Posts Tagged: chico freelance writer

Parents and Kids Travel
Cross-country road trip tests family harmony
July 26, 2013
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“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.  Just ask my siblings about our hellish 1976 family jaunt from Colorado to Georgia.  We celebrated the nation’s bicentennial by […]
Worn out body parts can be replaced
June 19, 2013
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(Previously published in the Chico Enterprise-Record & Hockey Player Magazine, 2012) “It’s shot,” he said.  “Are you sure?” I asked.  “Positive.”    This exchange wasn’t with my mechanic about a fan belt but with an orthopedic surgeon.  I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, one of four ligaments critical to the stability of my knee.  “If […]
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.  […]
Home Parents and Kids
4 Things Guys Should (and Can) Do
March 25, 2013
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Guys, here are 4 things you can do to help make your wife’s stay on Earth easier: 1. Vacuum her car. 2. Fill up her gas tank. 3. Buy her flowers…from a florist who conducts business in a building with a solid roof, not at road-side stands or at gas stations.  You will earn points by actually […]
February 18, 2013
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 Hello Readers, I received some amusing comments regarding the Valentine’s Day article.  And one reader (a lady married over 40 years) sent me this photo.  She’ll remain anonymous…I protect the innocent…but I appreciate her humor! – Eric aka Etc. Guy