Cave of the Shadow Dragon

My oldest son just turned 11.

You know, it’s weird having to correct myself each time I go to talk about my (oldest) son. I always start out typing, “My son …” and I stop, catching myself. Well, which one am I talking about? I have two now! The Oldest and the Youngest. I feel I need to specify now, each and every time. Sos …

My oldest son just turned 11 this passed week. He is following in my footsteps as far as his interests and hobbies go, much to his mother’s chagrin. Well, it’s not that bad, she’s happy to have a nerd as a son, but she’d much rather have a more athletic child she could cheer on in sporting events. She doesn’t give us a hard time, though, because she wants our son to be happy of course! But I digress …

At 11 years old, he’s already talked me into putting out “Let’s Play” videos of Minecraft. Something I enjoy doing, but never would have thought to do on my own. He encouraged me to start podcasting, discussing things such as books and movies and events – something I love, again, but never would have thought of doing. On his own, he’s into creating little animation shorts using a program he discovered online and asked me to download. Now, he’s into creating these animated shorts and wants them posted to Youtube. He loves Lego’s, building them and showing them off in all their glory. He just enjoys things that I enjoy, but he has the courage to step up to the next level and put them out there into a wider community.

So, in celebration of his 11th birthday, we created a blog together. No, not this one, but one over on We’re co-contributors and it will be dedicated to mainly showcasing his animations, Lego builds, game play videos we might do in the near future, and anything else either one of us might want to share that we’ve done together. In other words, it’s our father/son blog to do cool fun stuff on.

So, if you’re at all interested, you can find the link below. Keep in mind, we’re just getting started, so there isn’t much – if any real – content on the blog, yet. But stay tuned in the coming days/weeks as we grow it steadily. I’ll be cross posting some things between here and there to promote his site, so humor me, if nothing else 🙂

Cave of the Shadow Dragon (Insomnia176 & ShadowDragon04’s Blog)


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