You’re Kidding, The “Mediocre Golf Association?”

Mediocre Golf

April 11, 2015– Dear Secret Diary, with the Masters golf tournament this weekend, and in light of esteemed contributor Will De Jong‘s wonderful golf story and its various comments…       [ Read More ]

Q&A Tuesday*: How Can I be Taller?

Taller

Today on Q&A Tuesday, Angus as takes us in the opposite direction of last week’s question, “How I can I be shorter?” with [ Read More ]

Why I Did Hot Yoga and Why I’ll (Probably) Do It Again

Born and raised in the suburbs, my parents tried to expose my brothers and me to new things.  They took us to places including the Netherlands, Mexico, and Canada.  Granted, it was Aruba, Cancun, and I’m from Buffalo, so Canada was about 30 minutes away.  But nonetheless, I considered myself quite “worldly”. [ Read More ]

Mrs. Robinson

baseball

It was the early seventies and my sister, Mary, was teaching at Yale University.  She had just received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and agreed to stay on to teach in the program.  Not long after she started teaching, Mary met a woman who would go on to become one of her closest peers … [ Read More ]

Little League Blues

little league

Don’t ask me why I decided to manage a Little League baseball team. That’s a question I have to take up with my psychiatrist. [ Read More ]

The Bench Warmer

basketball

When I began my first year of Junior college, I was surprised to learn that my high school gym teacher had become the college’s basketball coach. [ Read More ]

The Best Defense [VIDEO]

The Big Milkshake remembers the time he was in a sparring match that inadvertently went well for him. Was it his offense? His defense? How did he win? [ Read More ]

Grown Kids

travel

I bound down the stairs of our hotel in Mexico after eight long hours on a plane from Seattle. I’m dying to feel a hot sun on a warm beach, rarities in the Pacific Northwest… [ Read More ]

Dad Wins Again

dad

One hot 4th of July in Georgia, my dad decided to run in a 5K for which he did not train. Once upon a time, Daddy was quite an athlete. Those days were long since gone! [ Read More ]

The Main Attraction

gym

I was self-conscious about going to the gym because I thought the kilos I had put on would make me stand out among the spandex-clad regulars. [ Read More ]