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Swear Words (A Funny Song) [VIDEO]

When I was in elementary school, I admitted to saying the “F” word.  The problem: I didn’t actually know what the “F” word was… [ Read More ]

Where’s the Bathroom?

When I was 15, I went to Japan with my dojo. I practice a martial art called Kendo. Think Jedi Knights meets the Olympics if they were held in Tokyo. That’s Kendo. From the moment we landed, I was anxious to try out all the Japanese phrases I’d learned on the 18-hour plane ride. [ Read More ]

The Best Cookies in the World [VIDEO]

Emily tells the story of buying some fancy cookies that actually have to air out before you eat them. How does she do during the wait for what could be the best cookies in the world?! [ Read More ]

Who’s the Culprit?

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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 ]

Not Par for the Course

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Several years ago, good friends of the family purchased a beautiful home in a secluded, wooded area in northern Michigan. They had a nice big backyard, beyond which was the 17th hole of a famous golf course. [ Read More ]

Free Box

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At their so-called “garage sale,” my sons put all of the “junk” they wanted to get rid of in a carton that they marked “Free Box.” [ 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 ]

Fun With Credit Card Companies

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March 21, 2015– My beloved and dearest Secret Diary, recently I had a chance to have some fun with two (2) credit card companies, both at the same time!      [ Read More ]

Time To Open Presents

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Santa had barely made it up the chimney before my brothers and I would tiptoe down the stairs. “Behold the magic” isn’t too silly a phrase to describe the way we viewed the scene. The lights glowed on a jumble of pretty packages. [ Read More ]

15 Minutes Eternal [PODCAST]

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Erin tells the story of her husband needing to fix everything around the house himself. Sometimes, it doesn’t quite pay off. [ Read More ]

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