Arts-Centric Schooling – Why we need it!

As a parent of 2 boys in arts-centric schooling, I was recently asked my thoughts on the importance of this type of education. Check out my response:

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Hirelings The Ascent – Board Game Review

Looking for a soon-to-be released family-friendly fantasy-themed Candyland-type game? I know that I have been looking for something for my preschooler and this looks like it might be perfect!


LINK: Hirelings: The Ascent Game Review (prepublished version) » Father Geek.

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My Firstborn Padawan Turns Four

My firstborn padawn turns 4 today!

I am filled with nostalgia for days behind and excitement for the future days at the same time. There was a magical threshold crossed at around 4 years where my son started to evolve from being a baby to the beginnings of a “young man”. In geek terms, he has clearly demonstrated the ability to have favorite shows, books and characters. He can understand more complex stories and character motivations. He has even demonstrated he can scheme, lie and manipulate a situation.

He also has shown amazing empathy and resilience, astounding ability to comprehend complex concepts, incredible strength and fortitude, and a memory that rivals my own.

I am a proud Jedi parent!

One of my favorite accidental geek photos of my son was from 2 years ago. We went as characters from Star Wars Episode 3 (I was Anakin, my wife was pregnant Padme (because she was actually pregnant), and my son was R2-D2). I managed to capture the photo, with my shadow being cast over my son, and was instantly reminded of the Episode I teaser poster.

R2D2 Toddler

R2D2 Toddler

Star Wars Episode I - Anakin Teaser Poster

Star Wars Episode I – Anakin Teaser Poster