My Ear Won’t Hear


June 14-June 21, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, my beautiful left ear pictured above (please ignore the grey in my beard) won’t hear.  Last Wednesday, I started feeling under the weather, and by Friday, well no need to repeat myself.  [ Read More ]

Diary of a Vegetarian [PODCAST]


Dan Borengasser records his effort to become a vegetarian. Turns out, not eating meat is hard for a meat-eater! [ Read More ]

Sabrina, The 3 Year Old Sleuth


My older sister at the time was just a few months pregnant with my now 7 year old, opera singing and ballet dancing little niece. Seriously, she is only 7 but can sing opera like no other! [ Read More ]

Fun At The Dentist Office


I arrive in the dental clinic waiting room at 7:30 a.m. and start filling out paperwork. I’ve chosen the early hour appointment so that, in the event of needles or drilling, I’ll be as tired and confused as possible. [ Read More ]

The Pregnant She-Hulk


I was feeling extremely pregnant, and it was rotten luck when, several days before my due date, my husband fell from the porch roof, sprained both ankles and was restricted to crutches. [ Read More ]

The Fun/Dangers of Rugby


I was a rugger in college. The sport of Rugby looks like a mixture of American football, soccer, and sanctioned hooliganism. I can’t say for certain what caused me to take it up. [ Read More ]

Fun And Profit At the Doctor’s

February 15, 2015– Dear Secret Diary, continuing a theme, I really do like to do what I can to ease my nervousness and have some fun at the Dr’s. [ Read More ]

When I Was Taller – A Parent’s Story


Many years ago, I was leaving the pediatrician’s office with one of my sons. [ Read More ]

A Night with an Edsel


I loved the Internet, but I hated the snail-like slowness of it. No matter how much I upgraded, it was not fast enough to suit me. When Broadband came to my neighborhood, I was among the first to order it. [ Read More ]

Microwave-Side Chat: Cross Training For Dummies [VIDEO]

The Big Milkshake has an intense cross training work out to get you in the best (or worst?) shape of your life. [ Read More ]

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