Street Fight: The Muppets vs. Sesame Street

Interviewing Kermit and Miss Piggy was the highlight of my journalism career. As a hardcore Muppets fan, I have loved watching Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal, Beaker and the Swedish Chef get things started. Now, I also loved Sesame Street as a kid. The Count was always a favorite (though I fully admit, I had a hand puppet of him as a kid that scared me to death) and there is no greater superhero than Super Grover. Recently, however, I heard of a gang war brewing. A throw-down to end all throw-downs. The Muppets had entered Sesame Street and it was time to take out the trash. Kaci Marie posted what seemed a harmless little ...

Suffern Robotics Encourages Girls to Embrace STEM

  My teenage son Jason has been on the Suffern Robotics Team for three years now. Last year, the team made it all the way to the FTC World Championships in Detroit, taking home a nomination for the Connect award. This year, Jason's the team captain, hoping to repeat last year's success.  The Suffern Robotics Team (Team #7486 for those of you keeping score at home), participates in the First Tech Challenge, which is a remarkable and wonderful program. Not only does it encourage group learning and problem solving but "gracious professionalism" is first and foremost with everything. At competitions, teams actually lend a hand to other teams in need. It's a friendly rivalry ...

Disney’s Frozen 2 Gift Pack Giveaway!

Disney's Frozen holds a real special place in my heart. No, it actually has nothing to do with my kids either. To me, Frozen was my first real step into the world of Disney PR as a blogger. Yep, some six years ago, I was a fairly young blogger who happened to worm his way into a special invitation to go interview the cast and musicians behind Disney's upcoming animated film Frozen. It was roughly one month before "Let it Go" was unleashed on the big screen for the world, and there I was sitting in the Waldorf Astoria in New York City interviewing the one and only Kristen Bell. The rest, ...

How to Manage Homeschooling as a Working Parent

The following is a sponsored guest post Homeschooling can be a rewarding experience for both parents and children. Historically, homeschooling meant that at least one parent must stay home to oversee the homeschool education. Home education requires parents to dedicate a significant amount of their time to plan the curriculum, provide instruction, and evaluate progress. However, with all the resources available to homeschoolers today, working parents can successfully home educate their children. Parents can homeschool their children, work, and still have time to spend with family and friends. If you are considering homeschooling your child as a working parent, the following tips can help you balance your student’s homeschool education with your ...

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 ...