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All I Really Need to Know I learned on Kindervision

Now that I have a child I have been thinking more concretely about the elements of raising a child, and less about some fantasy optimum situation. When you have a child you hear a lot about television, and toys. Specifically how much, if any television, and the sort of learning toys or active toys that [...]

Coming to You Live from the Geek-O-Sphere

First off, news that only a specific kind of geek will give a damn about. The Wand is coming off of Spaceship Earth. If that sentence made no sense to you, then you wouldnít care even if you knew all of the details. Trust me though when I say that this is certainly big news [...]

Wassailing, Take Me Away

Christmas is upon us, and I have practically finished my shopping, though there is one quick item left to pick up. You have all seen the tree that ate Christmas by now, but you may not know that we have also set up a rather involved Christmas village on the dining room table (also famous [...]

426,248 to Go

I have lots of plans. First of all, how are you? Itís been a while since I have said anything here, but that doesnít mean that I havenít been thinking of it. Now that we have the pleasantries out of the way, on to business. I am currently working on the hardwood floor on the [...]

Yet Another Thing We Have in Common with Babylon

Sometime last week I made what Iím sure will be the last trip I will ever make to Tower Books. The Tower location I always went to was the original location right across from the Tower theater on Broadway in Sacramento. I even remember going to Tower Drug, where Tower Records started, before it closed, [...]