Q&A Tuesday*: How Can I be Shorter?

Today on Q&A Tuesday, we will address an extremely important question posed by OblongOrange:   [ Read More ]

Jon the ATM

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A former boss of mine, Brian, was shooting a commercial for WeHadAMoment.com, and he asked if I could help out.  As a graduate fresh out of film school, I jumped at the opportunity.  The lead actress’s name, for the purposes of this story, was Emma Encore.  (And if you think that’s crazy, her actual name was … [ Read More ]

“It Would Be My Pleasure… For a Quarter”

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May 24, 2014– My Dearest Secret Diary.  What could be better than making a buck, or quarter as the case may be, AND sharing laughter with a stranger?  [ Read More ]

Choosing Cantaloupes

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“Choosing a cantaloupe is like picking a mate for marriage,” I casually joked. “A person has no idea what he’s getting until it’s too late.” [ Read More ]

Getting Your Home Organized: Old Habits Die Hard

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Someone once said that life is too short to get organized. [ Read More ]

Cooking Blunders

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When it comes to cooking at home, mistakes can happen, and how they are handled determines the outcome of any meal. Here are some tips to help you out! [ Read More ]

Secret Diary Saturday: A Better Emergency Contact [Video]

December 14, 2013— Dear Secret Diary.  This will be my first video diary entry, and I hope you like it.  It’s about picking a better emergency contact. [ Read More ]

Ladies First? Indeed! Here’s Why. (Hint: Think Canary)

Ladies First

December 28, 2013– Dear Secret Diary, basic Internet searches and what I have picked up suggest many reasons for the “Ladies First” policy.  “Chivalry” is of course an important one, but it is just one.  [ Read More ]

“All Rise” Means All Rise!

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  Dear Secret Diary, when the judge enters and the court clerk says, “All Rise,” all rise.  I  believe this gesture of respect for judges is appropriate… on all occasions.  The other night, I was watching a crime show on TV with my wife.  The judge entered the courtroom, and the clerk said, “All rise.” … [ Read More ]

Cleaning the Garage [PODCAST]

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Dan offers some useful thoughts for the ever-intimidating subject of cleaning the garage. What’s hidden away in your garage? [ Read More ]

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