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There are rules to obey on a trip to Disneyland

July 28, 2017
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There are rules to obey on a trip to Disneyland

We said we’d wait at least another decade before going back to Disneyland after the last exhausting visit, but there we were, only two years later, going back. Such a reversal in not without precedent.…

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Wife not pushy about Amazon dash buttons

July 21, 2017
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My wife goes along with my random ponderings—theories about the universe, why things happen as they do, world issues and, of course, why American life isn’t complete without Amazon dash buttons. “Have you seen those…

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Happy ending to dog’s tale

July 1, 2017
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Our pet beagle eats his food fast—really fast. I wondered if we should do something about it. So my wife told a friend, the friend told another friend who was a veterinarian, and the veterinarian…

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Wife says ‘You two are better than U2!’

June 9, 2017
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I’ve been married almost 17 years, and I know that my wife is not materialistic. For Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays, she doesn’t want much. She’s more into the thought and love behind a…

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Father-in-law has chicken soup fix

May 26, 2017
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I got the flu that’s going around, so my wife made a call to her dad. Within 15 minutes, he was at our doorstep with a package. How does he manage to keep his freezer…

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Being Italian means eating tomatoes and loving it

May 5, 2017
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I’ve known this for years about my son, who’s now 13, but the other day something hit me, and I didn’t like it. I had to bring it up. Me: You’re my kid. You’re Italian.…

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Mr. Picarella goes to Washington

April 21, 2017
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Mr. Picarella is not a mister. He’s a 13-year-old kid. He’s my kid! My wife and I try to protect him from the world, but I promise, we don’t shelter him. We let him ride…

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Dog walk has a second purpose

April 8, 2017
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I could walk my dog past other people on walks (“Oh, he’s so cute!”), by kids on skateboards (out of nowhere, they come piercing through the quiet evening), through construction zones with jackhammering (Thd-thd-thd-thd-thd), into…

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The day a mysterious package came

March 17, 2017
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My wife and I don’t use our home phone. We use our cell phones. In fact, the only people calling us on our land line are salespeople and scammers, making me often wonder why we…

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Die, germs, die!

March 3, 2017
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Last week everyone was sick. Not me. Not my wife. Not our 12-year-old son. But everyone else. According to my wife, it’s “kill” or “be killed.” “Stay away from the germs,” she told me. One…

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