My Top 10 TV Shows Set in Schools

And it’s the start of the school year once again. Some towns and cities have already started, maybe even already finishing their second week of school, while others won’t be starting until after Labor Day. I went back to school this past Monday, with our students coming on Wednesday. Nice short week for the kids—only […]

My Top 10 Phineas and Ferb Songs

Like this time last year, I enlisted the help of my three daughters to compile this mid-summer Top 10 list. This is far and away the most difficult list I’ve ever had to compile for this blog, and that’s why I needed the girls’ help. And we also needed enough time to compile the list, […]

The Thirteenth Doctor

If you’re a regular follower of this blog, you know I’m a big fan of Doctor Who. I proclaimed it my second favorite TV show in a previous Top 10 list, and I counted down my favorite companions on the show and my favorite incarnations of The Doctor himself. But now, should I say herself? Today, […]

My Top 10 Doctor Who Companions

The new season of Doctor Who is three episodes deep—this would be Series 10 of the rebooted series—and it started with the introduction of new companion Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie. So far, she’s a fun character, and her chemistry with Peter Capaldi is fantastic. It’s too early to tell how she’ll be viewed in the […]

My Top 10 TV Game Shows

When I was young (but school-aged), back in the late-70s and early-80s, I have fond memories of watching game shows all morning on the few days I was sick at home. Game shows have always been a staple of television, as they’re cheaper to produce than scripted series. They also give people hope and dreams […]

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 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 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 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 TV Christmas Specials

It’s the first day of the month, so it’s time for a Top 10 list! Being December, my daughters convinced me that this month’s list needed to be Christmas-themed. I debated several possible lists, and I won’t mention the ones I passed aside because I can use them in future Decembers. You can see the […]