Month: May 2016


Science 2 Go?

There’s still time. Summer is just beginning, but the learning never really ends, right? Did you know that Frito-Lay 2 Go Variety Packs have partnered with the ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers)? What this means is that through June 5th families can receive a free kid’s pass to participating ASTC member science centers with the purchase […]


Wishing Upon A Star

    I am a big fan of Disney. I always have been a fan of the movies, but not so much the amusement park. That all changed when my wife convinced me to agree to a two day trip to Disney with my then 2 year-old daughter. Let’s just say that it converted me. […]

Captain's Log

The Poop Deck Origin Story Pt 1

  Poop Deck Community,  I’m anticipating a pretty fun summer, so I am doing some rearranging of the blog. One of those things I am modifying is my About page, but before I delete the original, I thought I would stick it in a “new” blog post. Kind of a fun way to remember my […]


Sleep Some More

Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad   and Restonic Mattress for this promotion As an English teacher, one of my jobs is to look for themes in literature. One of the most common subjects in these literary themes? Sleep. And I’m not referring to the naps that I may occasionally take during lunch.   […]


And the Tree Was Happy

I wrote this after my son’s party this past weekend, but chose to wait to share it now on his birthday. Sorry for all the metaphorical, figurative language, but that’s where this English teacher’s head was. Enjoy.  I doubt the trees know what I am thinking, and somehow I doubt that they would care, but […]

Entertainment fatherhood

Captain America: Civil War – The Captain’s Recap

I waited a long time for this movie. Thanks to Fandango a whole group of us got to go to the premiere of Captain America: Civil War. Civil War is by far my favorite Marvel movie to date. And there are so many reasons why the movie worked, but here are three specifically: 1. The […]


Captain’s Gold: Planning the Journey 

     I want you to join me on a journey. This summer is a special one. First, The Captain turns 40 which seems to be a milestone, yet I feel it merely marks the number of years I have loved cheeseburgers.  The second reason why it is so special is that it is an Olympic […]