Halloween 2014 – Complete Cardboard Iron Man

This happened. Ben worked all through the summer of 2014 making prototype after prototype, until he was happy with all the moving parts. For his 5th Grade Halloween parade, he got to walk down the middle of the hallway, with the entire school in lines on either side of the big hall, getting high-fives from every…

A Wealth of Guitars

Have I mentioned that Ben has been building Guitars lately? Paper, tape, cardboard, Lego’s, duct-tape, wood. You name it.

Cardboard Iron Man

This was Ben’s Saturday Project. We were in the process of de-cluttering, and making a dump run, and Ben kept pulling cardboard out of the dump pile that he could use for building. I walked into the Living Room at one point, when he was just putting the whole thing on, and the timing was…

Young Artists Making Revolution Irresistible

We are not staging a revolution. But I read an article by Lisa Russell today on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation blog, Impatient Optimists, which had originally been posted on HuffingtonPost.com, and it struck a chord. We have talked at our dinner table about how the problems of the world will be solved by…

Would we have been Friends if we’d Met when we were Kids?

In a radio interview with movie director Robert Zemeckis, I learned about the origin of the movie, Back to the Future. Robert and his writing buddy were talking about their fathers, and their relationships with their fathers, and wondering if they had met their dads when they were kids, if they would have been friends. That…