Poop Deck Community Members, Please pardon my dust. I have many more stories to tell and share, but I am facing the last three days of the school year – after which the Captain will reappear. There’s a lot happening and a fun summer ahead. Stay ready. That’s all for now. Captain….out!
It’s a big week for superheroes, or so I have heard, and some of the biggest and most resilient superheroes are parents. Think about it, parents, you have a mission – you have sworn to protect and develop the children that you have, and yet there are forces out there attempting to thwart your endeavors.
There’s a pretty big movie coming out this week, and you are going to hear me talk/blog/tweet/write about it a lot because I am a huge superhero fan. As an English teacher I see comics as our modern day twist on mythology and the never ending search to find that buried quality within us that
One of my daughter’s favorite songs, years ago, was a Laurie Berkner song called “I’m a Mess”. She thought it was hilarious. She would laugh and sing along as Laurie sang, “I’m a mess, I’m a mess, I’m a big old messy mess…” And she was right because, frankly, kids are messy. And it seems
As a middle school teacher, there are a number of “perks” of the job that I enjoy – random free extra food in the workroom, discounts at some stores, and my favorite – jeans day. It’s funny, and may seem silly to some, but one of the best awards is a free jeans day. It
This one is for my daughter. At the end of last school year, someone asked you why you were lucky, and, without any prompting you said, “Because I have a daddy that stays home with me during the summer?” That warmed my heart. You see, summers are precious to me. Historically, it has been when
Captain’s Log. Diaper Date 2760. Daddy Chronicles: No WiFi. So I haven’t written about this yet, but on the 1st of the year we cut the cord. I have only seen live television in bars, airports, and other people’s homes. I watched the Super Bowl on the computer and that is really the only sporting
One of the great things about the NCAA tournament is that it is full of story lines. We are exposed to schools, coaches, players that we may not normally watch, and get to enjoy their moments in the spotlight. The unfortunate thing about the tournament is also what makes it so thrilling – 64 teams
There many wonderful things that I can say about coffee. The sound of the coffee maker going off in the morning almost counteracts the sounds of the alarm. The aroma? Amazing. The taste? Stupendous. The heat? Well, that’s a different issue. There are some people that have the intestinal fortitude to pour a piping hot
Between my friends at Hasbro and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, I have had a great time reliving a part of my childhood. These two titans of entertainment have joined forces to create an exhibit that I am very excited to take my children to see- Transformers: Robots in Disguise. There is something for every