexually explicit references or whatever [Read more…]