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About vanyieck

There is nothing about me that is more interesting than you. I am a man. I have a wife and family. I have a career. I have two dogs. I

A Soccer Mom’s Lament

Bethany and Anya were caught in traffic while running errands in preparation for a PTA fundraiser. “There should be a law that people remove their ‘Baby on Board’ stickers when their children grow up. I swear, half the time I … Continue reading

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Incontrovertible Proof For The Existence Of God

Keith burst into the lunchroom. “I’ve discovered incontrovertible proof for the existence of God.” “What’s Keith rambling on about this time?” grumbled Raul. His head was resting on the table and his eyes remained closed. “I’ll bite,” said Claire. “What … Continue reading

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Family Dynamics

“I wonder if there really is some odour that would make me completely irresistible to women, like on the commercials?” asked Perry. He looked over at Rachel, his girlfriend of three months. “Huh?” said Rachel. She was busy looking at … Continue reading

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The Oscars And Medieval History

(Overheard in a library.) “Did you watch the Oscars Sunday night? One of the winners was going on about how society is unfair.” “Stop.” “What?” “I don’t want to hear about it.” “Who peed in your Corn Flakes this morning?” … Continue reading

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Fatal Attraction

Brandon walked into the archery club with a goofy grin on his face. He didn’t get a word out of his mouth before his friends pounced. “Uh oh. That can’t be good,” said Rufus, pointing at Brandon’s face. “Listen, man. … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever

“It’s been a long winter,” said Kyle. The other two guys around the table seemed too focused on their cards to notice him. “Okay, I’ll bite. How long is it?” asked Sid. “People are getting major cabin fever. Remember last … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Advice

“C’mere, young man.” “Yeah, c’mon over here. Let us talk to you a minute.” Griffey, a volunteer at the Misty Valley Retirement Home, approached the two residents. “Mr. Pedersen, Mr. Sanchez, can I help you with something?” “Sit down here … Continue reading

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