Archive for: August 2013

Humor Writer Interviews The Humor Project
The Humor Project – Etc. Guy Searches for Humor Writers
August 30, 2013
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Where have all the humor writers gone? This question, posted on Patrick McManus’ website, racks my brain.  McManus is a former columnist for Field and Stream Magazine and a New York Times bestselling author.  He spins tales about fishing, hunting and camping.  I camp but am a terrible angler and only eat wild game that […]
Humor Writer Interviews The Humor Project
Test post
August 23, 2013
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8/23/13.  Test post for The Humor Project where I’ll present interviews with popular US humor writers. This site is in development, stay tuned.
Parents and Kids Sports
Hockey Dad Plays Field Hockey Daughter in Annual Parent Game
August 19, 2013
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(Hockey Player Magazine, August 2013) To understand a sport you need to play it, even if it’s against your own kid. I watch her play, rain or shine.  I want to know how good she and her teammates are, and I’m curious as to how I match up.  Kate is unaware that I secretly practice.  […]

Erma Bombeck Etc Guy“Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public.  It’s too controversial.”

Erma Bombeck

Words of wisdom – Erma Bombeck
Parents and Kids Sports
Time on waitlist helps guy do bucket list trips with parents
August 1, 2013
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(American Whitewater Magazine, July/August 2013) Patience and waiting blend like GORP.  One who waits expects something to happen.  One who’s patient actively chooses a state of mind.  You need both when pouring ketchup, registering with the DMV, or waiting for a Grand Canyon river permit. One of those examples took nearly 18 years and I’m […]