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I was recently asked a question by my 2 1/2 year old that gave me pause.  “Daddy, who is in charge, me or (Big Brother)?”  If he had stopped at “Daddy, who is in charge,” I would have given little thought to the ...

Who is in charge here?

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Recently my two young boys (2 and 4) were watching a movie called Ponyo.  I'd never seen it and was actually half dozing on the couch with them when a toy boat in the movie caught my attention.  I Googled "Ponyo boat" and ...

Putt Putt Boat craft project

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I read an article today in Utah’s Deseret News by Lois M. Collins entitled, “Young adults learn it's not so hard to save a life.”  I must admit that this article dispelled many misconceptions I had about bone marrow ...

Be The Match – Bone Marrow Donors

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The Salt Lake Astronomical Society (SLAS) is hosting a star party tonight (Friday September 20, 2103) at Wheeler Farm.  If you and/or your kids are interested in space or if you just want to try something new tonight then ...

SLAS Star Party Tonight at Wheeler Farm

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Reading children's bedtime stores to my kids is one of my favorite activities as a dad.  There are days when this love is tested, but in general I find story time to be some of the best spent minutes of my life.  There ...

Children’s Bedtime Stories

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The Red Cliffs Desert Reserve is a 20 mile wide 6 mile deep wilderness area that was set aside in 1996 for the protection of the Mojave Desert Tortoise and other rare plants and wildlife.  It is a scenic desert landscape ...

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

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I have been a huge fan of the Teaching Company's Great Courses for about 15 years  now.  The first course I purchased was The History of Ancient Egypt by Bob Brier and I've since purchased dozens of courses across ...

The Great Courses

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St. George Childrens Museum

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[caption id="attachment_338" align="alignleft" width="275"] Courtesy Sky & Telescope[/caption] The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend and if you don't take a few minutes to see this spectacular astronomical ...

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013

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I was inspired to write this blog from something that happened a few months ago, and many times since.  While sitting on the couch watching "The Big Bang Theory", I was interrupted by my excited and wide-eyed, 3 year old ...

Cherish the interruptions

Recent Blog Posts

Who is in charge here? - September 9, 2014

I was recently asked a question by my 2 1/2 year old that gave me pause.  “Daddy, who is in charge, me or (Big Brother)?”  If he had stopped at “Daddy, who is in charge,” I would have given little thought to the obvious answer that mommy and I are in charge.  What threw me […]

Putt Putt Boat craft project - March 28, 2014

Recently my two young boys (2 and 4) were watching a movie called Ponyo.  I’d never seen it and was actually half dozing on the couch with them when a toy boat in the movie caught my attention.  I Googled “Ponyo boat” and discovered that it is a type of child’s toy steam engine called […]

Be The Match – Bone Marrow Donors - September 27, 2013

I read an article today in Utah’s Deseret News by Lois M. Collins entitled, “Young adults learn it’s not so hard to save a life.”  I must admit that this article dispelled many misconceptions I had about bone marrow transplants and becoming a bone marrow donor.  I was encouraged to research the topic even further […]