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DisneyWorld

We didn’t tell the children they’d be spending the weekend preceding the boy’s 6th birthday at one of the 4 Disney theme parks.  I unassumingly signed up for a legal conference covering veterans disability claims to be held in Orlando, booked a room at the Shades of Green resort, and […]

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Dragon*Con is even better after “Clone Wars” viewings

Even before the children saw Episodes IV-VI of the original “Star Wars” trilogy (which was a mere 5 weeks ago), they had started streaming “Clone Wars” episodes via Netflix.  I wasn’t sure if these shows were appropriate for small children or not, as they usually turned it on Saturday mornings […]

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Avoiding “summer learning loss”

Ever heard of “summer learning loss“?  It’s what happens to children who get no mental stimulation over the summer, resulting in their falling behind their more summer enriched peers when school starts back in the fall.  Its prevalence goes up the further down the socioeconomic ladder the child is.  Our […]

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Georgian zombies are my guilty pleasure

A few years ago, I accidentally turned on the TV on a Sunday afternoon and saw a building on Peachtree where I worked while in law school (a few blocks from the school itself).  I put the remote down.  Then I saw Freedom Parkway, and a dude on a horse […]

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Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments

This is my friend Mike Adamick’s second book of projects to complete with children, and it’s focused on science! I was lucky enough to receive a complimentary copy from him a few weeks ago.  I pulled it out during a recent rainy weekend day and asked the 7-year-old to flip […]

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What few hills we have in Atlanta are alive

When I was in law school, a major impediment to my doing well on exams was the propensity of one of the TV stations to show “The Sound of Music” every mid-December.  I know a single dude in his 20s isn’t necessarily supposed to love a movie from 1965 that […]

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