Today Is My Birthday… But I Have A Better Idea

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I was thinking about my birthday and I was thinking about the relevance of the day.  What did I do to deserve a celebration on my birthday?  After all , my wonderful, kind, beautiful mother did all the work! So this gave me a new idea. Instead of celebrating my birthday today, I think I … [ Read More ]

The Cake Thief [PODCAST]

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Mary tells the story of her adventure of getting the perfect birthday cake for her sister. Unfortunately, a few laws may have been broken in the process. [ Read More ]

Some Halloween Love For People Without Costumes

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Dear Secret Diary.  Today was Halloween, and I know folks enjoy being complimented on their costumes.  But this doesn’t mean that those not wearing costumes can’t also feel some love. [ Read More ]

The Little Man Costume [VIDEO]

Mikey describes his unimaginative costume he wore repeatedly as a child. [ Read More ]

A Toast

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Thanksgiving is a pretty straightforward holiday, right? But I was quite confused. This occasion was missing something I had been promised. The meal was satisfying, but I had been hyped up for something I had not seen amongst all the holiday goodies. I had questions! So, like my dad, I tapped my spoon on the side of my glass to get everyone’s attention. [ Read More ]

Waiting in Line [VIDEO]

Mark never appreciated waiting in line until a trip to Cuba. Find out what changed his mind! [ Read More ]

It’s My Party

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In my sixth year, I had two birthdays. This was a nicety on my mother’s part, you understand. I had slept through the first one. The night before I was so excited that I couldn’t sleep. [ Read More ]

Holiday Sweets: So Many Traditions

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When and why did the candy cane originate? How many different religions and cultures enjoy gingerbread and marzipan during the holidays? How do these traditions make us more the same than different? These and other tantalizing questions will be addressed below. Read on, my sweets. [ Read More ]

My Favorite Sandy Koufax Story

Back in 1965 Sandy Koufax refused to pitch in the first game of the World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur, a Jewish high holy day. [ Read More ]

The Realist Guide To Holiday Nutrition

Let’s face it. The holidays are coming, and with them come feelings of joy and merriment, nights spent round the fireplace and tables piled so densely with delicious food that they seem to have their own gravitational pull. [ Read More ]

Smiles For All