Archive for: 2015

Sports
December is the Season for Puck Drops
December 21, 2015
0
, , , , , , , ,
(Hockey Player Magazine, December 2015) December is the season for leaf fall, snow fall, and puck drops. My hockey buddies grin when frosty windshields mask the morning commute, especially the guys from Minnesota or Canada where vegetables come in casseroles and nuts come from cans.
Holidays Quotes From Famous People
Time Swooshes into Another Holiday Season
November 28, 2015
0
, , , , , , , ,
How did it get late so soon?  It’s night before its afternoon.  December is here before its June.  My goodness how the time has flewn.  How did it get late so soon? Dr. Suess (1904 – 1991) It seems just a week ago my kids filled plastic pumpkins full of Halloween candy.  And only eight […]
Quotes From Famous People
Upcoming Trivia Bee to be a Jocular Event
October 29, 2015
0
, , , , , , , , , ,
“To speak well and eloquently is a great art, but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ready, fire, aim. I’m one who, to my wife’s chagrin and mortification, sometimes speaks first then thinks later about what I just said.  The fuse between my mouth and vocal […]
Parents and Kids
Etc. Guy Interviewed by Michigan blogger…Dads of Divas
September 30, 2015
0
, , , , , , , ,
Even old guys can learn Twitter. I made the baby-boomer cut by a year or two and don’t know what to think about social media.  Five years ago, when my kids began junior high school, I reluctantly set up a Facebook account to keep track of what they were doing.  I also wanted to know […]
Parents and Kids
Tour de Dad’s Classic Rock Transcends Multiple Life Stages
July 29, 2015
4
, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Tour de France is composed of 21 stages, all in succession.  For the Tour de Dad I bounce between multiple stages, at the same time, with no apparent order.  I’m in my early 50’s which means I fall in the old-guy territory when it comes to my teenage daughters, Kate and Maggie.  Classic rock, […]
Quotes From Famous People
Quotes from Famous People – Teddy Roosevelt
June 30, 2015
0
, , ,
“When you are asked to do a job, tell ‘em ‘Certainly I can!’  Then get busy and find out how to do it.”  Teddy Roosevelt, 1958 -1919 (26th President of the United States, 1901 to 1909)
Holidays
5 (or More?) Gift Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day
June 17, 2015
0
, , , , , , , ,
Hey kids, here’s a short and sweet Father’s Day list if you’re procrastinating.  The listed order is unimportant, except for #3. Cam-buckles and tie straps. These range in length from 12 inches to 24 feet.  They’re handy to secure loads for camping or landfill trips.  Cam buckles eliminate the need for dads to tie sophisticated […]
Sports
Hockey Tape and Old Trophies Bring Out Sentiments
May 5, 2015
2
, , , , , , , ,
(Hockey Player Magazine, May 2015) The line between frugality and nostalgia is not much wider than a skate blade. Consider hockey tape, the adhesive that binds equipment, body parts, and adult recreation teams.  Players hoarding rolls of UHaul® tape to strap on shin guards are frugal.  They’re too cheap to buy real sports tape.  Thriftiness […]
Home
Spider Man Gets No Credit for Chivalry in the Kitchen
April 10, 2015
0
, , , , , , ,
“I don’t like spiders and snakes, and that ain’t what it takes to love me, you fool, you fool.” Jim Stafford, Comedian, musician and singer-songwriter Maggie, my 9th grader, screamed louder than a jet engine.  Hun, my wife, shrieked “Get it out of there!”