More Than A Coat Rack?

Coat Rack

  July 12, 2014, Dear Secret Diary, she claims she is more than a coat rack… [ Read More ]

Message From Mom? Advice?

Hi Mom!

One day, I opened my e-mail, and I found this message from mom, or Ice-cream as I renamed her. Perhaps many of you have seen what my mom sent me, or some variant.  But what was particularly unusual about the e-mail is that my mom NEVER sends emails like this.  Lots of emails about fun … [ Read More ]

“It’s Never Too Late”

The Big Milkshake

September 20, 2012– Dear Diary, my good friend, Shrink Shake, and I were out taking a walk today. Shrink Shake counsels individuals and their families on addiction and is also a member of the Smiles For All Board of Amusement.   [ Read More ]

Secret Diary Saturday: A Better Emergency Contact [Video]

December 14, 2013— Dear Secret Diary.  This will be my first video diary entry, and I hope you like it.  It’s about picking a better emergency contact. [ Read More ]

Music Mistakes and Mishaps…Some That Even Make Sense (Part 1)

Music Mistakes, Mishaps, and Malpropisms

Dear Secret Diary– January 4, 2014, I’ve made so many music mistakes.  A few years ago for a period of about six (6) months, I kept noticing myself singing “I’m a Rhinestone Cowboy” from the song, Rhinestone Cowboy.  Each time I did this it was a mistake.  Not even at the unconscious level do I … [ Read More ]

Self-Knowledge Through A Pipe

Pipe

Dear Secret Diary– One of my favorite sayings is the Axiom of the Pipe (Trishmann’s Paradox), “A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.”  Hmm. [ Read More ]

Must We Ask, “Why Did The Chicken Cross the Road?”

I dream of a world where chickens...

Finally, somebody dares to consider the possibility of a world where we trust chickens!!! [ Read More ]

An Apple Customer Service Rep A Day…

customer service

February 2, 2013— Dear Diary, my wife and better two-thirds, Chocolate Malt Shake, will never ask for directions, but I will ask even if the chance of being lost is small.  She is tech savvy.   Me, not so much. Well, today I was having trouble syncing my contacts between my MacBook Pro and my … [ Read More ]

UPS Only Ships Dead People

UPS Truck

April 26, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I recently went into a UPS store and asked, “What would it cost to ship my teenager to some place he can’t get back from?”  I thought this was a fair question. [ Read More ]

Fun At The Dentist’s Office, or No Pain, No Pain

The Big Milkshake At The Dentist

Dear Secret Diary, visiting the dentist was never something I found super fun.  A few things have helped a lot over the years though. [ Read More ]