A Christmas Present In Thailand

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When I first arrived in Thailand years ago, I promised myself I wouldn’t get locked into a relationship, for many reasons. But I ended up in a serious relationship with a woman named Cake – yes, the kind that sits in a dessert case. [ Read More ]

The Fortune Teller

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A week before I was leaving for my stint overseas, my fiancé, Gloria, stated that she had a co-worker at her office that had made a bold statement about me. [ Read More ]

I Got a Wedding Proposal at the Supermarket… Almost

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September 13, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, while I fell just short of getting a wedding proposal at the supermarket, I did get $5. So I at least I didn’t come away empty-handed. [ Read More ]

Non-Traditional Rejection

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When I was 27-years-old, I decided to take a summer course- Intermediate German- at a local university. I thought the course would be a good distraction from my mundane job at the time. [ Read More ]

Choosing Cantaloupes

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“Choosing a cantaloupe is like picking a mate for marriage,” I casually joked. “A person has no idea what he’s getting until it’s too late.” [ Read More ]

The Bird-Call Clock

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Bird-watching is my passion, and my wife has always been impressed by my ability to identify each species solely by its song. [ Read More ]

It’s Valentine’s Day: Where Are The Women?

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February 15, 2014– Well into the evening yesterday (Valentine’s Day), I entered a small florist and found myself in line behind six or seven male customers…and no women.  That’s right; not one women in the shop (other than employees)! [ Read More ]

My Made-Up Boyfriend [VIDEO]

Kristina tells a funny true story about spending one summer vacation with her friend, fabricating a tale about two dreamy boys they met while away.  Do her friends back home buy it? Told at Smiles For All’s Gather Round Live Storytelling celebration. [ Read More ]

My Mother’s Innocence

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At one stop on their road trip, my Mom went to use the restroom but the ‘Ladies’ room was out of order. Dad stepped up to the plate, checked the Men’s room for occupants, and told Mom “go ahead and use the Men’s – I’ll guard the door!” [ Read More ]

Tell a Story: My Crush [VIDEO]

Colin tells the story of taking his high school crush out to lunch! [ Read More ]

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