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March 2016 has been all about the Legos

March began with the launch of “Lego Bionicle” and “Lego Friends” shows on Netflix.  I don’t always pay attention to my new suggestions for streaming shows to check out, but my children apparently do–by the time some Legos came in the mail from Netflix, they were already familiar with the […]

Hiking in north Atlanta

Given my 84-mile hike coming this July, I’ve been trying to spend more time on my feet when there’s a free weekend, as I need to break in my new shoes (I went with waterproof Merrell Chameleons) and build my endurance.  Since the days leading up to our walk will […]

Cooked

My bride and I have been excited for weeks about the partnership between Netflix and Michael Pollan to bring “Cooked” to its streaming lineup; it’s a 4-part series based on Mr. Pollan’s most recent book.  We watched the first part, “Fire,” on Friday evening. Here’s the description of the show […]

Why I’m walking 84 miles this July

Right now, a bunch of us are at the Dad 2.0 Summit in Washington DC, and we’ve just announced that a dozen of us are walking Hadrian’s Wall this summer to raise money for Camp Kesem, and that there will be a new camp at the University of Maryland in […]

What we can take away from “Making a Murderer”

I normally don’t jump on TV show bandwagons.  It was years and years after the start of “Friends” or “Seinfeld” before I watched either with any loyalty.  After they ended, I stopped being loyal to anything on TV other than the Crimson Tide’s football team.  But then I flipped over […]

the worst Thanksgiving dish I ever had

The next suggestion from the “642 Things to Write About” book is this:  “the worst Thanksgiving dish I ever had.” This may appear to be a question avoidance strategy, but the worse meal I’ve had on Thanksgiving is…nothing–or next to nothing. In high school, I was a wrestler, and Thanksgiving […]