Mike

Constructing a Disney Mini-Villain

May 22, 2014

When Max was 2, he told me he wanted to be The Lion King’s “Scar” for Halloween. Not just a sinister lion from the movie — no, that would be too easy. He wanted the Broadway version of Scar, “just like your costume, Dada.” Uhhhhh. Okay.  Of course, he told me this about 1 week [...]

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5 Reasons Why the Minivan is COOL

October 5, 2013

Wake up, America! The minivan is COOL! Mike “Pimp My Ride” Hollick Holla! I mean, I get it. It’s not a sports car. It was created with “the family” in mind. Sure, you won’t see a minivan in a rap video or a James Bond film, unless it’s being run off the road in the [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Pittsburgh, PA

September 24, 2013

Homecoming, sweet homecoming! I point out the Pittsburgh skyline to Max from our rooftop deck in Mount Washington. ____________________ It’s September, and we are now a family of four on tour! It’s pretty perfect that Ang, Max and Eva’s first city back with The Lion King after a summer off would be a place that’s [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Tulsa, OK

June 9, 2013

Life seems to be moving at light speed now.  I guess that’s what happens when you have kids — every day becomes so chock full of responsibilities, activities and moments to savor, that you have no time to be bored, and scarce time for introspection.  I can honestly say I don’t remember the last time [...]

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A very Disney and Scar-y 40th birthday

May 9, 2013

I love my job.  (I’m writing this bleary-eyed on a red-eye from LAX to Chicago, with a 4-hour layover before a half hour flight to Appleton, Wisconsin. I’m on a birthday high. Forgive me if I sound scattered and gushy!) I am grateful for every day that I can say that I am a member [...]

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I’m almost 40, and turning over a new (salad) leaf

April 15, 2013

There are roughly 2 weeks until I reach four decades of living on this earth. It’s jolting! With a growing family to take care of and provide for, I’ve had to focus on feeling better and staying younger longer. I will be forty, and it’s important for me to be healthier. So I am doing [...]

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A day in sunny Sausalito

November 24, 2012

We do not live a conventional lifestyle, by any stretch of the imagination.  While Ang and I embrace this concept and the excitement that travel brings, we are constantly trying to take stock of the effects of this lifestyle on our Max.  I mean, he is barely two. Will he even remember wearing beads at [...]

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Detour: The Food on the Farm in Abiquiu, NM

October 23, 2012

This is the third in a 3-part series about our time in Abiquiu, NM. Read our entries about The Farm and The Terrain too. Our post about our getaway to the organic farm and casita in Abiquiu, NM needed its very own entry about the food. Really, it needed it. It deserved it. It’s a [...]

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Detour: Ghost Ranch and Echo Ampitheater in northern New Mexico

October 22, 2012

This is the second in a 3-part series about our time in Abiquiu, NM. Read our entries about The Farm and The Food too. Indiana Jones has got nothing on the Hollicks!  We are always up for a good adventure, and the famous Ghost Ranch, just outside of Abiqui, promised to fit the bill. Before [...]

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Detour: The Organic Farm in Abiquiu, NM

October 19, 2012

This is the first in a 3-part series about our time in Abiquiu, NM. Read our entries about The Food and The Terrain too. Unplugging, in order to plug back in For Ang’s birthday, she requested that we get away to a 20-acre organic farm along a river in Abiquiu, New Mexico that our dear [...]

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