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Lagomarsino Petroglyph Overland Excursion

TL,DR: The Lagomarsino Petroglyph site is easy to get to if you have a proper 4 wheel drive vehicle. It’s about 9 miles out Lousetown Road from SR 341 (Geiger Grade Road) Near Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada. Thousands of petroglyphs, lots of mud, your phone won’t work, don’t mess around in mines, pack […]

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Science Deniers and Their Straw Men

Ok, this post isn’t going to be interesting to your kids. Except for when you teach them to identify how others will try to misrepresent common sense in debate to win an argument. In the clip below Texas congressman Joe Barton reframes the argument of human caused climate change in absurdity. This post isn’t about […]

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Francis Bacon

France Is Bacon

When you are a kid and can’t read, learning words is a matter of matching what you hear with what you know and figuring out meaning. Or else you just try to match the sound and figure it out as you go along. As a parent, you want to help your kid learn the language, […]

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How to Talk To Your Kids About The Aurora, Colorado Tragedy

I don’t want to get into the habit of commenting on news events, but this video from LeVar Burton, via the Reading Rainbow Email, has some good advice about how to talk to your kids about things in the news that might be scary. The advice on talking to your kids about tragedy is surprisingly […]

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7 Great TV Dads That You Can Stream on Netflix

So I’ve read a bit lately about how fathers are portrayed poorly on current TV shows on 8Bit Dads and Dad Blunders. I responded to Dad Blunders post saying that the solution is probably to not watch so much television. Personally, I don’t watch TV. My son doesn’t watch much TV, and when he does, […]

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Talk to yourself in 20 years

This isn’t 100% PG, but definitely worth a watch. What would you ask yourself now in 20 years if you could go forward in time, then go back? What is important to you now, that you hope will be important to you in the future? -Mike

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My son’s favorite toy: a balloon

One of the coolest things about being a dad is re-discovery. As my sonopens doors, and windows and garden gates and finds treasures that are new to him, I re-discover treasures I had left in a safe place and eventually forgotten. The wonder of a mud puddle, the magical properties of snow and the thrill […]

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Bugs Bunny: Violence vs. Music

A few weeks ago I posted some videos of legendary Warner Brothers animator Chuck Jones teaching you how to draw your favorite Looney Toons Characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote. Like any self respecting red bolded American dad who came of age in the TV era, I loved bugs bunny as […]

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The Diamond Magic: by Philip Bloom

The Diamond Magic from Philip Bloom on Vimeo. Filmmaker Philip Bloom makes a lot of short films for the web as he travels the world as a working Director of Photography and teacher of filmmaking. Here’s a piece he did in Adelaide Australia with Calin and Arwen Diamond, some very young street magicians.

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Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

The Carnival

The Carnival in Brazil and Mardi Gras in the United Stated are linked to a Christian tradition of going without during the season of Lent. In the US Mardi Gras is usually observed primarily in New Orleans Louisiana. In Brazil, the festival is observed in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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