Waiting in Line [VIDEO]

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

Magic Time

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I’m no longer twelve. Not by a long shot. My allowance dried up long ago and they don’t even let me off school for two weeks at the end of the year—school’s another thing I’ve outgrown. Sometimes, I miss that kind of magic. [ Read More ]

A Snow Bunny For Valentine’s Day

Bunny With Heart Ears

February 22, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I saw this snow bunny with heart ears on Valentine’s Day weekend in Central Park.  Some folks are just so schmaltzy… But, I guess I’m one of them because the bunny gave me a chuckle and such a warm and fuzzy. [ Read More ]

Time To Open Presents

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Santa had barely made it up the chimney before my brothers and I would tiptoe down the stairs. “Behold the magic” isn’t too silly a phrase to describe the way we viewed the scene. The lights glowed on a jumble of pretty packages. [ Read More ]

A Christmas Surprise

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I have always gotten endless joy out of all the arts and crafts my kids have brought home from school. A particularly special day was when my son, Zachary brought home something wrapped carefully in newspaper. It was around Christmas time, and his face lit up as he carried the delicate package into the kitchen. [ Read More ]

Itch, Itch, My Goodness An Itch

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By mid-August, I generally have bought and wrapped my holiday gifts. I start shopping for the next year right after this year’s BIG day. [ Read More ]

Not Just Children Believe in Santa Claus

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‘Twas the season of Christmas and Chanukah, and Alan and his wife were at the mall.  They saw the mall Santa Claus, and they decided to get into the line.  Of course, the line consisted mostly of young children and their parents. [ Read More ]

A Shaving Kit For Boys [PODCAST]

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Megan Mac tells a funny true story about the time she bought her son his first shaving kit for Christmas.  [ Read More ]

Custom Ornaments

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Being from a family of four, most of the ornaments hanging on our family’s Christmas tree are handmade. Frumpy looking Santa Claus’ made out of pop cans, doves made out of construction paper, the classic spray painted macaroni ornament, and many others. [ Read More ]

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 ]

Smiles For All