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 […]

My Top 10 Books Read in 2015

First off, Happy New Year! I hope you all have a wonderful year. Remember that mathematically, this year will be greater than last year: 2016 > 2015. A few days ago, I did a special year-end countdown of my Top 10 Songs of 2015. Now it’s New Year’s Day—the first of the month when I […]

My Top 10 Songs of 2015

Okay, it’s not the first day of a month, so why am I doing a Top 10 list? Well, it’s the end of the year, which is the perfect time for Top 10 lists! What follows are my favorite songs of the past year, continuing a tradition I started last year before I even did […]