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School Boy Heart

In their haste to go swimming at a friend’s house today, my three favorite children left the kitchen a complete mess; apparently there’s nothing as scary to my kids than a clean dishwasher. I have a lot of work to do today but, since I have a Ph.D. in procrastination,...

Fatman and the Boy Blunder

CHalloween was one of my favorite holidays as a kid. I loved the fact that, for one day out of the year, I could pretend to be someone else. It’s not that I didn’t like who I was, but the idea that you could put on a mask and a cape and turn yourself into...

The Daily Smile Day 7—Holy Thursday

If we were in ordinary time (my fellow Catholics will see what I did there), tonight we’d be gathering as a community and celebrating mass for Holy Thursday, in which we recount The Last Supper. I know, it’s a pretty heavy topic for something called The...

The Daily Smile Day 5: Columbo

There have been many game changers in the police procedural genre. I remember when NYPD Blue debuted and it was so “edgy,” what with the foul language and nudity that was so racy for network TV. Law and Order and its ripped from the headlines take on plot...

The Daily Smile Day 4: The Love Boat

I have a confession to make, I’ve never been on a cruise. When I lived in Florida, my mother and father took my older brother and sister on a cruise on a ship called The Flavia. Jimmy and I didn’t care because we were afraid of anything that went on the...

The Daily Smile Day 3: What’s Old is New Again

I became the father of triplets at the ripe of age of 27. When you have triplets, you realize that you’ve been lied to your entire life. I’m sure that, at some point in your life, you were told, “There’s no such thing as a stupid...