Archive for the ‘Parenting’ Category


What I thought my six-year-old daughter would learn in tae-kwon-do class What she actually learned The Way of the Exploding Fist Report bullying behavior to a trusted adult Death Before Dishonor Never practice martial arts manuvers on a sibling or pet Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique Share with the class something kind you did […]

“Jacques de Molay, thou art avenged!”

Earlier this week, I was decluttering the basement, a task made more challenging by the fact that my five-year-old daughter had chosen to spread Adorable Kid Art™ all over the floor. It was going just fine, and the world made perfect sense, until I came across this page, apparently torn out of the most demented […]

An Illustrated Compendium of Monsters (for Four-Year-Olds)

Like every father of a four-year-old daughter, I’m called upon nightly (as part of the bedtime routine) to tell her stories. The stories got a lot more interesting—and weird—when I started incorporating the D&D Monster Manual…

Won’t you think of the (fictional) children?!

A lot of things in your life and attitude change when you become a parent. That is, of course, not exactly a brilliant insight for the ages. But I was unprepared for one minor but very definite change in myself that took place almost immediately upon the birth of our daughter three years ago: I […]