The Spirit of Oz

“We’re off to see the Wizard! The wonderful Wizard of Oz!”

So goes the song that awakened joy and wonder in the hearts of millions of children over the past century. Who is the Wizard? What is he like? Will he answer our requests? Will he keep us safe? What will he do to those who stand against us?

I’ll never forget the first time I heard that deep, long voice bellow, “Come! Forward!” Suddenly, the hopes and dreams turned into terror and trembling. Fire and smoke filled the room. And you were left with this eery feeling that the main characters had better not tick this Wizard off. Read more

Socks On Box

Last night, one of my sons was watching a YouTube video of someone attaching a balloon to a Sprite bottle, and watching the Sprite cause the balloon to inflate.

Immediately, he was inspired. He asked me for a balloon. But we had none. So he went and got a sock. But we didn’t have a Sprite bottle either. So he grabbed a piece of paper and rolled it up. He asked me for some tape. But I told him that I didn’t know where it was. So he decided to look for a rubber band. But after finding none, he settled on a wristband. Read more