Archives for April 2013

“It’s Never Too Late”

September 20, 2012– Dear Diary, my good friend, Shrink Shake, and I were out taking a walk today. Shrink Shake counsels individuals and their families on addiction and is also a member of the Smiles For All Board of Amusement.   [ Read More ]

Not Just Children Believe in Santa Claus

‘Twas the season of Christmas and Chanukah, and Alan and his wife were at the mall.  They saw the mall Santa Claus, and they decided to get into the line.  Of course, the line consisted mostly of young children and their parents. [ Read More ]

Wonderful Wife Saves Alan From Speeding Ticket

On a long road trip, Alan and his noticeably younger wife were pulled over for speeding.  He complained to the state trooper that getting a speeding ticket would put him in an awkward position. [ Read More ]

Alan Brings Peace To One Small Corner Of The Middle East

Alan, our Inspiration, could really bring folks together.  He demonstrated this when he found himself in the Arab section of Tel Aviv. Looking to create and enjoy some fun, Alan marched into a barber shop and claimed that it was his “lifelong dream” to cut somebody’s hair.  Of course, it wasn’t. [ Read More ]

What A Demotivating Work Out

April 1– Dear Diary, I really, really, (did I say really?), do not like to work out.  Never liked aerobic exercise, never will.  No “runner’s high” for me.  Nothing of the sort.  Not even sure I really believe in the existence of the “runner’s high.”  [ Read More ]

Pilot Apology?!

Dear Diary, I may not be the only person who’s had travel experiences vary from plan.  That said, the one most seared into my brain is one I expect many passengers on that April 2011 flight will also never forget. [ Read More ]

Alan’s Advice On What To Do With Your Leftovers

Alan had a wonderful way of building rapport with folks providing customer service.  Waiters and waitresses were certainly no exception. [ Read More ]

A Counselor At His Best

March 8th– Dear Diary, Today I learned about a sleep-away camp counselor who really knew how to talk to teenage boys.  In addressing them about a particular problem which speaks for itself, “Some of you might have great aim, but not all of you are snipers, so please lift the toilet seat.” [ Read More ]

You Could Ask For One Thing More

Dear Diary, Visited Philadelphia this weekend and had Sunday brunch at this restaurant.  Company was the best, food was great, portions were large, atmosphere was relaxing, service was nice, price was fair… but it really annoyed me that they told us to “Bring Your Own Blackberry.”  Hrrrumf. [ Read More ]

Alan and His Cancer… A True Story of Hope and Optimism

While visiting Alan during his last battle (with cancer), I suggested it may be the right time for his memoirs. His eyes closed for a moment, and then he said, “I have the title – Cancer for Fun and Profit.” [ Read More ]

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