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Every Reaction to the New Star Wars Trailer

Posted by on April 17th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Our childhoods came crashing down on us yesterday when the trailer for the new Star Wars film came out. I literally screamed out like a kid in front of coworkers in a meeting. I couldn’t help myself. After the painful trauma of the second set of three films (cue Jar Jar Binks falling off a […]

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My Wife Just Said… #206

Posted by on March 30th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Someone please tell Vader he left his helmet in the bathroom again.” -Avara   I’ve done a pretty good job of making my family as geeky as possible. Not a day goes by that one of us doesn’t reference Star Wars or a similar cadre of geek literature, films or otherwise. And being a geek or […]

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My Wife Just Instagrammed… #202

Posted by on March 4th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Real Jedis use their hands. And feet.” -Avara   Finn has gotten so fixated on things being certain ways. Sometimes, when we read aloud to him and mispronounce characters’ names from Harry Potter books or Star Wars comics, he just gets very particular. I respect it, usually. Cut to: his brother wielding a lightsaber incorrectly. “Dada, […]

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Elizabethan Superheroes & Star Wars Icons

Posted by on November 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

We’ve all asked ourselves interesting questions. What if we’d lost WWII? What would the world be like if people lived for hundreds of years? How would chairs be designed if our bodies had four legs? Photographer, Sacha Goldberger, thought up some of his own intriguing questions… What if Superman was born in the 16th century? […]

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Light Balance

Posted by on November 12th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:22pm PST We are comprised of light and dark, my sons. Some of us hide it better than others. Never compare your shadows or your sunshine against another’s. The aperture of you is all you need to work on. Let more light in, […]

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My Wife Just Said… #186

Posted by on November 10th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“When Finn asked me to be Princess Leia for Halloween I thought “no way”. How could I hide all my imperfections in a very unforgiving white dress? But seeing this sweet boy’s eyes light up when he saw all of us dressed in costumes was beyond amazing!” -Avara   A photo posted by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) […]

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Parenterms: “Adultolescence”

Posted by on November 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Adolescence refers to a person in the process of developing from a child into an adult, but the idea of what an “adult” is seems to have lost a lot of its former meaning. The more time marches on, the more it seems to skip and moonwalk, and we’re entering an “Age” where men and […]

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My Kid Just Said… #55

Posted by on August 22nd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Daddy? How does Dark Vader eat?” -Lucas (2014, 5 years old)   To answer your question: the Disney store. That’s where we got these ridiculously amazing PJs. (ALSO IT HAS A TINY DETACHABLE CAPE!) There he stood, my little Dark Vader in his new PJs. My feelings were conflicted at first, the wincing inner nerd […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Rank Side of the Force

Posted by on July 25th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Sometimes your baby or child does things that impress you beyond the normal “wow, he squeezed my finger” or “holy crap, she ate the whole thing!” Stuff that’s extraordinary. These achievements can even get you thinking they’re prodigies at something, or what they’ve done is somehow foreshadowing of some specific future for them, some destiny. […]

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My Kid Just Said… #50

Posted by on June 2nd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“You know what I would do if I had The Force? Tickle YOU for once.” -Finn (2014, 4.5 years old)  We started watching Episode IV: A New Hope of Star Wars awesomeness. Finn is in. All the way. He did way better than I even anticipated. After we finished our first round, he said this […]

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