Oreos: An Addiction

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I relish my Double Stuf Oreos, which, according to the latest reports, is commensurate with cocaine in their addictive power—prompting, as they do, pleasure-center neurons to discharge with the same vigor as hardcore drugs. [ Read More ]

Anti-Prom

With our intense love of Lord of the Rings, bodies discombobulated by puberty, and a complete lack of fashion sense or taste in popular music, my friends and I decided that we weren’t going to get dates to our 8th grade prom. [ Read More ]

Crossing Over: Young to Old in the Blink of an Eye

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Most people describe the aging process as a gradual thing; a series of nearly imperceptible instances that accompany Father Time gently pulling the cloak of aches and pains, wrinkles and responsibilities across your formerly youthful shoulders. Well I say differently, at least for myself. [ 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 ]

Love and Marriage and Plant-icide

love

You know what they say: love means never having to say you’re sorry. Yeah, right. [ Read More ]

Now You Tell Me

aging

I was tidying up the house but finding the task rather difficult because of a pulled muscle in my lower back. As I was collecting the garbage, something fell to the floor. [ Read More ]

Zinged By My Family, Episode 4: I am a Connoisseur

Zinged

July 19, 2014: Dear Secret Diary, I made a ridiculously obvious statement in a recent conversation with my son that engendered the following exchange. [ Read More ]

Cleaning the House: A Study in Procrastination

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If you are anything like me, the very last thing you would choose to do out of a list of a hundred possibilities, is clean the house. [ Read More ]

The Quest

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I just got tired of replacing the mulch in my garden every few years and I decided to replace the mulch with colorful stones. [ Read More ]

Lost in Thought

One day while eating lunch, I noticed my four-year-old, Alex, staring out the window. He sat motionless in a pensive daze, completely transfixed on something in the back yard. I looked out there to see what was so captivating. Nothing in particular caught my eye. [ Read More ]

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