Monthly Archives: March 2015

Princesses, Cars and Nature vs. Nurture Parenting

We have two kids: a five-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy. We try not to push them in any specific direction when it comes to their interests. They have lots of different toys and books and whatever they are interested in, we help them learn more about it. Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast Live-Action Movie Casting

So, Disney is making a Beauty and the Beast live-action film…not exactly a surprise, given the recent success of other animation-to-live-action crossovers and the long-running Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical. Last week, my wife and I had a long discussion about casting … Continue reading

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Realistic Dreams

My daughter Ava is always talking about her dreams. “It’s my dream to do this,” or, “It’s my dream to do that.” She has lots of different interests and her dreams reflect that, but her “dreams” are just so…realistic. Continue reading

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If You Write It, Will They Come?

I think this is a universal feeling for writers: You write something you are really happy with—really proud of—and then no one reads it. No one shares it. No one talks about it. You try to tweet it out to a few strategic people, but it doesn’t get any traction, and you don’t really know why. Continue reading

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Blog saga

And now, the moment no one (other than me) has been waiting for: I finally have a personal blog up and running! Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette

Like most girls her age, my daughter loves princesses. Of course, she likes Belle and Rapunzel and Elsa—all the Disney princesses—and even Princess Leia (who is now a Disney princess, I guess). But a while back, she got a book from the library about real princesses (and queens) like Cleopatra, Princess Diana and Marie Antoinette. Continue reading

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