The Boxtrolls, a Fun Family Film

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On a whim, I took the whole family to the movies last Friday. Momma, son (age 10), daughter (age 7), and I went and saw The Boxtrolls. I went in with zero expectations having only watched a couple of previews on YouTube. What had me intrigued was the fact that it was stop-motion animation (love […]

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The 3 ‘Must See’ Movies this Holiday Season

September 25, 2014

Well, they are the three “must see” movies for me anyway. I am not someone who goes to the movies multiple times a month. Shoot, I barely go multiple times a year. So, when I do go to the movies, it is because the film is one I really want to see. It just so […]

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The Struggle of Board Games on Kickstarter Lately

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This post was inspired by a brief segment in Episode 42 of the Punching Cardboard podcast. They talked about how there are some great looking games on Kickstarter right now that are struggling to fund and it’s a real head-scratcher. The Boards & Beers podcast (Episode 14) also touched on this subject and questioned why […]

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Get Back To Life

September 19, 2014

I was listening to podcast Episode 22 from Happy Mitten Games and a part of it really struck me in talking about how technology has caused us as a society to kind of check out of life. The things around you that you miss because you are staring at your phone. Your kids saying, “dad, […]

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The Grasshopper and the Ants

September 3, 2014

The calendar has flipped over to September and the long range weather forecast shows fewer and fewer days in the 80s. It got me thinking about fall and winter and the cold that comes with those changing seasons. We had a long, cold, and snowy winter this year and I am nowhere near ready to […]

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Stonehearth Alpha 4 Teaser Trailer

May 7, 2014

I backed Stonehearth a year ago on Kickstarter after watching this trailer – Just what is Stonehearth? Stonehearth is a game about exploration and survival in an epic fantasy setting. Your job is to help a small group of settlers survive and carve out a place for themselves in a hostile land. You’ll need to […]

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Amazing Grace – The Avett Brothers

April 15, 2014

Easter is upon us. And nothing says what the essence of Easter is all about quite like the song “Amazing Grace”. It’s not about Easter egg hunts. It’s not about a bunny. It’s about A God who so loved the world that he sent his only Son to earth to die, that we might live […]

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Teaser trailer for the new Peanuts movie

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Obviously, with less than 60 seconds of footage, not much of an opinion can be garnered here. However, the brief bit of animation that they did show looks just like the comic strip and cartoons except it is now computer animation. When I first heard the buzz about a possible Peanuts movie I thought – […]

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Amazon Prime still a good deal at $99 a year

March 13, 2014

Amazon Prime is going up $20 to $99 per year. The new rate will take affect on your renewal date. The rate increase begins one week from today so if you want to get in at the $79 rate, you need to sign up now. I had initially resisted signing up for Amazon Prime when […]

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Small World 2 App is 50% off for a limited time

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If you were hesitant about pulling the trigger on purchasing the Small World 2 App at the $9.99 price like I was, this sale should convince you to give it a go. We own the Small World board game and love it. Since the first of the year we have probably played it about 10 […]

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