Pebble Smartwatch weather watch face

Review: You Should Own a Pebble Smart Watch

Smart watches are starting to become popular, though the trend in this particular style of wearable technology hasn’t really caught on yet for a number of key reasons. Mostly, battery life is an issue, and this is largely because manufacturers have decided that consumers require

Saying Goodbye to Dear Friends

Last night the oldest of my dog friends passed away. In the past two years, all three of the original crew of dogs who were my closest animal friends during the chapter of my life that began in Humboldt County, California have died. This includes

Dogs running on a California beach at sunset

Photo: Dogs on Beach

I used to live in Eureka, California. It’s a relatively small city about five hours north of San Francisco on the Pacific coast, surrounded by redwood forests and blanketed in fog almost daily. This is where my wife and I found Stella, our beloved rescue

Childish Joy at Christmastime

Marshall’s Holiday Thoughts

I think it’s safe to say Christmas is a magical time for most families. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this particular holiday tends to be full of love and fun and warmth and joy. My family is not Christian, but that doesn’t mean we don’t

Child plays with LED Button Box toy

Photo: Custom Toy Excitement

My daughter has been playing with her LED Button Box every day since she received it, and she just loves everything about it. She’s learning a lot, too, and I look forward to using it as a tool to help her learn to count next.

Completed LED Button box for Children

DIY Geeky Children’s Toy: LED Button Box

My little girl loves pressing buttons. As soon as she became aware that buttons existed she was drawn to anything that has them. If the buttons actually do something, she’s absolutely enthralled. She’s a good kid, even as a toddler under the age of two,

Sunset in Mexico

Photo: Sunset in Mexico

Last winter my wife and I took our daughter to Mexico to meet up with other family members for a few days of relaxation. We had recently acquired a solid travel camera, a Sony NEX-5N, which we have been very happy with. It takes great