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 Yard
Wife Trumps Husband at Christmas
December 23, 2013
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The human brain starts working the moment one’s born.  For guys, it stops the moment they speak to their mate.  Guys process information in the left hemisphere of the brain, or left brain.  We’re task oriented problem solvers.  I took a survey and discovered that my left brain dominates my right brain 65% to 35%, […]
Home Yard
Thursday the 12th is luckier than Friday the 13th
September 13, 2013
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Yesterday, September 12, was a typical Thursday except it was before today, Friday the 13th.  I left work early to take my sick daughter  home from school. Hey…is that smoke behind the fence?  Naw, can’t be.
Stewart the gopher loses the war
June 26, 2013
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“You must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint…”  Carl Spackler, aka Bill Murray, in Caddy Shack A battle rages in my backyard.  Mounds of loose dirt and holes afflict our lawn.  The flowers and vegetables wilt.  The cause?  It’s a commune of Botta pocket gophers.  They’re the lowest of […]
Guy raves about his Husqvarna lawnmower
May 24, 2013
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Three of anything can be a good thing.  I own three pairs of slacks, three sets of skis, and three hockey jerseys.  The slacks decorate my closet and hang next to three dress shirts behind three ties.  My wife, Hun, insists I keep them in case we’re invited to a wedding.  Over the past 15 […]
Parents and Kids Yard
Child labor comes in handy
May 1, 2013
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Growing Up Chico magazine, May 2013 Kids drive parents crazy if given the upper hand.  I try to control the deck as best as possible.  Youth is no match against experience. Like many parents, I nag my kids to do their homework and clean their rooms.  My folks did that and I turned out okay.  […]