Archive for: 2016

Sport
The Dork
December 7, 2016
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(Hockey Player Magazine, December 2016) Every team has one.  Whether its baseball, basketball or badminton, there’s always that one guy who doesn’t quite enmesh locker room society.  Maybe it’s his or her lousy jokes, bad breath, or that they wear turtlenecks year round.  For me it was Marvin Smellmoore’s nose.  The average length of an […]
Quotes From Famous People The Humor Project
Why Dave Barry Doesn’t Write About Religion
November 29, 2016
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The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.  Dave Barry Just experimenting here with this post but as you can tell I’m a huge Dave Barry fan.  For more on Dave Barry and my quest to find humor […]
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Butte Trivia Bee for Literacy Cranks, and Cracks, Up
October 27, 2016
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“A new world ranking of countries and their literacy rates puts the United States at 7th. Who’s No. 1? Finland.”  Source: The Washington Post, March 8, 2016 Now there’s a bit of trivia I didn’t know.  And it was published by a renowned newspaper for others to read so it must be true, or at […]
Parents and Kids World
Coldplay Tops Family’s Bucket List
October 1, 2016
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Kate introduced me to them.  Our SUV, loaded with ski gear, skidded over a snowy highway.  We caught glimpses of powder covered peaks between wind blasts.  I didn’t mind the weather—I enjoy winter driving so long as crazy people don’t hit me.  Kate inserted a CD and I daydreamed.  The music calmed me into a […]
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Coming up…Butte County Trivia Bee, 2016
September 27, 2016
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So thrilled to support the 10th Annual Butte County Trivia Bee on Friday October 28, 2016. The event will be held in the Sierra Nevada Brewery “Big Room” (Chico, California). All proceeds support Adult Literacy Programming. Last year I co-emceed the event which had a turnout of nearly 400. Great fun. I’ll co-emcee again this […]
Politics Quotes From Famous People The Humor Project
Everybody Has Their Guy (or Man)
August 25, 2016
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In the dictionary there are words for everything.  Dave Barry Every person has their guy. The three of us loitered outside the concert hall killing time.  Jane and Peg, music moms, stood with arms crossed and discussed car problems.  Jane gushed about her guy as I walked up. “He’s the best,” Jane said, her eyes […]
Parents and Kids Politics
Voter is Stuck in the Middle With…Who?
July 12, 2016
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I love to go to Washington.  If only to be near my money. (Bob Hope) Our family debates are more introspective than lively, more on her end than mine.  Maybe I’m just cynical.  But discussing the upcoming Presidential election with my voting age college daughter isn’t boring.  She leans further left than me, with her […]
Parents and Kids Travel
Bucket List Trips With Parents Were Worth It
June 27, 2016
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Note: This article appeared in various newspapers and magazines.  We’re in the season of Mother’s and Father’s Days and I wanted to share it again.  This story is dedicated to parents. I don’t remember my parents pursuing fun.  They worked too hard.  Nor did they understand the concept of a bucket list.  The buckets we […]
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Playoffs Are All That Matter
May 20, 2016
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Hockey Player Magazine, May 2016 It’s only an eight game schedule but my body thinks otherwise—the season feels like 80 games.  My legs burn with each stride while my lungs gasp for more air than a carburetor.  But we’re in the playoffs and complaining is for sissies.  Everybody’s whipped, even our rivals, and it’s time […]
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Paradise Chocolate Fest Benefits the Kids
April 27, 2016
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“All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Shulz “I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.”  John Belushi It’s time for hype, chocolate hype.  And it’s okay to indulge. Experience a chocolate paradise on the Paradise/Magalia ridge nestled among tall green pines in the Sierra Nevada […]