A New Look at Old Sayings

These old sayings could use some freshening up! Here are some cartoons that put a fun spin on some classic idioms. [ Read More ]

You Came, You Saw, You Conquered… Sort Of

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One weekend, my husband and I were planning to move a section of fence to allow us to park a trailer. A lovely guava bush was partially in the way, and he promised he’d be careful when trimming it back. [ Read More ]

Rel-a-a-a-x

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When my son was was a teenager, his constant motto was: “Rel-a-a-a-x!” [ Read More ]

A Confusing Fortune (Cookie)

I eat Chinese food from the take out place down the street probably once a week. The other week, my roommate and I both got fortune cookies, but he didn’t want his so I opened both of them.  Upon reading the fortunes inside, only one question remained: where to look first? [ Read More ]

Get It Right Next Time!

In life, sometimes someone hands you the perfect line and you come up with the perfect retort, one that you will always remember! [ Read More ]

Must We Ask, “Why Did The Chicken Cross the Road?”

I dream of a world where chickens...

Finally, somebody dares to consider the possibility of a world where we trust chickens!!! [ Read More ]

Hotel Freebies

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We got lucky when we heard the old Hotel Manfredi Suite in our place, Rome, was getting a face-life and its beautiful maple doors became available for sale as salvage items. [ Read More ]

Music Mistakes and Mishaps…Some That Even Make Sense (Part 1)

Music Mistakes, Mishaps, and Malpropisms

Dear Secret Diary– January 4, 2014, I’ve made so many music mistakes.  A few years ago for a period of about six (6) months, I kept noticing myself singing “I’m a Rhinestone Cowboy” from the song, Rhinestone Cowboy.  Each time I did this it was a mistake.  Not even at the unconscious level do I … [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: Can You Pay Later if You’re Drinking to Remember?

Today on Q&A Tuesday, we will try to make headway on Berth’s extremely practical but I also think philosophical question.  In response to Abram Danshov’s awesome picture of a coaster, Berth wondered: [ Read More ]

The World’s Gutsiest Dealer?

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You might get the wrong first impression walking by this store in New York City’s Upper East Side.  That is, until you realize that the store is a ceramics dealer.  [ Read More ]

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