Problems Hear and There

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My wife and I, both a little hard of hearing, were watching golf on TV. [ Read More ]

Of Course It Can!

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I like to think I can take care of rudimentary maintenance problems around the house. Faced with a troublesome hair clog in the drain, I drove to the hardware store to buy a drain cleaner. [ Read More ]

Zinged By My Family, Episode 4: I am a Connoisseur

Zinged

July 19, 2014: Dear Secret Diary, I made a ridiculously obvious statement in a recent conversation with my son that engendered the following exchange. [ Read More ]

Magic Fire Hydrants: Now You Don’t See Them, Now You Do!

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The great magicians make things disappear. But making fire hydrants appear out of nowhere is a whole different kettle of fish. [ Read More ]

Week Long Wandering

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I once visited America and got lost twice on the way to the theater in Atlanta. Being a greenhorn alien to this land goes hand in hand with having direction troubles. [ Read More ]

Hotel Freebies

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We got lucky when we heard the old Hotel Manfredi Suite in our place, Rome, was getting a face-life and its beautiful maple doors became available for sale as salvage items. [ Read More ]

Cute Babies [PODCAST]

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Mike tells a funny true story about when he and a friend pulled a prank involving babies at a restaurant in order to get better service.  How can babies and good restaurant service be related? Listen to the full story here! [ Read More ]

Zinged By My Family: Episode 3, Who was She Talking About?

Zinged

May 10, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, flashing back to March 23, 2014 when my wife zinged me again.   [ Read More ]

My Lovely Sparring Partner

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After my husband and I had had a disagreement, he mused in exasperation, “I knew the day we met that you were Miss Right… [ Read More ]

A Deep Resounding You

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One evening my wife and I were watching a television show. “Wow, what a hunk!” she commented on one of the actors. [ Read More ]

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