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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 2: Pippilino

We are dog people. There it is, I said it. Despite the fact that our father always proclaimed, “I don’t like dogs, but dogs like me,” all of the Carlon siblings are dog people. Even my older brother Greg, who fought hard against getting a dog, is now...

Introducing, The Daily Smile

In general, I consider myself a happy person. For this reason, as a kid, I was considered “easy,” especially compared to my twin brother who, and I mean this lovingly, could be a bit moody at times. For that reason, if I was ever out of sorts or not...

Dare to be Great

In March of 2004, I was working for Unilever and was fortunate enough to attend our annual sales meeting. It was held in Kiawah Island, South Carolina that year and the theme was Dare to be Great. I’m not sure who came up with the theme, but remember Mark Bernard...

His name is Mike and he likes computers

When my wife and I were going through premarital counseling, we had to attend a workshop with other engaged couples. On the first night of that workshop in 1998, all of us had to introduce our future spouses to the group. When it was my wife’s turn to introduce...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the school system in my town was closed as of the final bell last Thursday. As such, Friday began what my kids are referring to as the great confinement of 2020. We’ve been pretty strict about limiting their social...