Author archive: etcguy

Even Hockey Coaches Have Hearts
March 2, 2018
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Published in the Chico Enterprise-Record, Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph & Hockey Player Magazine  Readers, a prologue: This article previously appeared in several newspapers and on my blog.  I share it again in memory of Eric Trivedi, a fellow hockey buddy.  Originally from Dearborn, Michigan, Eric started playing hockey at age 5 and was a founding […]
Guys, Need Valentine’s Advice? Hear from a Pro
February 7, 2018
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I’m neither sweet nor perfect that’s certain.  At least I admit it. But it took a stumble upon hidden booty to remember that FEBRUARY 14th soon approaches. 
Garbage Talk
A New Project for 2018
January 31, 2018
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Howdy there readers…starting a new writing project for 2018…a column I first began in 1990 in a town far, far away.  I’ll park a few initial pieces here on my Etc.Guy blog and on Facebook to test the audience.  My first several posts are churning, I think you’ll find this subject matter VERY interesting.  I’m a […]
The Humor Project
Kicking Off 2018 With a Few Quotes
January 23, 2018
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Writer’s block sucks.  I hopped on a government web-site to research a project and stimulate my brain… only to discover that the government is closed.  The web-site is kaput.  Glad it’s not April 14th. So instead I’ll welcome you to 2018 with a few quotes from two insightful humor writers, guys I’d really like to […]
Holidays Outdoors The Humor Project
My Top Three Reads for 2017
December 17, 2017
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“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.”  Mark Twain A good read before bed time is my normal routine.  Here are my three favorite books from 2017.  If you love a good yarn, here you go…  
Holidays The Humor Project
Thanksgiving Nut Cracking
November 25, 2017
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“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”  Erma Bombeck A short break from togetherness may be a good thing.  My wife assigned me a Thanksgiving Day project. “I need a cup of walnuts.” “Where’s the nut cracker?” “Use a hammer. Just don’t hurt yourself.  Put on your helmet and goggles.”
community Quotes From Famous People
Trivia Bee Raises Awareness for Literacy Services
November 5, 2017
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“Life is like a ten speed bicycle.  Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles M. Schulz My commute to Valley Hi Elementary School was less than a mile.  For a first grader it was an effortless downhill glide.  I’d hop on my orange Stingray, lash on my lunch box, steer, brake, and dodge […]
Old Hockey Player Forgets About Scoring Stats
October 15, 2017
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(Hockey Player Magazine, October 2017) “A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”  Wayne Gretzky Some scoring statistics are best forgotten. You’re not a hockey player until you’ve scored on yourself a saying goes, quoted by an anonymous player too embarrassed to admit doing it.  In hockey we score on opponents—not […]
Quotes From Famous People The Humor Project
Words of Wisdom – Mark Twain
September 25, 2017
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“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” –Mark Twain Readers, given the shenanigans in Washington these days I don’t know what to say….  Take a break from the political nonsense and join the Etc.Guy Facebook page.
Sports The Humor Project
Eclipses, Baseball and the Dog Days of Summer
August 20, 2017
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There sure is a lot of hype for a little bit of extra shade. I received an email at work last week about Monday’s eclipse, alerting me to conserve energy.  The message was relayed from the California Independent Systems Operator, an organization that oversees the operations of our state’s bulk electric power system. Business Insider […]