Let’s Get Physical!

The Olympics. While our athletic representatives are busting their butts to stack up our gold, Sarabeth and I have been doing our patriotic duty keeping the economy going by ordering pizzas, calzones, Chipolte, and lots of ice cream to root on our favorite Olympians. First off, let me just say that we were totally robbedContinue reading “Let’s Get Physical!”

Not What It Seems

Since I was young I’ve had bad hearing. Thirty-percent hearing loss in one ear and forty-percent in the other. Something like that. As a result I used to get words words wrong all the time. For instance… I thought there was an N in early: “Earnly.” I used to say “supposebly” instead of “supposedly.” (ExceptContinue reading “Not What It Seems”

A Love Letter to Disney

A while back I wrote a love letter to Pixar Animation Studios. I’ll never forget watching my viewership skyrocket that week. What was that all about? A couple of weeks later I received an email from Pixar Headquarters thanking me for my post and saying that it’s been making the rounds in the studio. Imagine that!Continue reading “A Love Letter to Disney”

The Infamous Three-Letter Question

My daughter is starting to ask “Why?” to everything that happens. Most parents get annoyed by it, but I’ve decided to engage her, because I don’t want to stifle her curiosity, or give her any indication that asking “Why?” is at all a bad thing. For instance, I showed her Disney’s The Muppets (2011) for the first timeContinue reading “The Infamous Three-Letter Question”

Make This Your Next Netflix Movie

Hilarity ensues in the Netflix original The Fundamentals of Caring. It’s the first Netflix original I’ve ventured to watch, but wow, I was impressed! I expected just another melodramatic indie film that attempts to tie everything together at the end just for the sake of closing out smoothly. But this Paul Rudd-led film was anything but aContinue reading “Make This Your Next Netflix Movie”

Why It’s Good to Be Disturbed

Netflix is stepping up its game! They’re actually making movies available that I care to watch or revisit (Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Lethal Weapon…) But scrolling through the other night, there was one that caught my attention that I had forgotten was on my to-watch list. It’s a Peter Jackson movie, so that was myContinue reading “Why It’s Good to Be Disturbed”

How Pixar Movies Can Make You a Better Dad

We had on The Incredibles the other night and I was stuck by a crazy thought. Bob Parr, as incredible as he is as a super hero, is actually more endearing as a dad. When he’s playing catch with his son or hugging his daughter, there’s a certain gleam in his eyes that you don’t get whenContinue reading “How Pixar Movies Can Make You a Better Dad”