My Top 10 Fictional Presidents

This country is on the verge of a historic presidential election in many ways. Not going to get all political about it, but I thought it would be fun to consider some fictional presidents that could conceivably do a better job than the current crop of candidates. No one else voting on this but me. […]

My Top 10 2016 MLB Playoff Teams

I did this last October, and I can now officially make it an annual tradition. Ten MLB teams make the playoffs, and that leads itself nicely to a Top 10 list. I would have posted this yesterday—on the first of the month like my previous top 10 lists—but not all playoff spots were locked up. […]

My Top 10 Schoolhouse Rock Songs

With students (and teachers like myself) back to school, it seemed more than fitting to dedicate this month’s Top 10 list to Schoolhouse Rock. For those of you who don’t know what Schoolhouse Rock is, it’s a series of educational animated music videos that ABC aired between Saturday morning cartoons during the 1970s and 80s. […]

My Top 10 Board Games

During the summer time, my daughters spend Monday through Friday with me. We set aside one night a week to be family game night. Even during the school year, when they’re with me most weekends, we regularly play games together. Because of this tradition and it being the middle of summer time, I decided to […]

My Top 10 Mermaids

My next book, Skipping the Scales is scheduled to be released on July 14. It’s the sequel to my Young Adult mermaid book Flipping the Scales. In celebration of the upcoming book, I’m declaring July 2016 as MERMAID MONTH here at the Stuff! Seems fitting for summertime, with more people on the beaches and in […]

My Top 10 Baseball Movies

It’s summertime! The weather is getting warm here in New England, and the Red Sox are playing well (after two abysmal seasons). That’s right, I’ve got baseball fever, so this month’s Top 10 List is devoted to baseball movies. Whether you think I strike out or hit a home run with this batting order doesn’t […]

My Top 10 TV Shows

Back before there were gazillions of television networks creating original series programming, May was one of the big ratings sweeps months. You’d see big episodes of shows leading up to big season finales, sometimes containing cliffhangers that you’d have to wait until the following fall to see resolved. On that note, I’m counting down my […]

My Top 10 “Weird Al” Yankovic Song Parodies

I’m doing another music related Top 10 list this month, and I figured April Fools’ Day would be the perfect day to celebrate one of my all-time favorite musical heroes. “Weird Al” Yankovic. I’ve seen him twice in concert, and I own all fourteen of his studio albums. Honestly, I think he deserves to be […]

My Top 10 Words

I apologize that this Top 10 list is a little later than expected. And I apologize for two weeks without a post. I’ve had quite a busy few weeks at school. I’m the after-school drama director, and we just hosted the first round of the state drama festival. My students were wonderful, gracious, friendly, supportive, […]

My Top 10 OK Go Music Videos

I’m a child of the MTV generation, so I appreciate fun or innovative music videos. Unfortunately, that channel no longer shows the volume of videos that they used to in the glory-day 1980s, but the videos are readily available on YouTube. One particular group has taken video making to a new art form, releasing them […]