Review: Panasonic ES 8249 electric razor

Yes, I’m serious. Panasonic sent me its high-end electric razor to try out after I complained about needing to learn how to shave again when I transitioned from a rather scraggly beard to a neatly trimmed goatee. As I’ve said earlier, it was a sort of strange thing to be a forty(cough)-year old man having to learn how to shave smoothly again after having a beard for over a decade, but ask I did, and…Read More

How my iPhone helps me use the public library

I don’t know if I’m the only person who has figured this little trick out, but I thought I’d share how I use my iPhone to save lots of money on books… When I am at a bookstore (which is quite common, actually) and see a book that I think I’d like to read, but am not particularly enthused about paying $20-$30 for a copy of my own, I use my iPhone to take a…Read More

80% of children under two watch HOW much media per day?

I realize that we’re an outlier in the entire TV and media discussion because we don’t watch any TV at all. That’s right. When they’re deathly sick we might okay a video once in a blue moon, but I estimate that our three children, ages 2, 6, 9, watch less than twenty hours of TV/movies annually, and zero video or computer games. Usually when I tell people that they gasp and act uncomfortable, immediately trotting…Read More