Do Not Touch

food

Okay. Someone touched… [ Read More ]

Magic Fire Hydrants: Now You Don’t See Them, Now You Do!

fire hydrant

The great magicians make things disappear. But making fire hydrants appear out of nowhere is a whole different kettle of fish. [ Read More ]

Zinged By My Family: Episode 1, A Senior and A Senior Citizen

To quote Rodney Dangerfield, the simple fact is “I get no respect”. [ Read More ]

Christmas With the Lovable Jokers

christmas

One December my family sat in the dining room, enjoying our Christmas dinner. I was probably nine years old at the time. Unbeknownst to me, I was also the object of a sinister conspiracy cooked up by Dad and my sister Kerry. [ Read More ]

Diaper Drama

diaper

As a busy mom of four children, I often enlist the help of my older kids while I am taking care of the baby. [ Read More ]

This One Time At Band Camp

This one time at band camp, I learned a valuable lesson: If you’re going to pull a prank on someone, make sure it’s the right someone BEFORE you follow through. I learned this by being the wrong someone. It happened many years ago and now I think it’s hilarious. I didn’t at the time, but … [ Read More ]

Ladies First? Indeed! Here’s Why. (Hint: Think Canary)

Ladies First

December 28, 2013– Dear Secret Diary, basic Internet searches and what I have picked up suggest many reasons for the “Ladies First” policy.  “Chivalry” is of course an important one, but it is just one.  [ Read More ]

That Was One Tough Taxi Driver

Taxi

August 2, 2014– Dear Secret Diary, driving a taxi in New York City is one tough job, but I need to tell you about the toughest taxi driver I ever met. [ Read More ]

Hydrant Hat

hydrant

These days, I guess even hydrants have fashion obligations. [ Read More ]

Not Quite an Apple Laptop

laptop

My old laptop needed a revamp. It took me less than $1 to do so. [ Read More ]

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