With Great Success and Aplomb

Bean being outfitted as a Knight for Jousting We are starting early at raising our boys to be Renaissance Men! A renaissance man or polymath is a person who is skilled in multiple fields or multiple disciplines, and who has a broad base of knowledge. The term renaissance man is largely based on the various artists and scholars of the European Renaissance, (starting in about … Continue reading With Great Success and Aplomb

Ben’s First Film

We worked all day! First we watched a Behind the Scenes video on the Monsters, Inc. DVD that showed the filmmakers creating storyboards. Ben worked in his two-story playhouse (that was on property when we got here… we can’t take credit for it being cool!), and turned it into his Film Studio. We did all the filming while his little brother was taking a nap … Continue reading Ben’s First Film

Screenplay for a Horror Movie

Last night, Ben had to crawl in bed with me – at nearly seven years old – and snuggle because his imagination was scaring him. Who knows where this is coming from? We don’t watch scary shows or even that much TV. Sometimes on weekends, Ben will watch a car show with his dad. Yesterday, some guys digging around a scrapyard for parts found a … Continue reading Screenplay for a Horror Movie