Archive for: March 2013

Parents and Kids
Dad Hikes Mall With Teenage Daughters
March 29, 2013
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Category:                            Shopping With Teenage Daughters at Mall Frustration Level:             Moderate Hike Level:                          Extreme I enjoy spending quality “Dad time” with Kate and Maggie though I occasionally take one for the team.  The difference between hiking across Nevada or shopping with my daughters at a mall is about 180 miles.  Nevada is only 320 miles wide […]
Home Parents and Kids
4 Things Guys Should (and Can) Do
March 25, 2013
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Guys, here are 4 things you can do to help make your wife’s stay on Earth easier: 1. Vacuum her car. 2. Fill up her gas tank. 3. Buy her flowers…from a florist who conducts business in a building with a solid roof, not at road-side stands or at gas stations.  You will earn points by actually […]

An onion can make you cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.

Will Rogers
Words of wisdom
How did you start writing?
March 15, 2013
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With fat crayons handed out by my first grade teacher.  She was patient both years I took her class. I actually wrote for several Northern California newspapers long ago when I was a municipal recycling coordinator.  I wrote a column entitled Garbage Talk and told stories about weird things dumped in the landfill.  Like when a trailer load of laundry detergent […]
Family Hangs Out Hanging a TV
March 12, 2013
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The four of us stood in the aisle staring at the TV screens.  Customers muttered as they walked past.  The sales agent pitched.  The choices were Panasonic, Sony, or Samsung. “For sports you may like the Sony, but for movies I recommend the Panasonic.”  He switched channels so we could compare.  “With more pixels you […]

I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.

Ray Bradbury
Words of wisdom
Health Sports
Aging Hockey Player Can’t Eat Like He Used To
March 2, 2013
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(Hockey Player Magazine, February 2013) One hour after I made my food choice I realized it was a bad one. I’m almost 50 and fall under the old-guy category. Bobby Orr and Brad Park were my heroes. I cheered when Team USA beat the Russians in 1980. Many of my teammates weren’t yet born and […]