How do you teach them to enjoy classical music? Tell the stories behind the tunes. … Read More Teaching the Kids Classical Music Appreciation… With Tchaikovsky’s Cannons
This week’s link roundup includes an anatomically correct crocheted skeleton, an abandoned dead shark in a vat of green ooze, and Winamp as a browser app.… Read More Rambunctious Roundup: Crocheted Skeletons & Abandoned Sharks
Another week, another Fyre documentary on the streaming services. Meanwhile, all around the USA, there’s a polar vortex that’s making cities like Chicago even colder than Antarctica. The roundup is here for you, no matter the weather.… Read More Rambunctious Roundup: Fyre and Ice
Another week, another batch of links., including deep fake videos, and the futility of trying to live without Amazon services.… Read More Rambunctious Roundup: Deep Fakes & Escape from Amazon is Futile
This week on the roundup: super blood wolf moon, Marie Kondo fury, and markdown for blogging. … Read More Rambunctious Roundup: Blood Red Moons & Sparking Joy with Hoarders
Like a cross between a powerful vacuum cleaner and a small, dying engine, our Whirlpool refrigerator was broken and emitting what seemed to be a dying gasp. … Read More The Refrigerator of Chaos
It’s a new year, and I have an abundance of cool links and an itch to get back to regular blogging for myself and not just for work. So I refresh the theme of this blog, and decide to do a rambunctious roundup of links! … Read More Rambunctious Roundup: Garageband, Storytelling, and St. Gemma Galgani
I march out and stand in our driveway with hands on my hips like a true adult dad and say in a rather loud but gruff (simultaneously frustrated and angry) voice “Guys, it’s 11 o’ clock.”… Read More What Do You Say to Noisy Motorbike Neighbors at 11 pm?
I am rudely awakened by my wife, who has just returned from working the evening shift at the hospital. She says in frustration: “You weren’t watching the kids?” I get up immediately shaking the sleep out of my eyes. 12:30 AM. And the two youngest kids are not in bed.
“What happened? What did they do?” I say. Grogginess disappears with the expectation of disaster.
“Take a look,” she says with hands indicating the stairway and the carpet. … Read More The Dangers of Falling Asleep Early
From July 24 to the 31st, my family and the entire North America-based Iringan clan had the privilege to take a week-long cruise to sunny Alaska aboard the MV Amsterdam, one of the older ships belonging to the Holland America Line. It was fun! But there were things I wish I’d known before I boarded. Here are 10 tips to better prepare for your cruise.… Read More 10 Tips for Surviving a Week-Long Cruise