25 Years Later, I Finally Made Time for an MBA

It's time to declare an MBA. Yes, it's time for My Big Announcement. More than 25 years since graduating SUNY Binghamton with a journalism degree, I have finally achieved an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) with a specialization in Digital Marketing. In other words, this old geezer went back to school to get a Masters and survived. Actually, if I can brag a bit, I did more than survive. I landed a 3.94 GPA in the process. (Those few A- grades killed my 4.0) When I graduated college and started working in publishing as a magazine editor, I swore I'd never go back to school. There was just no need. So on I ...

This Geeky Dad’s Thoughts on 42 Years of Star Wars Memories

I don't remember where I was when the first Star Wars movie came out. Yes, it's now called Episode IV: A New Hope, but back in the day, we all just called it "Star Wars." I was 5 years old and loved the movie, from what I understood at the time. Flash forward to the summer of 1980, the beginning of the greatest decade known to man. The Empire Strikes Back completely blew my mind. The story was darker than the original. Colder even (and not just because of the ice planet Hoth). And worst of all... the bad guys won in the end. As the credits rolled, the 8-year-old Andrew that ...

The Correct Order for Viewing All the Star Wars Movies

I can't believe it's here. The end of the Skywalker Saga. Yep, with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the 42-year-old story has come to an end. No worries, there are zero spoilers in this post. I am absolutely loving the Star Wars references anywhere and everywhere I look. Clothes. Toys. Cereal. Even car commercials are getting in on it! The Force is definitely strong with the mainstream these days. Yet the one thing that's really starting to overtake my Facebook feed of late are people asking the same question over and over: "My kids haven't seen Star Wars yet. What order should I show it to them in?" I've seen ...

5 Ways to Keep Your Granite Countertops Clean

The following is a sponsored guest post One fear that plagues many homeowners as they consider granite countertops is how to keep the stone clean without damaging it. Fortunately, the hubbub about how hard it is to keep granite countertops clean is a bit exaggerated. There are a variety of ways that you can properly clean your granite countertops without harming the stone at all. 1.    Find a Trusted Granite Cleaner Granite countertops may seem tough, but they can be easily damaged when they aren’t treated with care. The best thing that you can do for your granite countertops is to find a trusted granite cleaner. Cleaners that are made especially for natural ...

My Watch Has Ended But the Ale is Still Flowing

It's been some time now since HBO's bloodthirsty game has come to end. We've all had time to truly digest the rise and fall of our favorite families from the Lannisters (boooo!) to the Targaryens (Yay! Er, boo?) to the Starks (Forever Yay!). Yes, HBO's Game of Thrones has ended but there's still time for one more toast. Brewery Ommegang and HBO are proud to announce the 15th and final offering in their line of ales inspired by the award-winning drama. I previously shared a pint of King of the North with my buddy Eric. This time around, however, it felt more appropriate to drink alone. The series is over. Characters are dead. ...