Category Archives: Parenting

Tommy Jordan: Parenting and Instant Fame in the Internet Age

Recently a North Carolina man named Tommy Jordan posted a video on Facebook in response to a letter his teenage daughter, Hannah, had written on Facebook. The video was intended as an “in kind” response to his daughter, but it went viral and now Tommy (and his family) is dealing with the downside of short-term… Read More »

Star Wars Conundrum: Original Trilogy Reflection

Maybe I should have called this series of posts “Force Fed”. While that’s not exactly the truth about how it went down, that title does reflect a bit of how I feel now that we’ve completed watching Return of the Jedi, and thus the original trilogy. I definitely didn’t force my kids to watch these… Read More »

Star Wars Conundrum: Sorted

I wrote before about the problem I have with showing my daughters the Star Wars series (well, some of them). It’s difficult to decide what order to show them which versions of the films, and how quickly. I think I’ve got it figured out. We’ve now seen A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back a… Read More »

State of the House Report 2011

So here we are at the end of another year. What did we accomplish? Well, we aren’t dead. So we got that going for us. Which is nice. To be sure, stuff has happened… people got sick, people got better. Some are still sick and are being treated. Birthdays were had. Gifts were exchanged. Progress… Read More »

Google+ is open – is it a better Facebook?

So I’ve been on Google+ (Google Plus) for a little while now. For those who don’t know, it’s another social media platform, like Facebook. You make a profile, then you can start making comments and posts. You see a stream of all your friends’ posts, just like in Facebook. Let’s face it, to the majority… Read More »

Why Facebook and YouTube are cool

It’s very simple, really. They brought me this: I make jokes about awesomeness all the time. That is truly awesome. The dad in that video is a friend of mine from college. Unfortunately I’ve barely spoken to him since then, but we hooked up on Facebook a while ago, and I’ve been watching Adam’s progression… Read More »