Category Archives: Everyday Life

Smarter Than Me Phones

  I got up early this morning, tried to figure out my wife’s new smart phone, and realized something. I just moved one step down on the intelligence scale at the Dykie household. My wife is a nurse practitioner, my … Continue reading

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Check This Out

  Is it just me, or are supermarket checkout lines insane? Do you know that grocery stores spend millions of dollars a year hiring marketing geniuses to devise insidious ways to suck more money out of your pockets at checkout … Continue reading

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Hey, Where’s My Smiley Sticker? (#21)

I stopped at Walmart yesterday to buy a new iron. I figured it would most likely be made in China, be small and inefficient, and stop working before the month was out. But hey, it was only $8.99, and you … Continue reading

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Could I Have a Little Space….. Please? (#18)

Is it just me, or is the concept of “Personal Space,” disappearing from society? What is personal space? Some people say it’s an invisible bubble that surrounds us. An imaginary barrier, extending two to three feet in every direction. A … Continue reading

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All You Can Eat. Are You Sure? (#16)

   Have any of you, ever left a Chinese Buffet after a long and satisfying meal, and thought to yourself, “You know, that was pretty good, but something just wasn’t right.” There’s a few questions, I have about Chinese Buffets. … Continue reading

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My Resolution for the New Year (#14)

This past September, my wife and I, celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. We’ve experienced a few tough times, but after all these years we remain committed to each other. A few weeks ago we had just finished putting up our … Continue reading

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Get Out of My Wayyy…..! (#3)

  I’ve wondered about something. How can we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, feel the incredible warmth and love of those around us, hold hands, pray, pull things we are thankful for from the very bottom of our souls, … Continue reading

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Be Sure to Flush (#2)

       I just read a story on the internet, about a house in Hollywood, California, selling for 195 million dollars. It features 25 acres of land with a vineyard, and a house with 53,000 square feet of living … Continue reading

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Beautiful Weeds (#16)

I decided to help my wife this past summer with maintaining the flower beds she planted in the spring. It was an extremely tough job crawling on my hand and knees for hours a week through thick layers of mulch.

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