Alright. Here it is. As promised, if not a little late: the food rant.
As a father of 3, I find myself increasingly interested in foods that are good for you. Especially when little bodies and minds are concerned, you want to find the best food. However, this gets increasingly frustrating when you look at some of the current medical findings. Let’s look at some favorite kids’ foods, shall we?
Hot Dogs, also bacon.
Image shamelessly stolen from Cartoon Brew.
A bit of a cheat today, since I spent a good portion of my lunch break researching the listeria outbreak from cow poo on cantaloupe. (That will more than likely be tomorrow’s topic because it really burns me up!)
That being said, Saturday I took the kids to see The Lion King in 3D! My kids sat through (nearly) the entire thing – with glasses on! If it wasn’t for a very stinky diaper around the time that Rafiki realizes Simba is still alive, we probably would have made it completely through.
I read this this morning, and I got very nervous:
Writer’s block isn’t hard to cure.
Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.
I believe that everyone should write in public. Get a blog. Or use Squidoo or Tumblr or a microblogging site. Use an alias if you like. Turn off comments, certainly–you don’t need more criticism, you need more writing.
Do it every day. Every single day. Not a diary, not fiction, but analysis. Clear, crisp, honest writing about what you see in the world. Or want to see. Or teach (in writing). Tell us how to do something.
Just testing out WordPress for BlackBerry. Maybe the ability to blog on the go will help me get this thing going again!
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Tags: Brain, Calli, Yes and no
The other day, my wife and I were discussing something that has now been lost in the folds of my addled brain. She asked a question that I also can not recall at the moment, but I remember my answer. I had said, “Well, yes and no.”
The reason I remember my answer is due to Calli, my four-year-old-tomorrow. Her eyes shot up, looked deep in to mine and said, “Not ‘yes-and-no’. Just yes. It’s always just yes.”
Since her birth, there has been no shortage of wonderful lessons she has given me, but this one gave me some serious thoughts.
Tags: Blog, Facebook, RSS, Seth Godin, Social network, Twitter, world cup, writing
I’m a big fan of Seth Godin‘s blog, conveniently called Seth’s Blog.
Seth recently wrote a post called The non-optimized life.
If you haven’t seen his blog, you wouldn’t call it optimized by any stretch of the imagination. He rarely posts a picture, and when he does it is only to illustrate his point.
He doesn’t allow comments and he doesn’t use excessive links.
He’s a busy man, and it’s a wonder that he blogs at all, let alone daily.
He uses social networking in ways that maximizes his exposure without wasting his time.
Tags: Arts and Entertainment, Fireworks, Rocky Mountains, United States
Ah, Independence Day. There's nothing more patriotic than watching a giant mothership blowing up our nation's capital...
In Avon, CO., they can’t wait to blow stuff up. That’s why, on July 3, thousands of people gather at Nottingham Park for the Salute to the USA celebration, which boasts the Rocky Mountains’ biggest firework display.
Unfortunately, I had to work last night and missed the whole thing. But Kat got to go and took some awesome pics using her Casio Exilim G* that served her well in Australia. (Those pics are coming soon, I’ll be posting them over several days after the holiday.)
Tags: Australia, Blue Mountains, Kat, Sydney Opera House
I’m getting ready to pick Kat up from the airport after her Australian adventure. I must say, I’ve enjoyed her texts, but I’m ready to really hear the stories.
In messages of 160 characters or less, I’ve learned that she repelled off of cliffs at the Blue Mountains, toured the Sidney Opera House and Parliament, visited aquariums and zoos, held a Koala, swam under a waterfall, and ate kangaroo, crocodile, and (live!!) green ants.
But I can’t wait to hear the stories. She hung out with aborigines and stayed with a family that’s as in to Asian culture as she is.