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Post-Christmas Do-It-Yourself Project Stymies Consumer Laggard
January 26, 2016
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(Central Valley Business Times, December 2015) Laggards, in marketing lingo, are consumers that ride the tail end of the Diffusion Curve.  Whether it’s computers, TV sets or toasters, I am not an early adopter.  I lag.  Every Christmas season (which starts after Halloween), I wrestle with more consumer purchase decision making than the rest of […]
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Tour de Dad’s Classic Rock Transcends Multiple Life Stages
July 29, 2015
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The Tour de France is composed of 21 stages, all in succession.  For the Tour de Dad I bounce between multiple stages, at the same time, with no apparent order.  I’m in my early 50’s which means I fall in the old-guy territory when it comes to my teenage daughters, Kate and Maggie.  Classic rock, […]
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Quotes from Famous People – Teddy Roosevelt
June 30, 2015
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“When you are asked to do a job, tell ‘em ‘Certainly I can!’  Then get busy and find out how to do it.”  Teddy Roosevelt, 1958 -1919 (26th President of the United States, 1901 to 1909)
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Spider Man Gets No Credit for Chivalry in the Kitchen
April 10, 2015
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“I don’t like spiders and snakes, and that ain’t what it takes to love me, you fool, you fool.” Jim Stafford, Comedian, musician and singer-songwriter Maggie, my 9th grader, screamed louder than a jet engine.  Hun, my wife, shrieked “Get it out of there!”
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Hockey Dad’s Love-Handle Saves the Game
January 30, 2015
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(Hockey Player Magazine, January 2015) We lumbered inside the locker-room and grimaced as hockey bags slid down our shoulders. I hadn’t seen my Blazer teammates for over a month. Inside the guys slouched like dough-boys, suffering from extended tryptophan hangovers. None admitted to exercising over the holiday break. Crazy Eddie maintained his same pear shape. […]
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Let Me Tell You A Story
January 13, 2015
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The first full length book by Eric Miller includes selected stories from his blog and new tales about a married father, trapped by a house full of women. Now available on Amazon.com in paperback and e-book.
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Humor Writers Gift Christmas Smiles
December 18, 2014
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Christmas is a week out and I’m in the same state of mind as I was 365 days ago. Hurried, disheveled and trying to jam fifteen minute errands into eight. We need a mega-blizzard in my fair town to slow things down, or at least slow down everyone else.