Author archive: etcguy

2020 Trivia Bee Cancelled, Thanks COVID
October 31, 2020
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“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you will go.”  Dr. Seuss Ten years from now you may hear this question asked at the 2030 Butte County Trivia Bee, “What global pandemic canceled the 2020 Butte Trivia Bee?”
Quotes From Famous People Sports
Ready for the World Series?
September 28, 2020
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“I led the league in go get ‘em next time.”  Bob Uecker, Mr. Baseball Stanley Cup hockey has consumed my brain these past weeks, albeit the season is three months behind schedule.  When NHL hockey ends this week it’ll start again around Thanksgiving. But Major League Baseball’s COVID shortened season still has the World Series […]
Life The Humor Project
Hockey Players, Cowboys and Comics
August 30, 2020
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Stuck at home are you?  Tired of surfing the net, streaming reruns, or playing Sudoku? Maybe a good book will help cure your COVID blues.  Books are those paper things you hold up to your eyes where you actually turn pages. I plug three page turners that have helped me through this COVID fiasco, great […]
Outdoors Quotes From Famous People
Time You Enjoy Wasting
July 27, 2020
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“The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time.” –Bertrand Russell Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. I have neither experience nor skill sets in much of that stuff.   But Russell’s logic resonates about enjoying the […]
Holidays Parents and Kids Quotes From Famous People
Father’s Day 2020
June 21, 2020
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Like many dads today I await a phone call.  Or maybe a text.  That’s all I need.  No ties, cards, soap-on-a-rope, or socks.  Just a call. For the dads out there I share a few observations from some funny guys…
Old Geezers are Just Boys with Wrinkles
May 3, 2020
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(Hockey Player Magazine, May 2020) I’m getting older.  I guess my friends are getting older too. “Get on the list,” he texted. “What list?” “Geezer hockey, Friday morning, minimum age is 50.” “It’s been a while since I skated on ice.” “You’ll be fine.  Other geezers will be there.  They’re cool guys.”
Health Parents and Kids Yard
A Few Takes on COVID-19
March 31, 2020
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Walk into any essential store these days and you’ll see X’s marking the spot for social distancing.  This COVID-19 stuff is spooky.  The only positive is if you test negative.  At least our April 15 tax deadline is delayed until July.  I share a few takes on COVID-19… these posts appeared on my Etc. Guy […]
Holidays Sports
2020 is Leap Year
February 28, 2020
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Hey folks, February 29, 2020 is a Leap Day.  We get a free extra day, a twenty-four hour trip around the Sun, for doing nothing.  Which also means that 2020 is a Leap Year.  I have many writing projects in draft mode and will get on ‘em soon.  In the meanwhile I’ve been enjoying the […]
The Humor Project
North State Writers and Blue Room Theatre Combine for LiveWord II
January 22, 2020
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“The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.”  Steve Martin I write when pen hits the pad.  Sometimes that pad and my imaginary friends are hard […]
New Wheels Help Baby Boomer’s Game
December 17, 2019
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(Published in Hockey Player Magazine, December 2019) “I always liked speed.”  Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens They are not Ferrari fast.  But they’re quicker than my old Lego® block wheels. “Get decent wheels dude,” Tex advised.  A regular season Blazer teammate, Tex joined fellow teammate Roxanne and me to play summer hockey.  Northern California’s heat is […]