I Got a Wedding Proposal at the Supermarket… Almost

Supermarket

September 13, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, while I fell just short of getting a wedding proposal at the supermarket, I did get $5. So I at least I didn’t come away empty-handed. [ Read More ]

Could I Have Stayed in the Mens Room?

mens room

May 17, 2014– My Dear Secret Diary, about a month ago, I left a (1-person) mens room at a restaurant, and a fellow waiting to use it thanked me.  Wondering why he had thanked me, I assumed he appreciated my making it available to him. [ Read More ]

I’m Not Melting

June 24, 2013– Dear Secret Diary.  In the spirit of Alan, I am always looking for playful ways to create Milkshake Moments for others (which ends up being fun for me). [ Read More ]

How to Ripen Fruit with The New York Times

New York Times Week in Review and Fruit

October 18, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I learned not too long ago that you can use The New York Times to ripen fruit. [ Read More ]

How To Make Customer Service Interactions More Fun Part, Part I

Customer Service

November 29. 2014– Dear Secret Diary, for quite some time, I’ve been interested in how to add some fun and spice to customer service interactions. [ Read More ]

“All Rise” Means All Rise!

all rise

  Dear Secret Diary, when the judge enters and the court clerk says, “All Rise,” all rise.  I  believe this gesture of respect for judges is appropriate… on all occasions.  The other night, I was watching a crime show on TV with my wife.  The judge entered the courtroom, and the clerk said, “All rise.” … [ Read More ]

Some Halloween Love For People Without Costumes

comstumes

Dear Secret Diary.  Today was Halloween, and I know folks enjoy being complimented on their costumes.  But this doesn’t mean that those not wearing costumes can’t also feel some love. [ Read More ]

Robin Hood Pays the Cable Bill

funny dream image

March 15, 2014– My Dearest Secret Diary.  Shrink Shake, an esteemed member of the Smiles For All Board of Amusement, shared this most unusual dream with me: [ 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 ]

Alan Repeatedly Showed His Generosity

Alan on Rock

September 20, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, I have often noted that Alan, was the most playful man I ever met.  [ Read More ]