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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

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Phil takes the ol’ policy of “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” and sees it from the perspective of a dog! [ Read More ]

Dirty Dog

Yoga Down Dog Pose

Several years ago I was at a conference of educators in Louisville, Kentucky. The collective purpose of the college professors and high school teachers there was to grade the thousands of Advanced Placement Literature and Composition examination papers that had been submitted by students from across America. As much of an honor as it was … [ Read More ]

The Dog is Boss

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Literally standing beneath a signage that says he’s prohibited in this park. This dog is boss. [ Read More ]

Impressions Over the Phone Part 1 [PODCAST]

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Pia tells the story of teaching her young son, Dylan, how to properly answer the phone. Although, the results of the lessons are questionable, at best! [ Read More ]

Never Tweet in Case of Fire

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The hotel where I stayed had this funny sign near the fire exit. The sign reads: “In case of fire exit building before tweeting about it.” [ Read More ]

Tic-Tac-Toe on Your Back

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We had a long ride towards our annual family camping trip. The younger generations of my family decided to play Tic-Tac-Toe on their mom’s back. [ Read More ]

The Chocolate Factory

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I have always had the travel bug in me.  When I was a senior in high school I traveled to Costa Rica with a few kids in my spanish class, when I was a sophomore in college I raised money to take a trip to Peru, and the summer after I graduated college I entered … [ Read More ]

Where’s the Bathroom?

When I was 15, I went to Japan with my dojo. I practice a martial art called Kendo. Think Jedi Knights meets the Olympics if they were held in Tokyo. That’s Kendo. From the moment we landed, I was anxious to try out all the Japanese phrases I’d learned on the 18-hour plane ride. [ Read More ]

Fat Cat [PODCAST]

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Dan tells the story of he and his wife’s relationship with their very troublesome cat. How much did this cat end up costing them? [ Read More ]

Let Skating Boys Lie

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Let it be known that I am neither sportsman nor outdoorsman. When it comes to winter pastimes, I have never in my life skied, snow-boarded or snow-shoed, and even after the events shortly following Christmas 2013, I maintain that I have never ice skated. [ Read More ]

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