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Most Awesome Hot Wheels Track in the History of the Universe

posted by Jason Boyett

Sure, today everyone’s talking about the death of Gaddafi/Qaddafi/Ghadafi or the end of the world (according to Harold Camping). But me? I want to point you toward this video of a 2,000 foot-long Hot Wheels track that goes on forever. […]

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Raised Right: An Interview with Mike and Alisa Harris

posted by Jason Boyett

Alisa Harris’ debut book, Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politics was one of the most compelling I’ve read this year. She’s a young journalist living in New York City but grew up in Middle America. Her parents […]

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How Did You Make It Through High School?

posted by Jason Boyett

How did you make it through high school? That’s the question the folks behind Rookie, a website for teenage girls, asked a bunch of celebrities. Not the flashy, pretty, Hollywood A-List celebrities, but the cool quirky ones who just seem […]

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Why I (Still) Read to My Children

posted by Jason Boyett

Last week, after almost two years of weeknight sessions, I finished reading the Harry Potter series aloud to my kids. Occasionally my wife filled in, but mostly it was me doing the reading…and the voices…and the silent editing out of […]

LEGO Minifigure Extravaganza

posted by Jason Boyett

This is a shelf in my son’s room. It’s one of two: To say he’s into LEGO Minifigures is like saying Harold Camping is into the Rapture. Which is why we’re both excited to learn from GeekDad about a new […]

Where Children Sleep

posted by Jason Boyett

This is stunning. Photographer James Mollison has a photo-essay book called Where Children Sleep, built around a powerful but very, very simple concept. It introduces us to children around the world by showing us the diversity of their bedrooms — […]

Drawing Games with Your Kids

posted by Jason Boyett

In light of Monday’s post — which still fills me with warm fuzzies — I thought I’d share with you two of the drawing games we Boyetts have spent a lot of time playing. It’s great for kids to just […]

Quirk Theory and Parenting

posted by Jason Boyett

A couple weeks ago, we discussed the importance of letting your kids be weird, based on a passage in Alexandra Robbins’ new book, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. In the book, Robbins conjectures that teenage outcasts often are poised […]

Words with Friends with Your Kids

posted by Jason Boyett

I originally posted this at jasonboyett.com a few months ago, but thought it would be worth posting here, too. If you already read it there, forgive me the re-post. ———— Within the last year, both of my kids have bought […]

Tram-POOL-ine

posted by Jason Boyett

Instructions for hot summer afternoons: 1. Get a round trampoline. The bigger the better. 2. Get a little inflatable kiddie pool. 3. Inflate the kiddie pool and place it in the middle of the trampoline. 4. Fill the pool with […]

Parents, Let Your Children Be Weird

posted by Jason Boyett

I’m reading an excellent book right now called The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. It’s the newest title from Alexandra Robbins, the best-selling author of Pledged and Overachievers. It’s a fascinating look at kids on the “cafeteria fringe” in high […]

Why Dads Should Roughhouse With Their Kids

posted by Jason Boyett

When my daughter was little, we learned how to make adults to gasp in horror with a playtime trick routine the two of us devised. She would stand on my shoulders. I would hold tightly to her ankles. Then she […]

Introverted Parenting

posted by Jason Boyett

photo © 2010 Tanya Little | more info (via: Wylio)My friend Adam McHugh is the author of a great book called Introverts in the Church, about how the contemporary Christianity has become geared toward extroversion — and how this characteristic […]

At Least You’re Not on Fire

posted by Jason Boyett

Around a year ago, at the dinner table, one of us was complaining about something. I forget what it was and who it was. Maybe it was me. Maybe I was frustrated with a project or a work situation. Regardless, […]

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As of this post I'm shutting down my Dadequate blog. It's been less than half a year since my first post here, but it's time to move along to other projects. Nothing dramatic -- I'm not quitting fatherhood or anything. But I've had a really ...

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The Crazy Physics of Starling Flight
Sorry for the paucity of posts this week and last. I've been knee-deep in my next book and am facing a self-imposed deadline. In the meantime, check out this video of a flock of starlings. The physics of bird behavior in flocks is absolutely ...

posted 10:08:18am Nov. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Robot Riding a Bicycle
Behold: a video of a robot riding a bicycle. In case that didn't register, I will say it again: A ROBOT RIDING A BICYCLE. What will they do next? Steal our jobs? Mow our lawns? Defeat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy? Start preparing your children ...

posted 9:49:44am Nov. 03, 2011 | read full post »

Halloween
The great thing about the persistently growing zombie fad is that anyone -- at any point during their day, regardless of their activity -- can be turned into a zombie and therefore find themselves stuck in that outfit for the rest of their ...

posted 4:56:06pm Oct. 31, 2011 | read full post »

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