Apparently, I should have learned this in the ’80s, but I was busy watching the Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider back then, so I never noticed.  So, how did I learn about Care Bears’ cousins?  We got a box in the mail from Netflix that was addressed to me, but the children always know these things are really for them.  Inside were furry creatures that are supposedly related to the Care Bears.  I didn’t recognize them, but the children did, as they watch these creatures on the…

When we got hitched 10 years ago, my bride gave me a copy of a book entitled “1000 Places to See Before You Die” with a nice inscription in the front that referenced wanting to visit a bunch of them together.  So, any time I know I’m going to a new city, I enlist its help in choosing what to see, where to stay, where to eat, etc. When our 10-year anniversary came up in early November, I thought a trip (albeit a short one) was in order…

For the 4th consecutive year, I took the family with me for my annual workers’ comp law seminar at Saint Simons Island in southeast Georgia (I’ve gone every year since starting in 2004, save 2007, when I was in Iraq).  This year was a bit different in that I had to fly down at 10pm (to Jacksonville, FL), since I had a meeting in Atlanta I couldn’t miss that ended at 9pm.  The rest of the family took drove that afternoon, and I joined them in their slumber…