Thanksgivingkah Menorah

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Did you know that this year will be the first and last in our lifetime when Thanksgiving collides with Hanukkah? My cousin Joe Ihns, an amazing artist, wood worker and furniture maker took on the collision of the two holidays and created an interesting Thanksgivingkah menorah. Check out the wonderful menorah that could be used … [ 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 ]

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 ]

Thanksgiving with Dad

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So the beautiful time of Thanksgiving is once again upon us. It is a magical time of family, friends, being thankful, and stuffing your face like no one is watching. Thanksgiving is big in my family, so big actually that even the pilgrims think that we over do it. [ Read More ]

Cannibal Pumpkin

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This was some of the Halloween pumpkin aftermath. Pumpkins at our market are not as big but we sure make the most out of it! [ Read More ]

The Scariest Gym in Town

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This photo was found during the week of Halloween on the window of what is undoubtedly the scariest gym in NYC.  While this guy does seem to actually be having a pretty good time, we wouldn’t be caught dead working out at this gym. PS.  We tip our hats to the playful, if not somewhat … [ Read More ]

Hayrides and Mudslides

As a child, my family and I would take trips out to a farm to a pick pumpkins and ride a spooky hayride. One year I learned a valuable lesson about keeping my hands in the vehicle at all times. [ Read More ]

An 11-Year Old’s Mother’s Day Plan

This year for Mother’s Day, I asked my 11-year old son if he had any thoughts about doing something special for me on Sunday. He proudly announced yes, he and his good friend Jack had a plan! Oh, how sweet, I thought! [ Read More ]

An Easter Egg Hunt

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Growing up in a Christian home, I spent many an Easter Sunday dressed in my finest attending church service and partaking in the time honored tradition of searching for Easter eggs on the church property.  [ Read More ]

The Little Man Costume [VIDEO]

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

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