“It takes months to find a customer…seconds to lose one.” Vince Lombardi
They sell phones. But don’t call them. They cannot help. (more…)
“Seventy-five years. That’s how much time you get if you’re lucky. Seventy-five years. Seventy-five winters, seventy-five spring times, seventy-five summers, and seventy-five autumns. When you look at it like that, it’s not a lot of time, is it? Don’t waste them.” Eddie Murphy (here as Mr. Robinson on Saturday Night Live)
If 2020 was a bust, a historical dud-year, hopefully it wasn’t a waste. I normally wax philosophical at the turn of a New Year but good riddance to 2020. (more…)
An audible in football changes a play at the line of scrimmage. The quarterback reads the defense, recognizes an opportunity then calls an audible, a different play than was called in the huddle. For my case the line of scrimmage was a sidewalk outside the restaurant patio’s dining area. (more…)
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go.” Dr. Seuss
Ten years from now you may hear this question asked at the 2030 Butte County Trivia Bee,
“What global pandemic canceled the 2020 Butte Trivia Bee?” (more…)
“I led the league in go get ‘em next time.” Bob Uecker, Mr. Baseball
Stanley Cup hockey has consumed my brain these past weeks, albeit the season is three months behind schedule. When NHL hockey ends this week it’ll start again around Thanksgiving.
But Major League Baseball’s COVID shortened season still has the World Series scheduled in October—to practically Halloween—a timely holiday for swinging bats. (more…)
Stuck at home are you? Tired of surfing the net, streaming reruns, or playing Sudoku?
Maybe a good book will help cure your COVID blues. Books are those paper things you hold up to your eyes where you actually turn pages.
I plug three page turners that have helped me through this COVID fiasco, great reads from cover to cover. (more…)
“The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time.” –Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy.
I have neither experience nor skill sets in much of that stuff. But Russell’s logic resonates about enjoying the time you spend. Otherwise, what’s the point?
My mom’s father, Grandpa Alex, was a professional violinist, voracious reader, and keen observer of people. After one of my road-tripping gallivants he asked whether I became lonesome. (more…)
Like many dads today I await a phone call. Or maybe a text. That’s all I need. No ties, cards, soap-on-a-rope, or socks. Just a call.
For the dads out there I share a few observations from some funny guys… (more…)
I’m getting older. I guess my friends are getting older too.
“Get on the list,” he texted.
“Geezer hockey, Friday morning, minimum age is 50.”
“It’s been a while since I skated on ice.”
“You’ll be fine. Other geezers will be there. They’re cool guys.” (more…)