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Structural Integrity , a Duplo Story

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Last night, I was stacking Duplo blocks with my son. He’s three now and will turn four in May. As I was interlocking blocks of various size to form a U-shaped wall, he was stacking 2×2 bricks several dozen high, and his towers kept on collapsing. After a few tumbled, he asked, “Daddy, why does it keep falling down?” Without a skipping a beat, I replied, “Because it lacks Structural Integrity.” I’m not sure if that constituted good parenting or bad parenting. I replied quickly. I was direct. I told the...

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01/11/2020 Stutter-Starting

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01/11/2020 Stutter-Starting

I think it was originally Robert Burns who is credited with the saying, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” (or some variation thereof). To whomever had that insight, I applaud them.  If I recall correctly, the Bible also has a stance on the matter. I bring this up because 2020 has begun with my best laid plans being waylaid by recovery from illness and a general sense of exhaustion. Like so many humans, I had every intention of ending 2019 with my eyes set on the coming 12 months, with my goals written and my...

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2020 Begins

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2020 Begins

  WELL, here we are. The start of another Calendar Year! Between the bustle and hustle of the holiday season, I’ve neither put together all annual aims for 2020 nor committed to any bold new habits. As 2019 sprinted to a close, I have been trying to merely manage my day-to-day responsibilities with work and eBay plus our needs as a family, and it has required nearly all the time I’ve had. But that’s not to say I’ve been ignoring the changeover from this year to the next…I’ve been thinking about the...

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Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker : Review

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Spoiler free: Full disclosure: I was wholly aware of the script leaks via YouTube and had an idea of the whole plot of nearly the entire film—nearly sequence for sequence—prior to entering the theatre; therefore, I did NOT get the emotional rollercoaster intended, which affected my overall experience.  I enjoyed my time mostly while watching this movie, which is more than I can say for other first viewings of Disney StarWars movies… But I don’t think it’s necessarily a good movie. At the very least, I would be happy to sit through it...

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Growing up awesome

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My son: Car enthusiast. Racing aficionado. Space ranger in training. And now … Creative artistic Voice. Bottom left-hand corner portrait of daddy; bottom right hand corner portrait of mommy. Likenesses:...

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Office Christmas displays 2019

Posted by on 9:38 pm in Fun-funs, Reviews & Recommendations | 0 comments

Home office Christmas Displays are in full fun this Christmas! Left shelf : My wife’s HOlday Lego sets, including a snowglobe, Bickheadz, and a small winter wonderland, in addition to a nutcracker, and the derpist of derpy designed Santa’s Lego has evr released—which is my personal favorite of her collection.  The Polar Express book in the back is my original copy from childhood. The Right Shelf contains my One2Believe Nativity, with bonuses. This is a particular favorite this year due to One2Believe’s overall Bible...

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This is the goods.

Posted by on 12:45 am in Faith, Hope, and Love, Fun-funs | 0 comments

Tonight, Landon and I just rolled through one of his toy bins taking out stuff we had forgot that we had, creating all manner of combinations just for creations’ sake, enjoying little bits of plastic in all their silliness and functionality, all the while sharing with one another, having fun, and savoring Toy Time Together. On instagram, I described it as “a cacophony of cars and characters featuring all manner of heroes in all manner of machines!” And it was. It was also the sort of casual bonding between father and sons...

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Playing Superheroes

Posted by on 6:10 pm in Fun-funs | 0 comments

Weekend Toy Time Together = flying superheroes!!! Capturing a toddler mid-play when flying superheroes = nearly impossible!!! I picked a set of 5 Fisher Price DC Superheroes at a toy show I workedin September for $5. Sold the Lex Luther in my store to pay myself back for the whole lot, and now Landon and I can enjoy adventures with Green Lantern , Superman , Flash , and Aquaman. Plus Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear for good measure. I love that my son and I have had this time, even if he grows out of it far sooner than I want, which is...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by on 6:31 am in Fun-funs | 0 comments

Happy thanksgiving! Today I am Thankful for faith, family, and friends. Also, for pajama mornings on holidays playing Cars with my little boy! And for bacon. We ate lots of bacon. Courtesy of my wife. Today’s morning included lots of toy time together. Sharing Star Wars Micro Machines, Additional Micro Machines for my eBay store, plus Disney Pixar Cars, Pizza Plamet, and more! Quite a morning, definitely much for which to be thankful! #pixar #cars #pizzaplanet #disney #toytimetogether #imaginext #toystory...

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Lincoln logs !

Posted by on 3:18 pm in Fun-funs | 0 comments

This week’s ToyTimeTogether : Playskool Lincoln Logs with Vintage box. Yes, these are some original wooden construction toys, and our fun just goes to show: good toys last a long time! As the wardrobe changes attest, these were a hit almost every night this week! Lincoln Logs are an interesting beast. I feel like it takes a lot of foresight to actually build something well, and even then I don’t particularly do a good job of it. Landon loved to put one of the medium connectors between two of the small wooden connecting pins and call it...

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