Chocolate at Church [PODCAST]

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Diane tells the story of someone bringing chocolate to church. It might surprise you, but it caused quite a commotion. [ Read More ]

The Nose Rescuer

A few years ago, I was attending college and upon meeting a new friend, Aimee, decided to go with her to the local Wal-Mart to pick up some movies. [ Read More ]

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation-Popcorn, Kool Aid, and Peanut Butter

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 To Be A Fantastic Uncle…Or Not?

When I was 19 years old, my big brother and his wife wanted go furniture shopping, but they were hesitant since it would require taking their 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in tow.  It was a hot summer day, so I volunteered to be a good uncle and take the kids to play miniature golf … [ Read More ]

Perfect Audition [PODCAST]

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Erin tells the story of wanting to break into acting. Through her school, she manages to have the most perfect, and hilarious, audition ever. [ Read More ]

Chicken Cooped Up

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While cleaning my house, I noticed my then four-year-old child was playing a little too quietly. I found her sitting on her bed with a pillow and a pile of feathers. [ Read More ]

Bruised Ego [PODCAST]

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Charlie Ray tells a funny true story about waiting in line at a haunted house with his wife.  Two pretty young girls keep looking at Charlie and whispering.  What are they talking about? [ Read More ]

Mosquitoes, A Can of Raid, and Bonnie’s Wedding Day

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It had been a very hot summer that year. My particular neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, was for some reason plagued by mosquitoes that were unusually large and very fond of human flesh. [ Read More ]

How Not To Make A Good Impression At Your Karate Class

I didn't make a Good Impression At My Karate Class

June 8th, 2013– Dear Secret Diary, I can’t believe what you let me do at my Karate class today.  It was only my second class, I felt like a fish out of water, and my legs spent much of the class hour burning.  While this might be OK (or not) on a weekday, it was … [ Read More ]

Big Fun in the Little Leagues

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It’s 5:45am on a Saturday. I’m standing in the center of an ice rink, wearing black nylon pants and a black-and-white striped shirt, the attire worn by all Little League referees in our town. [ Read More ]