A few good places to follow to keep up with libertarian takes on the political and social landscape.
A review of the Carpe Demon books by Julie Kenner.
Review of a fantasy series perfect for the 8-12 year range and for boys and girls. Great read-aloud option for bed-time.
A bit about Queen Elinor - the elegant, always-in-control mother from the Disney Pixar movie Brave.
Check out the lovely, frequently haunting music that makes up the score for the Disney/Pixar movie hit Brave.
Merida is the star of Brave, a new movie from Disney and Pixar that hits the screens this summer. She's a Scottish princess fighting for the right to live her life the way she chooses, not the way history (and her...
If you had a chance to change your fate, would you? That's the question Merida poses in Brave, the newest movie to come from Disney/Pixar. She's a Scottish princess wishing for a life very different from the one...
A look at the Free State Project, which is geared to get 20K like-minded people to move to NH and change the political landscape there.
A run-down of libertarian symbols from the porcupine to the Gadsden flag, explaining what they mean and why they're associated with the libertarian movement.
Great places to start to read up on the libertarian philosophy as it applies to current political and social issues.
Somewhat comprehensive look at the various states of Libertopia in the US.
If you've hung around American politics long enough, you've likely heard the word libertarian. Possibly flung out as a curse. Or maybe a question. That's because it's highly individual, conflicted and thus, confusing...
Most Americans can spout off a few quotes related to liberty, most likely "Give me liberty or give me death!" from Patrick Henry. But there has been far, far, far more said over the years about liberty and...
Libertarian leanings for your car or anywhere else you care to stick them. Political ideology, party support and founding father quotes.
A short list of great student planners for all ages and interests. Elementary, middle school, high school, college - options for any student.
A look at my Suzuki M50 and the changes I made to make it fit and ride better.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the classic red telephone box you can find around London.
Guide to creating a Sue Sylvester costume with ideas for extra accessories and tips for getting the attitude right.
A look at a great vampire series with tons of action that would appeal to young teen boys. And probably girls.
Politics is one of the most fascinating and ruthless games we play these days. And if you're hosting an election night party, you're going to want to do more than just watch the game on TV. Get into the spirit of things...
A look at the Dreamhouse Kings series, starting with House of Dark Shadows.
My review of the Thundershirt and a look at whether it really works.
Review of the Molly Moon books, great fantastical series good for girls in the 8-12 year range.
Remember those crazy argyle pants at the Olympics? Just one of a ton of great designs you can get in pants, jackets, shorts and more to wear anytime.
A look at the Gymnic Rody hopping horse comparing to other toys and whether it's worth the price.
Welcome to Burke, a typical Viking village. You know. Vikings. As in only the strong belong. And if you're the smart brainy type, well, you don't exactly fit in. That's the situation Hiccup finds himself in. Only, it's...
The mind-bending, super-difficult, super-clever game perfect for any puzzle fan.
A review of the fantasy series by Michael Buckley for pre-teen kids.
White elephant exchange, Yankee swap, Dirty Santa ... no matter what you call it, this type of Christmas (or any time) gift exchange party is almost always a big hit. So let's look at planning a gift exchange party,...
As toys, they're great. As a sneaky way to get your kids some exercise, they're fabulous. Forget the video games or iPod as a gift this year. The hottest toys for your child, tween or teen involving jumping whether...
Whether you're a fan of white lights or colored, inflatables or plastic, animation or music, if you love to decorate your front yard for the holidays, there are options here for you! I'm on the hunt for the best pieces...
It's red vs. blue on November 6, the biggest competition of the year. (Sorry, Super Bowl.) What better excuse to get all your rowdy friends together for good natured political ribbing. We'll all be glued to the TV set...
Everything you need to know about how to boil eggs, whether for decorating or eating.
A look at what's involved in collecting pop tabs and how the Ronald McDonald House uses them.
A great collection of cycling jerseys celebrating the odd connection between beer and biking.
All about the series of books following the adventures of The Mysterious Benedict Society.
I am not a work-in-the-yard person. I don't mind the physical labor, but I never seem to be getting anywhere. And I don't really have a clue what I'm doing. Which is why I stick to ... well, paying people to do my yard....
Ideas on how to keep your craft closet or room under control, especially when you have a lot of supplies for your hobby!
The biggest collection of novelty cycling jerseys ever. Well - except over at noveltycyclinggear.com
A review of a great series for younger kids just starting out with chapter books.
I admit it. Behind my contemporary exterior - the one that loves clean lines and simplicity, that revels in new technology, that can't live without a modern bathroom - beats a heart passionate about ancient Rome. From...
Girl power came to Sesame Street (finally) with the introduction of Abby Cadabby, an inquisitive 3-year-old fairy-in-training who had just moved to Sesame Street from Fairyside, Queens. She quickly because one of the...
A look at the life of one of my childhood heroes - Annie Oakley.
All about one of my favorite fantasy series for young adults.
Po made his entrance on the big screen in what became 2008's hottest movie - Kung Fu Panda!!! And we all eagerly awaited his return in Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom. The original cast reprises their voice roles...
While the Count might have been a one-joke character on Sesame Street, he has managed to play that joke for more than 30 seasons now. From cookies to bats to stars to pigs, nothing escapes his steady numbering. No...
All about my favorite monster from Sesame Street - Grover! collection of videos featuring him over the years along with cool gear, plushes and more.
My review of a really cool book with influences from The Wizard of Oz.
Big Bird is a six-year-old child in an eight-foot, two-inch-tall body. Children relate to him because he is a lot like them: full of the excitement of discovery, sometimes makes mistakes, and devastated when things do...
What's green, fuzzy and loved the world over? Kermit the Frog! His calm under pressure as Sesame Street News reporter and later host for The Muppet Show make him an icon for the mellow. His biggest moments of panic tend...
Great craft ideas to turn greeting cards into gift boxes, ornaments and more.
A look at women who blazed trails - literally - in the sky, in the military and up the mountain.
Art, music, literature, the stage - all places where women made history over the years.
A look at the first steps women made in the field of science.
A look back at the first women to win each of the Nobel Prizes
A look at women who have made history in business as CEOs, leaders and lawyers.
A look at the marks in history women have made in the field of politics in the US and around the world.
A look at women who made history on the field, court, track and more in the world of sports.
First in a series looking at the amazing firsts by women through history.
All about the different groups you can donate to, the rules for donating and tips for making the most of your donation.
All about green chile - that super yummy, occasionally hot and classically New Mexican food.