With home ownership comes an endless list of tasks—things that need attention, things that could be improved, and things that would be nice. Chances are that, if you haven’t got a list already, your spouse will be happy to make you one. This wasn’t a huge deal before we had kids; sure, the cats got in the way, but it’s legal to lock them in the basement.
There seem to be two kinds of game reviews on the internet: the launch day “I threw a review together after spending 10 frantic hours in-game,” and the week-after-launch “I hustled my way through the game so that I could tell you all about it.” This is neither. This is a real nerd, taking […]
The tricky part about having kids is that you often find yourself restricted; watching adult T.V. and movies may be all but impossible throughout the holidays, forcing you to either choose family-friendly movies, or abandon the T.V. entirely and rely on your trusty home computer to provide hours of entertainment. Never fear: The Nerd is […]
If you’ve read through Part 1 of Surviving the Holidays, you’ve had a reasonable introduction to some of the greater and lesser-known movies waiting for your attention this holiday season. Strap in, and make sure you have Netflix set to automatically move to the next episode; here come some great choices for Epic T.V. Series […]
I recently came across an article by a fellow Dad Blogger, referencing a TED talk J.J. Abrams did on compelling fatherhood moments in popular movies, like Jaws. It got me thinking about some of the movies I’ve really enjoyed, and how easy it may have been for some of my readers to miss them—and I […]
Identity is a tricky thing for many Canadians, I think, and particularly in the prairie provinces, where our settlements are so relatively young, and the majority of us are from families that are, at most, 4th or 5th generation. Sure, we identify with Tim Hortons, we understand hockey, Canadian football, flag-waving, and rodents with really […]