My New Painting That Started in A Lobby Bar

This is a story about how the connectivity of the Internet changes how we buy things, and I present it for your amusement and entertainment… A few months ago I spoke at Blogworld Expo in Los Angeles and, like many others, stayed at the Sheraton Los Angeles. As is typical for a conference, evenings would find a group of us hanging out in the lobby bar, sharing a drink and talking about what we learned,…Read More

What to write in those blank greeting cards

This is a guest post by Cara of Shutterfly.com Greeting cards are heavily used in our culture as signs of affection and appreciation. They are given for celebrations, holidays, milestones, and “just thinking of you” moments in our lives. We use them so often and yet they can be so difficult to figure out what to write in them. Greeting cards tend to onset writer’s block in the best writers so don’t feel bad that…Read More

Win a new BBQ for Father’s Day

This is pretty cool: A web site called Brads Deals.com and big guns Sears and Kansas City Steak Company are teaming up on a drawing for a pretty sweet new BBQ setup. The winner gets a Kenmore 4-burner LP Mocha gas grill with searing burner (very useful for those ‘smores, I’m sure!), 4 8oz filet mignon’s and 4 Kansas City Strip steaks. I could use that myself, it’d be the basis of a very nice…Read More

Stay up late? It’s probably because you’re so darn smart…

Sometimes you bump into research and say “yeah! that’s me!” That was my reaction when I bumped into an article in Psychology Today entitled “Intelligence: the Evolution of Night Owls“. You can read the entire article for yourself, but here’s a choice quote: “Because the nocturnal lifestyle allowed by electricity didn’t exist 10,000 years ago, we must now rely on general intelligence to override our early-to-bed instincts. So those with more of it stay up…Read More

My blog and guest posts…

When I got two emails in the same hour from people offering up guest content on topics that aren’t related to what I discuss here on the Attachment Parenting Blog, I started to wonder… Here’s the first of ’em: “I have been looking for parenting blogs that are interested in guest content. I like the honest approach that you implement in your posts. Very refreshing. I feel that I could add to this through a…Read More

Weird Pic Caption Contest

I hosted a panel last night on the future of television, for the DaVinci Institute, and as part of it, I continued an amusing tradition of presenting the weirdest pictures of the week and offered up what I hope were amusing captions for them unrelated to the original context of the pictures. Seems to me that’d be fun to do here on my blog to, so without further ado, here they are… The first one…Read More

The economics of driving a taxi in Las Vegas

I’m in Las Vegas right now for the Blogworld and New Media Expo and took a cab, as I often do, cruising around from hotel to hotel, party to party. This time the driver, Frank, was in a talkative mood and revealed some very interesting information about the economics of being a cab driver here in Las Vegas. Wondering how these guys get paid? Turns out that one of their biggest sources of revenue is…Read More

Are stupid people more likely to die from a heart attack?

I’m still chewing on the extraordinary flame-out that is the medical research from the British Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, as reported in BBC News under the headline Lower IQ ‘a heart disease risk’. The problem? They have committed the cardinal research sin of taking correlational data and concluding causality. It’s a classic logic problem as illustrated by this: smokers have ashtrays in their houses. Smokers get lung cancer. Therefore ashtrays cause cancer….Read More

Photo Shoot: Colorado Railroad Museum in Miniature

Last week my son G- and I went to Golden to visit one of my favorite places, the Colorado Railroad Museum. There are tons of trains in various states of repair (and disrepair) on the many acres of this museum and it’s a great place for kids to climb around and generally get a bit of the train bug. It’s also in Coors town, so it’s not far to drive for a beer after wandering…Read More

Memories of our journey to NYC on the Queen Mary

I mentioned a while ago on Twitter that when my family emigrated from England to the United States, we actually took the rather famous ship The Queen Mary, and to my surprise, the PR team at the Queen Mary (which is now a floating museum permanently docked in Long Beach, California) contacted me and asked if we had any pictures. The RMS Queen Mary We took the trip in 1963, so I have no memories…Read More

Share an offbeat NBA stat, win tickets to the All-Star game!

I’m a big fan of basketball and am usually up for a pickup basketball game when I’m at the gym or just playing “horse” with a kid or two. I can sink a fair number of three-pointers too, but I have to admit that half-court games are more fun than the ceaseless back and forth of a full court game. Yeah, that’s what happens when you get older, I guess. 🙂 As a basketball fan,…Read More

Is co-sleeping a barrier to divorce?

I received a very interesting query from a reader: I am looking for a little advice. I am contemplating divorce and one of my many concerns is the fact that I co-sleep with my 9 year old boy and 6 year old daughter (in my daughters room). I love sleeping with my kiddos, but, I fear I have made them a little too dependent on me. If I were to go through with the divorse,…Read More

Do you have a college trust set up for your kids?

My children are young still, but I’ve been thinking about college expenses for many years now, wanting to both stash some money away each year to help me from panicking if one of them says “hey, Dad, I’ve been accepted into Harvard!” or “Yes, Dad, the London School of Economics looks like my best bet.” Each of which will be inevitably followed by… “You can pay for me to go there, right, Daddy-ums?” What I…Read More

Learning how to shave again?

A few weeks ago I took the plunge and after almost 20 years of sporting a beard and mustache, I switched to a goatee, which means that the edges of my jaw are now exposed to people in a way that hasn’t happened in a long, long time. The reaction? Almost no guys noticed, and almost all the women I know immediately knew what had changed. I’d say it’s been 95% positive and I have…Read More

Can you still be considered an attachment parent if you use a stroller?

I often wonder when it comes to parenting styles; do you have to choose one way or the other? Can you still be considered an ap parent if you occasionally drift over into mainstream parenting practices? For the most part, my parenting style seems to be in line with attachment parenting. I have always been very attentive and responsive to my daughter’s needs which has included breastfeeding, co-sleeping and frequent carrying her in a sling….Read More