Alan Repeatedly Showed His Generosity

Alan on Rock

September 20, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I have often noted that Alan, was the most playful man I ever met.  [ 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 ]

There’s a New 2nd Best Shirt*

Shirt

There’s a new shirt in town! [ Read More ]

Winston Churchill: His Humor and Appetite

Winston Churchill

January 24, 2015– Dear Secret Diary, I am a huge fan of Winston’s Churchill’s humor.  [ Read More ]

How Full is Your Wine Glass?

Glass Not half-full

January 18, 2014– My Dear Secret Diary, as I age, I am trying harder and harder to be an optimist. [ Read More ]

I’m Ready For Valentines Day

February 14, 2015– Dear Secret Diary, Valentines Day is here.  [ Read More ]

Some Halloween Love For People Without Costumes

comstumes

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 ]

A Counselor At His Best

Counselor's Advice

March 8th– Dear Diary, Today I learned about a sleep-away camp counselor who really knew how to talk to teenage boys.  In addressing them about a particular problem which speaks for itself, “Some of you might have great aim, but not all of you are snipers, so please lift the toilet seat.” [ Read More ]

Self-Knowledge Through A Pipe

Pipe

Dear Secret Diary– One of my favorite sayings is the Axiom of the Pipe (Trishmann’s Paradox), “A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.”  Hmm. [ Read More ]

Just Why Did I Call My Accountant?

Horoscope Zodiac

OK, so I am not always the most efficient with words. I often use totally unnecessary words, am redundant, and repeat myself a lot. Occasionally, I do catch myself. That’s when I (and others) find that strange choices of words can come out of my mouth. [ Read More ]

Smiles For All