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Adventures in Pinewood Derby Racing

  For many years I would not consider letting the boys join Cub Scouts. The reason was the organization’s stance against allowing gay members from joining, that policy ended in 2013 and our boys joined scouts last year. What I didn’t realize is that there is still in-place today a policy against allowing gay leaders. Hopefully, that […]

I Played Frogger for an Afternoon and Loved It

We are gamers.  That’s why we were high-fiving each other all week counting down the days for the Neon Retro Arcade to open last week.  It’s a new arcade that opened in Old Town Pasadena. It’s full of classic arcade games like Mario Bros, Q-bert, Frogger and many more. You buy unlimited play for $10 […]

Adding Some Activity to Time Outs

So our latest parental attempt at trying to reduce the battle royal that is brotherhood is to do the Bart Simpson Chalkboard thing.  Write the behavior you will no longer do multiple times. With no chalkboard in our home, a scrap piece of paper works good enough. It remains to be scene if this is effective; […]

Our Mario Kart Family History

It all began around age 2.  The boys would play Mario Kart on the Wii with me. I would sit on the couch and they would stand in front of me. Holding the Wii steering wheel they would move the wheel side to side as I controlled the turns holding their elbows while they pressed […]

Let the Robot War Begin!

Our son Theo told us about a year ago that he wants to be a “robot builder” and race car driver, when he is not building robots.  Oscar decided to join in the idea too. Fortunately, our move to California br0ught us a 10 minute drive to a Rolling Robots store where robot building can […]

Lonely Boy Dance

I have been a Black Keys fan since Thickfreakness.  I first learned about the band from a Mississippi Blues documentary I caught back in 2002 or 2003 on IFC channel.  Their raw, blues inspired sound was so different than anything else at the time.  Fortunately, I also did some business travel back then and spent […]