Posts Tagged: chico california

December is the Season for Puck Drops
December 21, 2015
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(Hockey Player Magazine, December 2015) December is the season for leaf fall, snow fall, and puck drops. My hockey buddies grin when frosty windshields mask the morning commute, especially the guys from Minnesota or Canada where vegetables come in casseroles and nuts come from cans.
Quotes From Famous People
Upcoming Trivia Bee to be a Jocular Event
October 29, 2015
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“To speak well and eloquently is a great art, but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ready, fire, aim. I’m one who, to my wife’s chagrin and mortification, sometimes speaks first then thinks later about what I just said.  The fuse between my mouth and vocal […]
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. […]
Hockey Bag Violates Air Space
May 9, 2014
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(Hockey Player Magazine, May 2014) Humans are among the smelliest creatures in the animal kingdom.  We share the “Smelly Top Five” list with the wolverine, Tasmanian devil, polecat, and skunk.  Hockey players are a unique subgroup.  Though we are extremely agile, intelligent and handsome, we suffer a critical flaw.  Like whales and birds, we have […]
Parents and Kids
A Visit to the Hair Salon
April 29, 2014
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Category:                        A visit to the hair stylist Anxiety Level:                  Depends Level of Difficulty:            Also depends Result of Blowing It:        Really depends My daughter, Kate, and I visited the hair stylist.  Guys visits barbers, gals go to “stylists.”  I need hair maintenance every three weeks.  My regular maintenance includes a 5-on-the-side-with-scissors-on-top.  I’m usually […]
Holidays Pets
No Gravy for Pets this Christmas
December 7, 2013
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I stepped in it before I said it. It was the dawn of December 26.  Sunlight peeked over the horizon, chasing away a cluster of stars that faintly twinkled in the western sky.  I yawned and switched on the coffee pot.  The aroma of Arabica beans wafted through the house.  I had the morning to […]
Parents and Kids
Daughter’s Dating is Dad’s Dilemma
October 15, 2013
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Parenthood was simpler when Kate was four.  Life before high school and boys is a foggy memory.  I yearn for the toddler years when she bummed rides on my shoulders.  I’d gladly relive having a sore neck.  Kate’s now sixteen and college is on the horizon.  I try not to waste time watching it fly […]
Quotes From Famous People
Words of Wisdom – Mark Twain
October 1, 2013
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Regarding today’s Federal government shutdown:  “We have the best government that money can buy.” Mark Twain, American author and humorist (1835 – 1910)
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Eighty-year old Patrick McManus Still Hunts for Laughs
September 9, 2013
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“My career doesn’t seem to be that it was one.  But it’s been fun.”  Patrick McManus, Outdoor writer, columnist and New York Times best-selling author We met at a Spokane restaurant two weeks before his 80th birthday.  I arrived the night before, after a 15-hour, 800-mile drive.  I imagined meeting a burly man with bowling pin size forearms, […]
Parents and Kids Sports
Hockey Dad Plays Field Hockey Daughter in Annual Parent Game
August 19, 2013
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(Hockey Player Magazine, August 2013) To understand a sport you need to play it, even if it’s against your own kid. I watch her play, rain or shine.  I want to know how good she and her teammates are, and I’m curious as to how I match up.  Kate is unaware that I secretly practice.  […]