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 ]

Keen Observations

granddaughter

While driving along on a sunny day with my young granddaughter by my side, I felt like I was on top of the world. [ Read More ]

Draw MY Daddy

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“Daddy, draw me a tarantula,” said my four-year-old. So I drew her a massive spider with eight huge, hairy legs. [ 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 ]

Who’s the Culprit?

theater

My son used to take part in a theater restaurant that performed mystery plays. While the shows were quite entertaining, the food left a lot to be desired. [ Read More ]

Week Long Wandering

lost

I once visited America and got lost twice on the way to the theater in Atlanta. Being a greenhorn alien to this land goes hand in hand with having direction troubles. [ Read More ]

Hotel Freebies

hotel

We got lucky when we heard the old Hotel Manfredi Suite in our place, Rome, was getting a face-life and its beautiful maple doors became available for sale as salvage items. [ 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 ]

Opium and My Trip to The Doctor

Poppy Seed Bagel

I had an interesting visit with the Dr. today. [ Read More ]

Of Course It Can!

duh

I like to think I can take care of rudimentary maintenance problems around the house. Faced with a troublesome hair clog in the drain, I drove to the hardware store to buy a drain cleaner. [ Read More ]