Flying Flip Flops in Laos

flip flops

Many cultures in Southeast Asia, where I’ve lived off and on for years, have a serious taboo about feet. [ Read More ]

Time For New Shoes

That's a Big Shoe

January 13, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I can’t remember the last time I bought a new pair of shoes.  Finally, my wife took matters into her own hands. [ Read More ]

The Most Dangerous Costume

costume

My middle school self was awkward to the extreme: owl glasses, a bowl cut (I was a serious tomboy), and an unfathomable desire to be in every school play. [ Read More ]

If The Shoe Fits

shoe

Recently, I had to attend a party. I pulled together an outfit and applied a bit of makeup to a face that rarely dons such. Shoes were an issue though. [ Read More ]

Why the Groom is Wearing Black

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Not too long ago I attended a good friend’s wedding. As I sat there admiring the happy couple, I heard a little girl (this was mostly likely the first wedding she ever attended) ask her mother a question. [ Read More ]

Best Shopping-Mate

shopping

One Saturday morning, I took my five-year-old daughter shopping with me. My little girl watched me try on outfit after outfit, exclaiming each time, “Mommy, you look beautiful!” [ Read More ]

Life Hack Ironing

life hack

This is my son showing me how he ironed his clothes in his first week in college. He’d boil a pot of water in a microwave and use it just like a normal iron. Now that’s a life hack. [ Read More ]

How to Get Smarter Looking Feet

For all you college graduates out there, you’ve probably been exposed to one or maybe more of those dense and mandatory Philosophy 101 classes.  And even if you haven’t, you’ve probably heard of Sigmund Freud.  You know, they guy who discovered that we all love our moms and dads a little too much? [ Read More ]

Pain Management Therapy

shopping

Carol finds out the most effective form of pain management and it’s a bit unconventional. [ Read More ]

My First Beard

beard

One year when I was a kid, we were putting on a production of Cinderella. I had a supporting role as a Duke; not a terribly important part, but it gave me the chance to wear fake whiskers, at least (At 15, that counted for a lot!). [ Read More ]