Swimming to Antarctica

I just finished reading the autobiography of Lynne Cox – Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer. She is a remarkable athlete with an incredible ability to swim long distances and withstand hours in freezing water. Her accomplishments start in 1971, when at the age of 14, Lynne swam across the Catalina Channel with […]

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That?

From Seussville.com Coming to your local PBS station in the fall of 2010, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That. Read more about it in my latest post on Wired’s GeekDad: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That.

Bay State Bike Week: May 11-17

May is National Bike Month and here in Massachusetts we’re doing our part to celebrate this event with Bay State Bike Week, May 11th -17th, 2009. In Newton, there is the second annual Bike Newton Rally and Ride on Sunday May 17 from 12:30 to 3:00. The ride will be a gentle 3.5 mile loop […]

Children’s Book Week

May 11 – 17, 2009 is Children’s Book Week. Read more in my post on GeekDad: Children’s Book Week. Read some of my other GeekDad posts: Myst Fifteen Years Later as an iPhone Application Teaching Your Kid Chess (or Trying to) .

Free Comic Book Day

My GeekSon has shown some interest in comics. At bedtime, we have occasionally read a “racket noggle.” (His preferred pronunciation of graphic novel.) With the arrival of Free Comic Book Day I took the suggestion of new GeekDad writer Dave Giancaspro and planned a trip to The Comic Stop in Watertown, Massachusetts. I picked this […]

My First Post on GeekDad

The folks over at GeekDad on Wired.com accepted me as a contributor. (You can see me listed as an additional contributor in the right-hand bar.) My first post went up Saturday morning: Teaching Your Kid Chess (Or Trying To).