My oldest son has been quite impressed with What's New Scooby Doo. Having grown up watching the original, I've been happy to watch the new version of Scooby Doo, complete with music from Simple Plan and even Smashmouth making an appearance in an episode as well. I enjoy an episode or two. It follows the same classic plot of the originals, but with much needed updates in animation, excitement and fun. All that said, I think there are some good lessons we can learn from Scooby Doo: 1) It's always a good time to eat (thank you Shaggy & Scooby Doo). 2) We're all willing to do something, even if it's scary, if the reward is big enough (perhaps 2 Scooby Snacks?). 3) Working together, even when working apart physically, can actually be quite effective. (thank you Freddie for getting us to split up and look for clues). 4) What we think is big and scary, most often is a much simpler problem. Step back and take some time to tackle and trap it. (Usually the second person you meet will be the culprit in the end).

On a side note, I'm always impressed with how the Mystery Gang always have time to travel the world and goof off, but none of them seem to work. How do they do that?

Have a great day and SCOOBY DOOBY DOO!!!

Matthew A. Hawkins