"Life is a journey, not a destination." Are you familiar with this quote? If you're not, the saying (attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson -- according to some -- incorrectly) suggest that we are aware of the present rather than focuts on some future outcome or goal. The thought is that, if you base your happiness,… Continue reading Journey Before Destination
In my last Nerdy Dad article, I confessed to being a life-long geek for sci-fi, fantasy and superhero stories. There are a number of reasons that I love these types of stories. Obviously, I enjoy that each genre story presents a reality that is not our own, by small or large degrees. Whether it's a… Continue reading Silliness, Meaning, and “The Nearness of You.”
I awoke this morning feeling a little down and tired. My son Ben had woken me up several times in the night and, by 5 a.m., had made his way into the bed my wife and I share. At 6:45, I roused my eldest daughter Maggie up from bed and shuffled downstairs to make her… Continue reading Weezer (and Toto) Save My Morning
Hi, I'm Brian. I am 46 years old and I'm a Nerdy Dad. This is not a guilty confession, but rather an enthusiastic declaration. My geek status has been obvious for some time now. At my old law firm, I filled my office with Star Wars and Superman posters and superhero statues. At home, I… Continue reading I Am A Geek (And You May Be One Too).
This morning, I came across the following Youtube video by Tim Daly, who you may know from "Wings," "Storm of the Century," and, if you're a Superman fan, the voice of Superman from "Superman: The Animated Series." This amusing video shows Tim congratulating his son, Sam, for being cast as Superman in an upcoming DC… Continue reading League of Supermen
During a recent viewing of the original Star Wars (Episode 4: A New Hope just to make sure we're all on the same page) with my son, Ben, I noticed a problem with how Han Solo at one point in the movie. Admittedly, the "problem" is sort of a minor one, one of the type often… Continue reading Nerdy Dad: Han Solo