In Review: Father Geek’s Monthly Newsletter (September 2014)

This month we have games about playground shenanigans, new twists on old classics, time travel, fantasy battles, illegal liquor running, Norse Gods, fiery mages, alien politicians, bar fights, football, and a mystery game I cannot speak about until such time I have been given explicit instructions to do so by a small army of lawyers dressed in ninja outfits. I’m joking, of course. The lawyers wear suits. Continue reading

In Review: Father Geek’s Monthly Newsletter (August 2014)

August is a great month to reflect on how little you have accomplished over the summer months. I had plans – GRAND PLANS – to get a lot done. All for not. I still have little islands of boxes and bags in my new home and a list of “things to do” that never stops growing. Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite wrote in one of her Cathy comic strips, “I’ve been put on this earth to accomplish so many things. At the rate I’m going, I’ll never die.” I can relate. Continue reading

In Review: Father Geek’s Monthly Newsletter (July 2014)

Can you believe it’s July already? Half of the year has come and gone, and I feel that I haven’t accomplished anything. With only 6 months left in the year, we need to get busy! Socrates said, “Beware the barrenness of a busy life,” but I have a hard time taking advice from a guy who wore a bed sheet. Continue reading

In Review: Father Geek’s Monthly Newsletter (June 2014)

My little geeks are out of school and enjoying their new-found summer freedom. Like most adults (other than the smart ones who went into education), I don’t have a summer break. My oldest son takes great delight in reminding me how long he gets to sleep in and not do anything all day if he wants to. Of course, I give him jobs to do. Pick up dog poop, pick up your toys, do yard work, etc. Take that, kiddo! Continue reading

In Review: Father Geek’s Monthly Newsletter (May 2014)

Another month has slipped by like a ninja in the night…or a ship…or a ship full of ninjas. It’s May and that means Spring in Southern Minnesota is “kind of” here. Last year, we had one bugger of a snowstorm in May that took down trees and had many people questioning their decision to live in the upper Midwest. Throwing caution to the wind, as it were, everyone in Minnesota is now wearing shorts. Temperature be damned… Continue reading

In Review: Father Geek’s Monthly Newsletter (April 2014)

March was a surprisingly busy month for my family. Pinewood Derby car races, cleaning up a yard full of no less than 4 months of frozen dog poop (I have found a new circle of Hell, by the way), and the various activities that come with raising 3 active children. In short, a typical month with an atypical amount of energy spent to get through it. Thank Odin for caffeine! Continue reading