Cutting the cord on cable TV

A lot of people are cutting the proverbial cord. Meaning: they’re ditching their cable company and choosing to watch TV, movies and other media via streaming services like SlingTV, Chromecast or something else. Cable companies have had a good run – as did Blockbuster video and 8-track tapes – but their time is now up. They’re just not worth it anymore.

Joking about autism

Listening to a podcast the other day – Autastic: A Comedian’s Guide to Autism – and while I love what these guys are doing in terms of telling their stories and making people laugh, I’m just not sure I’m ready for jokes and humor at the expense of my son and other kid’s with autism.

Matt watching a baseball game

Growing OCR three people at a time

By now, most people have heard of obstacle course racing (a.k.a “ocr”). From the big players – like Spartan Race, BattleFrog, Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder – to the more regional and local runs like Rugged Maniac, Terrain Racing, Atlas Race, etc. — for many people, the regular old 5k run just doesn’t cut in…

He said a bad word

Perhaps this isn’t the best way to wrap-up Autism Awareness Month but I feel I need to pass this along. In the spirit of full disclosure, however, not all the details have been corroborated and, in fact, some are a little fuzzy. Yet where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire and I’d like to think, at…

Politics and Podcasts

I’m a big fan of podcasts. Especially those that interview politicians because let’s face it: longer interviews – as opposed to the hearing the usual pre-written and well-rehearsed 0:15 second sound bites in debates or on the Sunday morning talk shows – is a great way to learn more about people, politicians, their beliefs, personalities, etc.

Autism Awareness

April is National Autism Awareness Month. For those of you that follow this blog, you’re probably cognizant of the fact that I’m already aware of autism. After my son was diagnosed at age two — and for the past five years — my wife and I have been on a parental journey that neither of…