Protected: Smiles For All

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A Letter and Thank You From The Big Milkshake


January 18, 2016, To My Beloved Smiles For All Community, [ Read More ]

Sushi Chef Extraordinaire


I’ve loved food and cooking from an early age. I was also more adventurous as far as what I’d eat than most kids were. Now… you’ll recall that like a lot of 10-year-olds, I was completely unfamiliar with sushi. That said, I had no idea a sushi platter was supposed to be served “as is”. [ Read More ]

The Nice Conductor on the Train


September 6, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I’ve been meaning to share with you a really nice experience I had on a train a few months ago.  [ Read More ]

Vegas in a Vending Machine


The Coke machine didn’t work. As I stood there pressing the button for a Dr. Pepper, I began to wonder whether the machine was out of this selected item. I wasn’t dead set on drinking Dr. Pepper, so I decided to drink a Coke and proceeded to press that button. But again, nothing! [ Read More ]

What’s the Opposite of Easy Street?


I risked being spotted on “Loser Ave” in Bridgewater, NJ just to get this picture. [ Read More ]


Prepubescant Follies 2 Electric Boogaloo

With our intense love of Lord of the Rings, bodies discombobulated by puberty, and a complete lack of fashion sense or taste in popular music, my friends and I decided that we weren’t going to get dates to our 8th grade prom. [ Read More ]

A Salad Unlike Any Other


My wife and I were having dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant. The waitress took my wife’s order, then went through the usual options for the side dishes. I wish I was paying attention because I could have avoided a rather embarrassing situation. [ Read More ]

Computer As You


I found this sign guarding the computer room at a hostel in Rio de Janiero. [ Read More ]

Doing The Right Thing


This story takes us back to 2004 when I was still a student and worked part-time in a pet store so I could make some extra cash for summer vacation. [ Read More ]

Zinged By My Family: Episode 2, Relationship Skills Feedback

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My family pulls no punches. I think (hope) that means they love me. [ Read More ]

Nurse Ivy


My son needed surgery due to an unfortunate tricycle accident. Upon our return home, we were to give him pain medication. The second evening, I was dosing out his medicine. My son approached me and commented, “I like it better when Ivy gives me my medicine.” [ Read More ]

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