Fastest Luggage Travel

travel

We encountered this on our way home from the airport. Now that’s a fast way to travel with luggage! [ Read More ]

My Doll’s Untimely Demise

When I was around six years old, the Christmas gift de jour was a baby doll that “ate” food and then “wet” her diaper. Food came in little packets that you put in her mouth to start the process: in theory, she mashed up the peas or apples from the packet, then digested– if you … [ Read More ]

Phone For the Dog

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New house around the block. It was amazing that the dog had his own phone. [ Read More ]

My Last Name

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A customer at the bank where I am a teller asked me my name, explaining that he preferred the “personal approach.” [ Read More ]

Handy Phone

I found a guy behind me at the restaurant cashier that has a built-in phone handle in his hands. [ Read More ]

Tofu, Anyone?

tofu

A classmate and I were discussing some frustrations of dorm life at my university in the Netherlands. High on my list was the difficulty of keeping others from eating ice cream I’d stored in the dorm’s refrigerator. [ Read More ]

Fiancé Lays It Out in Advance

park bench

This plaque on a park bench in New York City’s Central Park is my favorite. As part of the Park’s fundraising effort, folks can adopt a bench and then as you can see put an engraved plaque on it. [ Read More ]

Meeting The Girl From The Internet [PODCAST]

A funny true story about my first internet date.  Story told live at a Smiles For All Story Night. [ Read More ]

The Anxious Taxi Driver

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I took a taxi to a friend’s house in the southern suburbs of town and after a few minutes I realized I gave him the wrong address. [ Read More ]

Spiritual Franchise

church

A friend and her son visited my new home for the first time, so I took them on a tour of the city. [ Read More ]

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