My First Time In Vegas [PODCAST]

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Charlie tells a story about going to Vegas with a friend when he was 18.  Two boys, straight out of Christian school… what could possibly go wrong? [ Read More ]

Alan’s Advice On What To Do With Your Leftovers

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Alan had a wonderful way of building rapport with folks providing customer service.  Waiters and waitresses were certainly no exception. [ Read More ]

Tell a Story: Blue Fish [VIDEO]

The Big Milkshake remembers a a misguided attempted at a fancy night out from his youth. [ Read More ]

Eating My Words

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My father is well known in our family for his unsuccessful attempts at losing weight. [ Read More ]

Lost in Translation

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My parents are 100% Polish and had a lot of family in Poland.  In the 1970s, my dad was in close correspondence with them via letter. At that time, Poland was under communist rule, so my dad’s family did not have much. My dad wanted to send them a package that was small and compact, … [ Read More ]

How I Met My Burger Sweetie

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I was 9 years old and already in high school because I was just visiting one to see what it looked like. I guess I looked older than I was because they let me in. [ Read More ]

Share a Salad With a Stranger

I recently attended my friend Sandi’s short film screening on the lower west side. Before the screening started she invited me to go out to Patsy’s, a pizza place, for pizza and beer after the screening was over. “Who all is coming?” I asked. “A few friends.” She said. [ Read More ]

The Post Office Let Me Down in My Time of Need

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February 1, 2014– Dear my most beloved Secret Diary.  I like the folks at our neighborhood post office, and they always do a nice job.  However during my visit there the other day, they let me down in my time of need. [ Read More ]

Hungry Prince Charming

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Prince Charming, my husband, probably too hungry before leaving to work. At least now I can be rest assured that this pear has no poison. [ Read More ]

You’d Lose Your Head if it Wasn’t Screwed On

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We all met up at a small restaurant on Koh Samui, a palm-blanketed gemstone of an island in the Gulf of Thailand. [ Read More ]