Archive for: April 2013

What kind of grapes are you planting and what do plan to do with all the fruit?
April 23, 2013
We planted Tempranillo grapes, a spanish variety.  They were born in Winters, California.  We anticipate our first harvest in three years and will celebrate with a foot-stomping-wine-making party.  We’re now battling gophers… I have a story brewing about those miscreants.  Thanks for asking! Eric aka Etc.Guy
Holidays Home
Thank the Sun this Earth Day
April 21, 2013
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“It’s not easy being green.”  Kermit the Frog Earth Day, April 22, is when the global community acknowledges our planet’s environmental status.  Seven billion humans inhabit Earth and we should really figure out how to manage it.  Think of us as sharers of a gigantic sandbox. I think our sun deserves credit though. We awake […]
Guy looks back at 1963
April 19, 2013
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I reached a milestone today.  I became cordless 50 years ago when dad snipped my umbilical cord.  I am a product of the 60’s, a planned child but unscheduled.   If you can’t remember where you were, or weren’t, here’s a glimpse at Americana in 1963…
Guy is better at filling up holes than filling out tax forms
April 14, 2013
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I helped my wife dig 100 holes last weekend to plant grape vines.  Filling up the holes is a lot easier than filling out IRS forms… I wish I had orange flags to show me the loop holes.   Whaddya think?
Do you have any advice for a new writer?
April 11, 2013
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Yes…practice, practice and more practice.  Treat writing as you would a sport, art, or other interest.  If you enjoy writing, the “practice” part comes much more easily.  I spend many hours researching and outlining before I put the pen to the pad.  My early  drafts are often junk.  But it gets my brain going.  I suggest setting […]
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Memory lapse triggers hunt for milk and eggs
April 10, 2013
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Either my memory is failing or my brain is overtaxed.  I suffer from CRS syndrome – can’t remember squat.  My wife, Hun, points this out with ease.  Forgetfulness surfaces when I’m charged even a menial assignment.  “Honey, please get some milk and eggs.  I’m heading to the office.  Write yourself a note,” she added.   “Aw, […]