These classic Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers will make the children on Santa’s “nice” list smile, and won’t break your holiday budget. Trendy electronic toys and gadgets are fun for a short time, but a lot of these less-expensive toys, games, and art supplies will delight and entertain children for years to come. … Continue reading Inexpensive, Classic Christmas Gift Ideas for Children: $10 or Less, No Batteries Required
A Guide for Curious Children Hi, kids! I’m very sorry to hear that you haven’t been able to find your hidden Christmas presents. Moms and dads are so annoying. Don’t you hate how they leave you with a boring babysitter and go shopping for hours and hours, and then hide your new stuff while you’re… Continue reading Where Did Mommy Hide My Christmas Presents?
Happy Thanksgiving! I have lots of excellent excuses for not writing very much this month, but no one wants to hear about my new job…You do? Really? Well, if you must know, I’m a “professional” proofreader now, which is fantastic, because I actually get paid to read stuff and correct all the errors I find.… Continue reading Thanksgiving Tidbits
In response to Kevin Drum’s mind-blowing article, “You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot—and Sooner Than You Think” Every once in a while, I read something that shakes me to my core, forcing me to reconsider my life and my fundamental beliefs. Kevin Drum’s series of articles about artificial intelligence, most notably, “You Will… Continue reading A Letter to My Future Robot Overlords
1980s Video Games, Computer Games, Board Games, and Playground Games Previous posts in this series: Part One—a brief discussion of my favorite 1980s movies, the Reagan presidency, and Michael Jackson Part Two—a fun look back on my favorite ’80s television shows and books Part Three—a trip into my old toy chest full of ’80s treasures… Continue reading Growing Up in the 1980s: Things My Kids Should Know About My Childhood (Part 4)
1980s Toys and Collectibles My whole family loves the Netflix series, Stranger Things, which is set in a small town in the early 1980s. While binge-watching Stranger Things 2 this weekend, I’ve gleefully pointed out Nancy’s Trapper Keeper, Dustin’s Three Musketeers bar in the white wrapper, and many other instances of retro product labels and… Continue reading Growing Up in the 1980s: Things My Kids Should Know About My Childhood (Part 3)
My Favorite ’80s TV Shows, Music Videos, Books, and Junk Food In Part One of this series, I discussed my favorite ’80s movies, Ronald Reagan, Michael Jackson, and more. Now it’s time to reminisce about the TV shows and music videos I watched, all the junk food I ate, and all the books I read… Continue reading Growing Up in the 1980s: Things My Kids Should Know About My Childhood (Part 2)