Encompassing television, movies, internet and whatever else.
I lost track of how many times my son watched the original How To Train Your Dragon movie. The conservative estimate is well over 50 times within the first year of its DVD release. Sure, this was not the first time a kid wanted a favorite show on repeat, nor would it be the last. What surprised me was that I was right there next to him for nearly every showing, and nearly all of those viewings were voluntary.Read More
I am a big fan of board games as an alternative to video games for kids, especially in the post-Catan tabletop era. And while my boys will never choose board games over electronics, they do appreciate the Catans, Tickets to Ride, Clanks! and Forbidden Islands of the world. (Sadly, however, not Carcassone, but that’s another […]Read More
My hometown of Plano, IL has experienced a lot in the last 20 years. It’s doubled in size as the county in which it sits, Kendall County, became one of the fastest-growing in the country in the 2000s. The football team won back-to-back state titles in 2006 and 2007. Perhaps the coolest development occurred in […]Read More
So, there I was, flipping through channels, and The Fray’s “How to Save a Life” was on one of the DirecTV concert channels. It’s impossible for me to hear that song and not think of that scene in Scrubs. Which of course got me thinking about other great uses of music in TV.Read More