Author archive: etcguy

Health Parents and Kids
Hanging Out With Old Attitudes
July 28, 2019
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They are kids with wrinkled skin who wear plenty of attitude. Shuttle vans park outside the main entrance to cart them to and fro, whether to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping or to the movies.  Panel doors slide open and wheel chair ramps pop out.  After the cargos load, the vans are off and about. Inside […]
The Humor Project
It’s Summer. Time to Pitch.
June 27, 2019
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“So God has a lava lamp.   I’m cool with that.” Tom Bodett, pitchman for Motel 6   He made a career pitching hotel rooms. In the mid 1980’s Tom Bodett lived in Homer, Alaska, the southernmost town in the state’s highway system.  An outpost 200 miles south of Anchorage at the end of the road, […]
Holidays
Happy Memorial Day – Thank you Vets
May 27, 2019
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To all Vets and all who are still active military, thank you.
Sports
Beer League Hockey Has No Free Agency
April 25, 2019
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(Published in Hockey Player Magazine, April 2019) Zero, ten, two isn’t a bike lock combination.  It was last season’s hockey record.  My Blazers suffered more takedowns last Fall than MMA wrestlers.  The losses really sucked when we went 1-12 a few years back.  But 0-10-2 really, really, sucks.
Humor Writer Interviews The Humor Project
Leigh Anne Jasheway Accidently Keeps Them Laughing
March 10, 2019
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“We either laugh or we lie face down in the carpet weeping.”  Leigh Anne Jasheway I first reached out to her after Labor Day.  My in-box chimed when I received her message, Leigh Anne Jasheway was game to be interviewed as part of my Humor Project.    “It’s almost Thanksgiving,” she wrote, “You’re already behind…. in something.” […]
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Etc. Guy Hockey Story to be Performed Live
February 3, 2019
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No costume.  No props.  No excuses. When I re-booted my writing career six years ago my goal was to get regular gigs and earn a passive self-sustaining income from writing.  My writing income isn’t even passive-aggressive. 
Health Lifestyle
January Tanning at 40 Degrees North
January 25, 2019
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“On vacations we hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.”  Erma Bombeck Suntan lotion sales melt at forty degrees north.  Especially in January when jackets cover skin.  But compared to my buddy, O’Malley Nanook of Fairbanks, […]
Holidays
A Harried Christmas
December 22, 2018
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“Once again we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”  Dave Barry I’m more into saying Merry Christmas than Happy Holidays.  For me the latter is too politically correct and saccharin.  But for many in fire […]
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Thanksgiving 2018 – Thanks Firefighters
November 21, 2018
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I enjoy camp fires but have NOT enjoyed the recent Camp Fire which hit the community of Paradise, California.  For readers unfamiliar with Northern California, Paradise sits in the Sierra Nevada foothills about fifteen miles east of Chico and about 90 miles north of Sacramento. The Camp Fire started November 8th, thus far creating havoc […]
Quotes From Famous People The Humor Project
Words of Wisdom – Will Rogers
October 30, 2018
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“A remark generally hurts in proportion to the truth.” “Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.”  Will Rogers Will Rogers was an icon.  Born in 1879, Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. Born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Rogers […]