Not the Dog Food Again

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I always feed our pets before we eat so they don’t bother us when we’re at the table. [ Read More ]

Wedding Faux Pas

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We all have had our embarrassing moments. It does sometimes seem to me that I have had more than my share of these I-wish-I were–someone-else flashes, but perhaps it’s all in my imagination. [ Read More ]

Wrong Number

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Math was never my niece, Diana’s, strongest subject. After Diana’s first year of high school, she took a summer course to make up some credits. I ran into her one afternoon as the season was winding down. [ Read More ]

The Clown From the Tanning Salon

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Before heading on vacation, I went to a tanning salon. I don’t know how my son convinced me to try this tanning thing but here I am, lying comfortable in the tanning bed. [ Read More ]

Seat Belt Bloopers

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A Police officer motioned for my father, who was driving a tractor trailer, to pull over, and then asked him for his license and insurance. [ Read More ]

Milk Lover

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In the days of home milk deliveries every morning. I began to notice holes in the aluminum foil bottle tops and the level of cream – the delectable top of the milk – had gone down. [ Read More ]

Memory Lapse Triggers Hunt for Milk and Eggs

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Either my memory is failing or my brain is overtaxed. I suffer from CRS syndrome – Can’t Remember Squat. My wife, Hun, points this out with ease. [ Read More ]

How to Ripen Fruit with The New York Times

New York Times Week in Review and Fruit

October 18, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I learned not too long ago that you can use The New York Times to ripen fruit. [ Read More ]

More Than the Naked Eye [PODCAST]

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Brandon tells a story about being a little kid and asking his mom science questions. Some of the answers left quite the impression on young Brandon! [ Read More ]

Leaving a Bad Driving Impression

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At the grocery store, I happened to grab a shopping cart with a skewed wheel. This caused me endless difficulty as I struggled up and down the aisles. [ Read More ]

See Anything You Like?

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Vincy spills something on the kitchen floor and has to get down to clean it up. His wife comes into the room and delivers one heck of a zinger. [ Read More ]

Bad Hair Days at Costa del Sol

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My memories of the Costa del Sol are limited to one week spent in Torremolinos with a girlfriend more years ago than I care to admit. [ Read More ]

Here’s My Proof

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I was once a customer service representative for a phone company. One day someone called to place an order for new services. [ Read More ]

Tired Tuesday Presents*: Something We Can All Relate To

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014– Today on Tired Tuesday… [ Read More ]

Practicing to be a Husband

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Because my son, Donald, had frequent ear infections as an infant, his delayed speech as a toddler made me worry that he had suffered hearing loss. [ Read More ]