Category Archive: My Interests

Jul 14 2016

You know what grinds my gears?

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      I’m usually a pretty tolerant guy, but some things just tick me off. I’m pretty sure it’s not just me.  It must be just about everybody else too, right? Why does the movie based on the book ALWAYS suck?  In related news, why is the sequel kinda crappy and the threequel even worse …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/you-know-what-grinds-my-gears/

Jul 01 2016

Princess photo experiment

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      I say princess because my little girl won the title of VBS Princess tonight!  She is so thrilled.  She memorized tons of verses, and was a generally great kid this week.  I love to see that kind of thing rewarded. Anyway, I found this image online a few weeks back and was really …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/princess-photo-experiment/

Jun 15 2016

A Shade of Vampire sucks! Read this instead.

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      I love a good book as much as the next guy, so when Beth asked me to read this book hailed as the next great thing since Harry Potter, how could I refuse? She wasn’t telling me because she’d read it, or even knew someone who has, just that she knows I love …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/a-shade-of-vampire-sucks-read-this-instead/

Oct 23 2015

Review of “Dead Men Kill”

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      I’d read two books for Galax Press, publishers of the fictional works of L. Ron Hubbard, in the past, so when they offered to send me a third to review, I jumped at the chance. These books are marketed as from the Golden Age of storytelling.  These stories are all from the 1930s …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/review-of-dead-men-kill/

Sep 04 2015

So this one time we took a picture … and it took over our lives (for four days)!

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      We hate to be conformists. Life’s too short. We’ve always been a little different, and Jake has helped us lose that last shred of “what will the neighbors think?”. When you’ve got a kid on the autism spectrum who’s as likely to say the first thing that comes to mind as he is …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/so-this-one-time-we-took-a-picture-and-it-took-over-our-lives-for-four-days/

Aug 19 2015

Pinterest Photoshoot

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      Liv and Alyssa wanted to do a Photoshoot based on some best friend pics they found on Instagram and Pinterest. Here are our results: Which is your favorite?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/pinterest-photoshoot/

Jul 08 2015

SOMEBODY KNOCK MY SOCKS OFF!

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends        I read all the time, but I have to be honest, it’s been an awfully long time since anything has really blown me away.   I want a knock-your-socks-off kind of book!   The last two books to do this for me were To Kill A Mockingbird and The Martian.   I just …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/somebody-knock-my-socks-off/

Oct 04 2014

Steak, Stir fry, Soups, and Pie

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      Olivia approached me the other day and said, “Dad, will you teach me how to cook more stuff?” We’d done some simple work with scrambled eggs and things in the past.  I really enjoy teaching my kids how to cook.  It’s a great life skill, and isn’t my job as a parent to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/steak-stir-fry-soups-and-pie/

Sep 30 2014

On My Bedside Table

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      I’ve just finished three books. All were recommendations given to me when I reached out to the internet a few weeks back. Here’s a progress report:

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/on-my-bedside-table/

Sep 12 2014

Applachian Trail: A Dream

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      As a native New Englander (I’d say Mainer, but I was born in New Hampster and didn’t move up here until I was a few months old), I have always had a special place in my heart for the Appalachian Trail.  I think that comes from being at the very end of the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/applachian-trail-a-dream/

Sep 03 2014

8 Books In 6 Weeks

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends       Here’s the true litmus test as to how hectic I perceive my life to be: how much reading have I gotten done? When things get really crazy, I retreat into the world of literature. Fiction, mostly. An avid reader, I get almost panicky when I’m finishing a book and don’t yet have …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/8-books-in-6-weeks/

Jun 20 2014

Went Fishing; Caught More Great Images Than Fish

Tell Your Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Tell Your Friends      Gabriel and I went fishing tonight.  We went way too early, in weather that had too recently been bright and sunshiny.  Not that fishing with your son has to have anything to do with fishing.  We bought some worms and a couple of sodas, and set out after dinner.  He had more luck …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bigcalfguy.com/went-fishing-caught-more-great-images-than-fish/

Page 1 of 41234