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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—Time Travel Dream

Have you ever had a really awesome dream and not want to wake up from it? I did last night. It was one of those dreams where after I woke up I was disappointed that I wasn’t still in it. I traveled back in time to the 1980s and went back to my hometown of...

The Daily Smile Day 9-Does it Count?

It’s fair to say that this Easter is unlike any I can remember. Instead of heading to a church for mass, we watched a live stream on TV. To add to the realism, Nicole came in a few minutes late and Maggie showed up during the closing hymn.  I decided to dress up...

The Daily Smile Day 8—The Rule of 3s

The sun was shining through the window of our bedroom this morning and I must say it was a very pleasant way to wake up. As I smiled at the warmth hitting my face, I heard the unmistakable sound of my dog Murphy coming up the stairs. He’s been sleeping...

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 6: Jimmy Buffett

sI’ve got more than just a touch of cabin fever and the only cure is…no, not more cowbell, but a little Jimmy Buffett. I’m a Florida boy at heart. While I’ve lived in the northeast a heck of a lot longer than I did in the land of my birth,...