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Saturday, May 26, 2018
This year the annual Epcot international food and wine festival starts earlier than ever. The first day for the festival in 2017 is August 31, a full month ahead of where it was just a few short years ago! The one thing that's always on our FamilyFather "must do" list (and MUST register early) are the culinary demonstrations!  These classes are...
This page includes the maps and guides from the passholder preview of Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom on May 14, 2017. Since Pandora was not open yet the map did not include it. The new land is in the bottom left corner. (The current park map likely includes Psndora now.) Times guides differ based on several factors...
I'm no fan of spoilers (especially when it to comes to a Disney franchise) so I won't be giving away any secrets in this article. However, if you're anything like Mrs. Johnson (who didn't want to know anything about Pandora until going there) then this is probably not the article for you. In the paragraphs to follow I'm going to take...
If you like dessert first, scroll to the bottom for a short video... One of the best things about being a Disney annual passholder are the unexpected surprises. Besides all of the stated benefits (like free parking and discounts on; merchandise, dining, accommodations and more) a few times each year we get an invitation to a 'passholder only' event. There are movie previews,...
In the interest of 'dessert first' let me tell you that Copper River Salmon fishing starts May 16 and our local Publix will be stocking this ultra-rare variant in a very, very limited amount on May 20. Any Publix has the opportunity (once a week) to order Copper River Salmon in the next couple weeks. If you are interested in ordering...

November 11th

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Veterans day is also my grandfather's birthday. Born in 1898, he was in the Swedish army when World War I ended on this day in 1918. In addition to all of my military friends and family, I always think of Grandpa Johnson today as well.
I've reeeeeealy tried to keep politics out of my blog. You won't find it here again, on my FamilyFatherFL Facebook page, or the FamilyFatherFL Twitter page. In fact, I only express my political views on my private FB account (friends & family only) and sometimes my personal Twitter account. I don't want to isolate readers but if the following...
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This is the full, unedited video from Steve Blum's panel show, "Spotlight on Steve Blum" at the Tampa Bay Convention Center on October 30, 2016 (ok, so I edited a little bit. Just at the beginning to showcase the girls who started "Make it Happen Kids' Heart Project") I'll be doing a more in depth story about these great people...
With our caustic presidential race dominating the news, and a standoff in Dakota over human rights vs corporate rights taking "second chair," it might be hard to summon the attention or energy to get passionate about a video game voice actor strike too. However, if you've ever been entertained, excited, comforted or moved by an animated show, movie or game then...
Technically this will be the first con as credentialed press for my little blog. The MegaCon Orlando was my very first con (even as a guest) but I was reporting for StarWarsReporter.com at the time. That was fun but this is mine. This time I'm bringing a professional camera man. It just so happens that my good buddy Josh went...