Why I am happy my kids are in Karate

I remember about 2 or 3 years ago I conducted a job interview with a young adult who was just out of college. Typically interviews with recent grads are awkward, nervous affairs. I believe most recent grads would rather face a firing squad then their first rounds of job interviews. However, this candidate was different. He was confident, made great eye contact, and simply exuded confidence.

We hired him even though the position that was open was for a more intermmediate developer.


Anna vs Charlie - Championship Match

Anna and Charlie put on their sibling's gear (which as you can see in the background they left strewn around the house). They basically got dressed themselves in the gear, we had to help out a little bit.

Which leads to the question - who says little dragons can't spar? Anna looks like she has a solid backhand.


I am not a normal parent: Here's how I react to someone forgetting a lunch bag.

My daughter forgot her lunch bag. Again.

So rather than lecture her or something like that, I decided to draw yet another, more elaborate comic.


Cool Idea: Billson Summer Photos

Kate had a cool idea for capturing our summer pictures in a slightly

Charlie's new trick


The Terrible Twos

Friends of mine are celebrating their two year old's birthday today. I posted a comment saying "Welcome to the Terrible Twos!"

And then I thought about it for a bit and realized the terrible two's are not actually that bad if you take them into context.


Charlie Sings We Will Rock You

Listen for the "Boom Boom Cha!" at the end of him singing the first line.


Charlie and the Moon

Children can give you a lot of headaches.


Why cell phone video cameras are cool

So you've seen the advantages of cell phone cameras for things like police/taser incidents ("Don't taze me bro!"), but I was able to take advantage of having an instant cell camera nearby recently.

My son was wandering around singing twinkle twinkle little star, and I thought "Man, I wish I had a camera handy to record this..." and of course a split second later I realized that I did - right there on my hip.


End of Year 33

As I come to the dying minutes of my 33rd on this planet, I must confess I spent my free thinking time today wondering about how the year actually went.

The good news to report is that I think - in general - my time was well spent and enjoyable. There are a few things that could have gone better, I suppose, but who doesn't really?