Jan 312014

This Sunday is, of course, the Big Game.  And while many people tune in for football, some people turn in specifically for the great commercials that are always aired during the game.  They’re generally quite memorable and will be talked about for days, if not weeks, after they first air.

Once again Coca-Cola will be part of the action and I have a sneak peek at their Big Game ad!  Titled “Going All the Way” the commercial chronicles how a small, yet determined, high school football player earns his team’s confidence when he gets the game-time opportunity of a lifetime.  Most of the cast are Green Bay-area residents and Lambeau Field’s longtime groundskeeper gets a featured role.

You can also check out the behind-the-scenes action of the ad being filmed.  It was produced in Green Bay, Wisconsin – definitely big football country.  Watch the short below to see what goes into making a Big Game ad. Continue reading »

Apr 082013

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Tour a Local National Boys & Girls Clubs of America Program This Week

After School Programs From BGCA

I’m mentioned a few times that I grew up in a very small town in Maine.  To give you some perspective on just how small, there are roughly 1400 people living there today.  There is a grocery store, two gas stations, a diner, a pizza place, and a handful of other random stores.  So, you know, small.

What we didn’t have were many after-school options.  If you weren’t playing a sport or didn’t have a job then there wasn’t much to do.  Fortunately most kids had parents that made sure where they were and what they were up to, but that wasn’t the case in every situation.  And regardless of checked in on, or not, it would have been great to have someplace to go where we could participate in fun activities, reinforce the skills and behaviors we learned in school, and to be active outside of the 20 minutes of recess we had each day. Continue reading »