Quarantine Diaries, Part 9: Health Insurance — The Price Is Wrong

Editor’s Note: Joe Bardi — writer, editor, musician, husband, father — has always been a busy man. But until recently it had been up to his wife, freelance writer/photographer and frequent dRTB contributor Heidi Kurpiela, to handle the bulk of weekday parenting chores, because she could work from home and he had an office job. Then the […]

A woman who doesn't mind getting her hands dirty.

Quarantine Diaries, Part 8: My Wife Is a Superhero (and I'm Making Music)

Editor’s Note: Joe Bardi — writer, editor, musician, husband, father — has always been a busy man. But until recently it had been up to his wife, freelance writer/photographer and frequent dRTB contributor Heidi Kurpiela, to handle the bulk of weekday parenting chores, because she could work from home and he had an office job. Then the […]

The author at liberty.

Quarantine Diaries, Part 7: Confessions of a First-Time Stay-At-Home Dad: Treading Water

Editor’s Note: Joe Bardi — writer, editor, musician, husband, father — has always been a busy man. But until recently it had been up to his wife, freelance writer/photographer and frequent dRTB contributor Heidi Kurpiela, to handle the bulk of weekday parenting chores, because she could work from home and he had an office job. Then the […]

Joe and kids at his parents' pool.

Quarantine Diaries, Part 6: How to Visit Grandma's House in the Time of Coronavirus

Editor’s Note: Joe Bardi — writer, editor, musician, husband, father — has always been a busy man. But until recently it had been up to his wife, freelance writer/photographer and frequent dRTB contributor Heidi Kurpiela, to handle the bulk of weekday parenting chores, because she could work from home and he had an office job. Then the […]

Gloria the guinea pig meets Drogon the bearded dragon.

Quarantine Diaries, Part 5: Confessions of a First-Time Stay-At-Home Dad: Enter the Drogon

Editor’s Note: Joe Bardi — writer, editor, musician, husband, father — has always been a busy man. But until recently it had been up to his wife, freelance writer/photographer and frequent dRTB contributor Heidi Kurpiela, to handle the bulk of weekday parenting chores, because she could work from home and he had an office job. Then the […]

Dinner à la Dad.

The Quarantine Diaries, Part 4: Confessions of a First-Time Stay-At-Home Dad

Editor’s Note: Joe Bardi — writer, editor, musician, husband, father — has always been a busy man. But until recently it had been up to his wife, freelance writer/photographer and frequent dRTB contributor Heidi Kurpiela, to handle the bulk of weekday parenting chores, because she could work from home and he had an office job. Then the […]

Henry and Joe battle technology as Chip whizzes on by.

Quarantine Diaries, Part 3: Confessions of a First-Time Stay-At-Home Dad

Editor’s Note: Joe Bardi — writer, editor, musician, husband, father — has always been a busy man. But until recently it had been up to his wife, freelance writer/photographer and frequent dRTB contributor Heidi Kurpiela, to handle the bulk of weekday parenting chores, because she could work from home and he had an office job. Then the […]

Chip & Henry, aka 2/3 of Chip & The Henchmen.

Confessions of a First-Time Stay-At-Home Dad: Chip & The Henchmen

Editor’s Note: Joe Bardi — writer, editor, musician, husband, father — has always been a busy man. But until recently it had been up to his wife, freelance writer/photographer and frequent dRTB contributor Heidi Kurpiela, to handle the bulk of weekday parenting chores, because she could work from home and he had an office job. Then […]

Confessions of a First-Time Stay-at-Home Dad: It All Comes Crashing Down

Editor’s Note: Joe Bardi — writer, editor, musician, husband, father — has always been a busy man. But until recently it had been up to his wife, freelance writer/photographer and frequent dRTB contributor Heidi Kurpiela, to handle the bulk of weekday parenting chores, because she could work from home and he had an office job. Then […]

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Imagine controlling this projection screen (and everything else in your home) with one remote.

Remote Control: Turning dumb houses into smart homes

The right remote is your key to a smart home People have been dreaming about home automation since before George Jetson moved in with Jane. Though we haven’t yet achieved robot maids and flying cars, the Jetsons’ vision of a push-button future is now a reality. If the sky’s your limit, a premium installation will […]