We are Off to Our Hidden Island Redoubt!

It’s Labor Day Weekend and the Shea Clan is headed off for some much needed rest and relaxation after a strenuous summer of work. You kids have a fine time your own selves and don’t put no beans up your noses and we’ll see you on Tuesday! [Read more...]

Happy 4th!

As you probably have guessed, I will be pretty scarce till Monday due to our National Birthday Party.  Here in America, the Land of Freedom, (ably demonstrated by Harry Potter cast members speaking the Language of Freedom)… …we celebrate something called the Fourth of July. Other countries do not have a Fourth of July due [Read More...]

Happy Birthday, Peter Shea!

Eighteen years ago, this adorable little cherub… was born. Since the time that photo was taken, he has grown into a hulking, manly cherub (seen here attacking evil hay-baling marauders who were burninating the peasants)… and standing atop the mumak he slew in his defense of the villagers: Clearly, he is hero material and destined [Read More...]

Peter Shea Graduates!

…from high school. In a couple months, he’ll have his AA from Shoreline CC thanks to Running Start. We held the graduation for him and 10 other grads of the St. Thomas More Home Educators at St. Joseph’s in Issaquah on Friday with a Mass celebrated by the magnificently named Fr. Todd Strange, a wonderful [Read More...]

Seven Short Genre Films by Three of the Brohirrim

These cracked me up. [Read more...]

Hey Seattle! Come See “Thoroughly Modern Millie” This Weekend

And if you happen to notice a dashing and mustachioed young man in the trailer above who bears distinct Sheavian characteristics, that’s chip off block Peter Shea, playing Trevor Graydon. You can see Pete tomorrow night at 7:00 or 2:00 on Saturday. Be there! Aloha! [Read more...]

Luke the Nordic Giant: Good Dad

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I like this

A reader over at the Register relates this anecdote: We heard Sen. Rick Santorum speak an an event recently.He related how he & his family were visiting the Vatican & were ceremoniously ushered up to the very front during an audience with the pope. The Italian bishop who directed the Sanotorums to come forward kept [Read More...]

My son the genius

“Creativity is coming up with a new idea. Internet memes are more like coming down with one.” – Luke Shea [Read more...]

My son Peter is in class with a young woman named “Shea”

I mean her first name. I have commanded him to propose marriage immediately, assuring her that he doesn’t have any feelings for her and will not be making any demands on her time and energy (which will naturally put any woman at ease), but that it is simply wrong for her not to have the [Read More...]