Mike Vs A Night In Orlando

  Alright, so Disney World, as mentioned, wasn’t exactly the most magical time for us. However, that wasn’t the only adventure in Orlando, Florida that I was looking forward to. B and I went to an Orlando Magic basketball game! How’d that go, you ask? Well…..     To back things up a bit, months ago, in our planning for […]

A Disney World Review

  To quote Jiminy Cricket, “when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true”. Well, after years of wishing, a dream of mine finally came true, one that the long time readers of this blog know about. My family went to Disney World! And now, you’re probably expecting this to be a whimsical, glowing Disney World review of the […]

The Great Rogers Outage of 2022

    Occasionally in life,  something happens that impacts a lot of people, and is talked about for generations.  A “Where Were You When” situation, in other words. Sometimes tragic, sometimes celebratory, always memorable.  A few days ago, something happened that will probably stand the test of time, and stories will be told for years to come about it.  It […]

Not So Perfect Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Some quality time golfing  makes for a great gift! My suggestions go downhill from here, though…..  Hey, hey, hey!  Father’s Day is just around the corner. Now, if you have come here looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift for the father figure in your life…..you have come to the wrong blog. Way more reputable dadfluencers have probably got that […]

Cheap And Easy DIY Escape Room For Kids

  It was my daughter J’s 9th birthday recently, and, just like last year, we had to kibosh any party plans because of the pandemic. Gatherings still aren’t really allowed, and most fun places to go are closed.  She likes puzzles, and mentioned wanting do an escape room before.   Replicating the experience of one at our house seemed easy enough. […]

The Pull – Dad 2.0 Summit

    The first time that I attended a Dad 2.0 Summit, 2017 in San Diego, I wrote about ‘the push’ of going to it. I recently went to my second Dad 2.0 Summit, in Washington, D.C.  This time, I would describe the experience as more of a pull, than a push. For the uninformed, the Dad 2.0 Summit, per […]

24 Hours In Detroit

      Even though Detroit has a rich music history,  there’s a case to be made that the city’s theme song should be “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett. Indeed, to outsiders like me, Detroit has a perception for being dangerous, unsafe and having a struggling economy. So, with that in mind, I figured a perfect road trip for my […]