Robb Michael, writer

Fun with Google

After spending about 15 minutes playing with today’s Google Doodle (Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Birthday), I thought I’d write a little post about some of the ways I have fun with Google. First of course, are the Google Doodles. I like to go to the... read more

Chicago Sports Update 12-16-15

As a Chicago White Sox fan I’m sligtly disappointed with yesterday’s trade for Todd Frazier… but in the end it might be a very, very good one. I was hoping Avi Garcia would be traded rather than Trace Thompson. Trace was one of the Sox bright spots... read more

An Extra Cinnamon Roll

At this time of day that usually meant one of two things. Either somebody was about to get punished or the breakfast menu was changed. Instead of pancakes we were getting cereal, probably oat meal, or the shipment of cinnamon rolls didn’t make it in time, so we were getting toast, probably dried – no peanut butter or jelly or even plain old margarine. I really hoped it wasn’t the cinnamon rolls.

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Picture Book Review: Owl Moon

Owl Moon is a beautiful, poetic (not rhyming) story about a child who goes ‘owling’ with dad at night, in the snow, by the light of a full moon. While this is an exciting adventure and the child wants to talk and shout and scream, she realizes the need to be very quiet during the entire walk. “If you go owling you have to be quiet,”

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Don’t Come Running to Me

“Grandmother to toddler trying to climb out of shopping cart: If you fall on your head and break your leg, don’t come running to me.” Overheard by: Snickering Cashier in Santee, California It’ll Just Make Things Worse... read more

A Big Change is Coming

ust a couple days ago Elegant Themes released a plugin called Divi Builder that makes it possible to make any theme no matter who makes it as adaptable as Divi. So, during the next few days I’m going to be combining

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Picture Book Review: Officer Buckle and Gloria

A 1996 Caldecott Medal Winner, Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman tells the tale of a police officer and his loyal dog, Gloria. Officer Buckle creates safety tips for everything. He’s got almost a hundred of them now, such as ‘always pull the toothpick out of your sandwich’ and ‘never lick a stop sign in the winter.’

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Picture Book Review: Otis And the Tornado

Otis does it again. In this adventure Otis and the Tornado by Loren Long, he saves the day again. Otis is a good farm tractor. He takes care of everything on the farm, especially his friends. He even tries to like the mean and grumpy, “Mr. Bull,” but Mr. Bull doesn’t want to be liked. Everyone on the farm is afraid of Mr. Bull and that’s the way he likes it. The status quo on the farm suddenly gets jolted when a tornado appears on the horizon.

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Picture Book Review: Black & White

David Macauley has written a picture book that borders on being an experience rather than a story. While Black and White appears to be intended for children, I have my doubts about that. The story is sort a puzzle that children are likely to solve while adults are likely to find it difficult. Perhaps that’s because Black and White is not a traditional book.

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Question for Chicago Bears Fans

Hey Bears fans, got a question for you. With just a couple more preseason games before this years version of the NFL season begins and the Bears try to prove that they really are the Monsters of the Midway rather than the Midwives of the Midway. They’ve got a... read more

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