Views from Butler Island

I spent the first week of July 2009 hanging out with my family at our friends’ cabin on Butler Island, on Lake Champlain (on the Vermont side of the lake). We had a blast; our friends have twin 3-year-old boys who love hanging out with our son, who’s also three, and our 6-year-old daughter was … Read more

A Lego a Day

Because the world needs more LEGOs, I present you with … A Lego A Day (For a Year) which offers a photo a day of a minifig (aka LEGO people). I’m coming in on the tail end of this, and I can only hope that the creator re-ups it for another year…

The IronPigPen

Looking for a steady stream of IronPigs baseball news? Then check out the IronPigPen, which is an unaffiliated blog about the team. They’ve got game results, commentary, news, statistics and much more.  You can find them at

Playing Catch at Lunch

Jason Alley and I have been geeking out about baseball over the last few weeks, what with the IronPigs having their home opener, the Mets and Yankees having their opening days at the brand new Citi Field and Yankee Stadium, and my daughter starting softball.  All that time we’ve also been talking about playing catch … Read more

The First IronPigs Game…

And the season is underway! My 6-year-old daughter  and I went to our first IronPigs game of the season on Saturday, April 11th. Unfortunately, the ‘Pigs lost to the Scranton Yankees, but we still had a blast despite temperatures that couldn’t have been much north of 33 degrees. The only downside to the game? Really, … Read more

Only 16 more days…

… until baseball returns to the Lehigh Valley! Opening Day for the IronPigs is Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (the former Red Barons). Unfortunately I won’t be there, but I will be going to the Saturday, April 11th game. After a semester of working hard on Moodle, WordPress and a … Read more

The IronPigs are on Twitter

The IronPigs are on Twitter. Granted, they’re not doing much with Twitter, seeing as how they only posted two updates in February, but here’s to hoping they start using it regularly as we head into the baseball season. I’d love to get game updates/results from Twitter! On a related note … only one month to my … Read more

The Baseball Thaw

It’s February in Pennsylvania, which means we’re alternating between cold and icy, cold and muddy, and just plain cold. Oh we get the occasional spring tease, when temps spike up to the mid-40s, but those are quickly gone. Now granted, it’s not New England, which just got another foot of snow, but it’s still miserable … Read more

Currently Reading: The New Space Opera

One thing I make a point of doing every summer is to put together a reading list. I may not get through all the books on the list, but I do try, and if nothing else, it gives me a non-work, non-family, non-computer related goal to strive for. Last summer, I decided to promote my … Read more