It pains me to say that I have yet to watch Age of Ultron. I know. I know. There are probably some strings on me. If you have had the chance to watch the latest Avengers movie and you’re itching for some more superhero action, you’re in luck. Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to Vancouver next month and they’re celebrating by hosting a special costume contest.
“Follow your passion. Figure out what you love, who you really are. And have the courage to do that. Courage is the greatest of all virtues because if you haven’t got courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.”
When we were kids, many of us had these big, bold dreams about who we were going to be when we got older. We were going to be astronauts, firefighters, professional wrestlers and cartoonists. It all seemed within reach and yet so few of us actually followed through on our dreams. Instead, reality hit us like a ton of bricks and many of us settled on more “reasonable” careers.
I’d probably be the first person to tell you that I’m a “meatatarian” by nature. I like steak. I like bacon. I like great southern BBQ. At the same time, I’m also the kind of person who is open to new culinary adventures. Under most normal circumstances, it would be unlikely to find me at a vegetarian restaurant by choice, let alone one that’s vegan. But hey, I’ve heard good things about Sweet Cherubim and it’s got to be worth a shot.
When I was a baby, or so I’ve been told as I clearly cannot recall personally, I didn’t get out all that much. The overwhelming majority of my human interaction would have been with my immediate family. It wouldn’t have been until I was enrolled in preschool that I had any sort of meaningful interaction with other kids who were not my kin. Maybe certain programs didn’t really exist at the time. Maybe my parents didn’t know about them.
Things are going to be different for my little girl. For starters, we’ve been taking her to baby story time at the local public library. This gives her a chance, if nothing else, to be exposed to other babies her age. We read stories and sing Raffi songs. It’s a great little program and it’s completely free to attend. Looking around the room each week, though, the demographic mix became quickly apparent.
I’m the only dad here.
It’s true that Instagram is filled with #foodporn and selfies. It’s also true that you can find a pretty diverse group of people on the photo-centric social network, as Zach Rosenberg has unearthed some very geeky dads on Instagram who you should follow. James Estrada (@nerdyathomedad) is probably one of the best, featuring pictures of his son in an epic Rocket Raccoon cosplay getting plenty of attention at conventions and among mainstream media.
In addition to word choice, word order and spelling, another area of grammar that deserves your attention is punctuation. Using the right punctuation marks in the right context can dramatically elevate your writing to another level… and using punctuation incorrectly can equally detract from your writing too. What happens when the do’s and don’t of punctuation get a little muddled?
More on point, how should you be punctuating the phrase “do’s and don’ts” in the first place?
With little Adalynn going through her teething pain, I decided to partner up with Carol McBee from Mommy Connections to review some of the homeopathic medicine from Boiron. There are a number of different Boiron products available online for babies and adults alike, and they are meant to be as natural and as safe as possible.
“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.”
You may have heard that you receive back what you put out into the world. This only makes sense. Smile and the world will smile back at you. And if you are particularly grumpy and angry all the time, other people aren’t going to be particularly friendly with you either. And even when they are, your negative mindset will color your experience.