The Padawan Outlasts the Jedi (and other March happenings)

It didn't arrive in a giant pine box marked with the words "Fragile" stamped all over it. It won't be proudly displayed in our window, so our neighbors can admire it. But like the leg lamp in A Christmas Story, this was definitely a major award. So how did my 10-year-old son win an Xbox … Continue reading The Padawan Outlasts the Jedi (and other March happenings)

2014 NFL Preview: Who Might Rain on Another 12th Man Parade?

Expect more turmoil in the Johnson household when the Super Bowl rolls around. Like last year Lukas and I will be torn on who we want to win the Super Bowl. Unlike last year I won't have to worry about my non-loving football dad yelling "Go Hawks!" and taunting me throughout the contest, and that's not because I moved … Continue reading 2014 NFL Preview: Who Might Rain on Another 12th Man Parade?

NFL Preview: Room for one more? Why I Want to Jump on the Seahawks Bandwagon, but Don’t Think There is Room!

'Tis the season where pundits, casual fans, fans that think they are more than casual but are casual, and fans that think they are both pundits and more than casual fans but are really just somewhat casual (that's me) make their National Football League season predictions. Last year I wrote mine as my debut column … Continue reading NFL Preview: Room for one more? Why I Want to Jump on the Seahawks Bandwagon, but Don’t Think There is Room!