How to Ruin a Family Road Trip

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The real definition of road trip? An intentional lengthening of vacation’s worst part. It doesn’t make sense. Faster transportation is available. [ Read More ]

They Mystery Of The Missing Keys

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Cristi and her mom have lost the keys to the house they are looking after. They go through everything to find them and you’ll never guess where they were. [ Read More ]

The Judge, Letter of Reference From Mom, and My Parking Ticket

Letter of Reference from Mom

If you have tried to park on the streets of New York City, you know that it is a competitive sport.  Kind of like “Musical Chairs,” it always seems like way too many cars for the available spots.  [ Read More ]

My Son and His Life with Satisfaction

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This is a photo of my youngest son and his reaction to when I finished his Toy House. As you can see, he was very satisfied. [ Read More ]

My Grandpa’s Xylophone [PODCAST]

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Susan Evind shares the story of how her grandfather escaped San Francisco’s Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.  Don’t worry, he made it home… but did his xylophone? [ Read More ]

The Mustard and The Door

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Jenn and I are as close as can be having reached our mutual adulthood, but practically from birth and up into our high-school years, this was not the case. This is the story of how we finally bonded. [ Read More ]

Fruit Cobbler: Never Again

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As a child, I had a huge fear of disappointing my parents.  I always tried to do the right thing, afraid of ever letting them down.  I distinctly remember my well thought out speech to them in 4th grade, outlining why I was choosing to quit the violin. [ Read More ]

Homework Help

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I was helping my eight-year-old nephew, Theo, with his homework the other day and I was trying to make it as interesting as possible for him by using actual examples. [ 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 ]

The Whopper

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My wife, Gloria, is not exactly a fishing fanatic but nevertheless, she does get a large charge when I entice her to dip her pole in the water.  Her claim to fame is this story she has told me a zillion times… [ Read More ]

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