Last Christmas, the kid received an excellent board game: The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition. This masterpiece combines the best qualities of Game of Life and Mario Party into a delightful package. The Game of Life always seems a… Continue Reading
This week my son learned a hard truth. “Live and Let Die” by Wings came on in the car and he asked me about it. I told him that the singer was Paul McCartney, who used to be in the… Continue Reading
I just find this amusing. I was looking up Christmas stuff on Wikipedia, and I saw this first depiction of “Santeclaus” with a reindeer. I don’t know why, I just find the “REWARDS” amusing.
My son and I are just about done reading the excellent physics book We Have No Idea. This is a great intro to the Big Questions facing the next generation of physicists. It covers dark matter, dark energy, the first… Continue Reading
We had some fun Halloween times today. My son got a ton of candy and I think the house’s decorations looked great. Here’s some pictures and videos!
In 1995, I created a Pez dispenser gun that could shoot a piece of candy 3 feet. I decided to submit that to Pez FAQ on Usenet alt.food.pez. It was the first thing I ever contributed to the Internet. It’s… Continue Reading
Today, my son, wife, brother, father and dog went to Kiyokawa Family Orchards in Parkdale, OR. This is a nice scenic 90 minute drive through the Columbia River Gorge and up towards Mount Hood. They have a great set-up for… Continue Reading
I started watching this with the kid. It’s a good show. He does think it gets boring at times; I don’t think he understands pacing yet. I think after we’re done with it, we’ll watch Bad Batch and Star Wars:… Continue Reading
I just read an article about how ebooks suck. (I won’t link to it) I wholeheartedly disagree. My Kobo e-reader is awesome. Family members know that the books I read are often very large. I love not having to lug… Continue Reading