The Cool Equation

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At 23 (and 3/4) years old, I am legally and socially seen as an adult.  But I don’t feel like an adult.  In fact, I’ve spent the majority of my life thinking adults are so boring and uncool…. how could I have all of a sudden become one? [ Read More ]

Overtime Grandpa

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My family, who are all big-time sports fans, was watching the NBA finals with our grandchildren. I had just turned 55 and was feeling a little wistful. [ Read More ]

Frequent Flier Smiles

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At the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) for a business trip, I settled down to await boarding at Gate 44. A voice on the public address system said, “Sorry for the inconvenience, but AMS flight 1053 will board from Gate 42.” We gathered up our carry-on luggage and went to Gate 42. [ Read More ]

How Big is That Golf Ball?

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This photo was taken at a company outing. We tried playing golf with the largest golf ball ever! [ 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 ]

What’s Keeping Me in the Bathroom

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This is what has kept me in the bathroom. The photo was about 5 years ago until I decided to get rid of it. I always run late at my errands because of it. It was fun though. [ Read More ]

The Chicken Game

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As a child, young Patrick and his friends would play The Chicken Game. It was a search for money that could end in riches… or in tears. [ Read More ]

Where Can I get Muscles Like That?

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June 7, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, the other day I looked in the mirror and asked, “Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, whose got the fairest muscles of them all?” [ Read More ]

The Montreal Skating Story [PODCAST]

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Sean tells the incredible story of his time ice skating in Montreal. It may have gone on for hours but at least he didn’t fall- wait, scratch that last part. [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: How Can I be Shorter?

Today on Q&A Tuesday, we will address an extremely important question posed by OblongOrange:   [ Read More ]

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