The Star Wars Episode IX Trailer Brings My Childhood Full Circle

Star Wars Celebration is going on right now in Chicago and The Force is stronger than ever. That's because Disney has dropped the name of the final "original" trilogy film... Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. They even announced a release date of December 20. Oh, and they also surprised the world with a little teaser trailer. Gah! Cover your keyboard to protect it from the drool and take a gander! Did you get goose pimples like I did? Seriously. Story wise, not much is explained. But snippets of awesomeness prevail, which no doubt will lead to eight long months of theories and speculation. First, we start out with Rey on ...

Sharing Family Photos with My Parents Just Got Simple Thanks to ibi

This post is sponsored by the makers of ibi. I still remember fondly sitting in the living room with my family as my dad pulled out the slide projector and adjusted the screen. Then he'd go through the latest reel of slides from our summer vacation out in Cape Cod. Usually this'd happen when either my cousins were over or family friends were visiting. I guess you could say that was the precursor to someone's Facebook wall these days. Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love technology! I can be at my son's baseball game and quickly text a photo of Ryan up at bat to my parents and sister. Or I ...

This Fanboy Loved Everything About Captain Marvel, Including the Cat

Let me say this right from the start. Captain Marvel is not a great female-lead superhero movie. It's not a feminist-powered, man-bashing film either. Captain Marvel is just an amazingly fun, great movie that happens to have a female lead. It's sad that there even has to be a discussion or a distinction in gender these days when discussing things like entertainment. But apparently that's where we are in society today. I loved Captain Marvel. I thought it was a fantastic film that was yet again a very different type of Marvel movie much in the vein that Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy were. It ties in beautifully with the entire ...

Look Out Skynet, Suffern Robotics is Heading to the World Championships in Detroit

The best part of being a parent is getting to see your kids grow and take on some big challenges. Win or lose, it's still fantastic to see your child compete and give it their all. My wife and I couldn't be prouder of Jason and his Suffern Robotics team for moving on to the World Championships in Detroit next month. What exactly is "robotics"? It's the most gracious, science-based team "sport" you'll ever see. As part of FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology), the Suffern High School Robotics Team competes against other schools in the region in some hi-tech robotic competition. Sadly, no, the robots don't fight each ...

I Survived My First Week of Intermittent Fasting

My favorite quote from Garfield (Everyone has one, right?) has to be: Diet is just DIE with a T. Nothing is less satisfying than the first few days of a new diet. You're either screaming at everyone around you ready to bite their heads off because you're so hungry, or you're so disgusted at eating nothing but crunchy, healthy food. Celery is the food of the devil for sure. My wife and I have been trying to eat healthy and lose some weight for awhile now. Nothing seems to be sticking though, except for the extra pounds. So we decided it was time for a drastic change. We looked into the Keto ...