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Remembering David Bowie

January 15, 2016

Good articles have been written about why it’s okay to grieve for someone you’ve never met, a favorite actor or singer, for example. It’s natural when music, or art of any kind, profoundly affects us, speaks to our souls, and it’s okay to grieve the artist who sparked those feelings. This week we’ve listened to David Bowie’s music online and on vinyl. Our son played “Moonage Daydream” at an open mic. Our youngest daughter posted a photo of herself from her graduation shoot.

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The Laptop Project

December 28, 2015

Got a dead laptop? We know what to do with it! My online buddy and fellow GeekDad, Mordechai Luchins, has a little charity endeavor called The Laptop Project that I want to tell you about.

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Dinner and a DVD: Ant-Man

December 26, 2015

Ant-Man was a hugely popular entry in Marvel’s “Phase 2” series, adding more comedy to the mix, primarily in the brilliant casting of Paul Rudd as the hero and the hilarious Michael Pena as his buddy Luis. There’s a scene fairly early on where Luis shows his concern for his little band of criminal friends by preparing a meal for them.

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Dinner and a DVD: Elf

December 24, 2015

Today’s Dinner and a DVD: Will Farrell’s ‘Elf’ is another holiday favorite, one my kids watched over and over. And it just so happens that the story includes a meal suggestion.

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Happiness is a Warm Bath

December 23, 2015

I’ve been experimenting with bath salts this year. I’ve sent them to my daughters and friends for a variety of occasions. The massage therapist at my chiropractor’s office has encouraged me to spend more time soaking away my stress and stiffness. Since both of my daughters will be home for the holidays I purchased approximately a dozen different oils and we intend to spend a day mixing up new batches that they can take home.

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Dinner and a DVD: Animated Holiday Edition

December 22, 2015

We’re starting a new feature here at BCBT: Dinner and a DVD. Every so often, we’ll pick a movie and pair it with an appropriate meal, appetizer, snack or dessert. To kick things off, we decided to start with some Christmas classics.

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Star Wars Press Event and a Giveaway!

December 18, 2015

UPDATE: Congratulations to Loren Roberts, winner of the Kylo Ren figure!   Recently, I attended a press day for Star Wars: The Force Awakens; in addition to the press panel at which 100+ bloggers and reporters asked questions of the cast, there were a lot of product demos, photo ops and swag to take home. […]

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Everything You Ever Wondered About LA

November 13, 2015

If you’ve been in Los Angeles for more than a week or three, you start to notice things, and you may begin to wonder about them. Like why is there a Hollywood sign, and why did it used to say Hollywoodland, as seen in The Rocketeer? Why are LA’s so-called rivers just ugly concrete trenches? What’s with all the palm trees? And why is this place so spread out?

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Angelyne, as shown on her billboards that have been scattered through Hollywood over the last four decades.

Win a Date with Angelyne: Regret Having Been so Flippant with the Term “Garbage Person” in the Past

November 13, 2015

There is a supposed “Ancient Chinese Curse”, which of course is neither ancient nor Chinese: May you lead an interesting life. May you attract the attention of famous people. May you get what you want. This has never been so clearly seen in effect as the time I won a date, well, technically a ride, […]

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Workforce Reduction

October 21, 2015

It’s a few minutes before 10:00 a.m. and I have finished my coffee, caught up on Facebook, and skimmed my personal emails. Now what? I was laid off four days ago while I sat at my desk wearing a t-shirt embroidered with the logo of my former employer. That was on Friday. Although I have […]

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