Posts Tagged: chico

Parents and Kids Sports
Hockey Mom Earns Frequent Flyer Miles
February 24, 2016
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Hockey Player Magazine, Feb 2016 (Note: Names below were changed.) We boarded the jet two hours late, me and 350 others.  No explanation was given other than lousy weather in Europe.  My original seat selection was along the back row aisle near the lavatory.  I’m one who plans ahead— the ten hour flight from Oakland […]
The Humor Project
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.
Parents and Kids
Kid’s Quitting is Okay with Dad
June 24, 2014
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“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  Then quit.  There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.”                W. C. Fields (Readers:  I got spammed and lost the original post and comments, re-posting again.  Feel free to comment). She lasted 90 hours over three seasons.  Maggie was not an outlier.  Not in […]
Parents and Kids
Dad’s Promise Leads to Butt-Kicking
April 16, 2014
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I haven’t trudged like that since my walk to the principal’s office.  My shoulders sagged and my head drooped.  The parking lot seemed a mile wide.  I called my wife, Hun. “We’re loading up.” “How’d Maggie do?  You sound beat.” “Got my butt kicked, but she nailed it.”
Quotes From Famous People
Quotes from Famous People – W. C. Fields
March 29, 2014
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I’ve suffered from writer’s block this week and spent hours, and seven drafts, on a particular piece.  No dice, it’s sent back to either the drawing board or round-file. This quote seems to fit:  “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  Then quit.  There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.”  […]
Sports Uncategorized
Even Hockey Coaches Have Hearts
March 13, 2014
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Published in the Chico Enterprise-Record, Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph & Hockey Player Magazine (2012) “I thought this may interest you,” the email said.  In the subject heading was a name, Wayne Marshall, my high school hockey coach.  I expected the worst, to see an obituary.  I was relieved when I read it, then thrilled.  Coach […]
Humor Writer Interviews Quotes From Famous People
Words of Wisdom – Will Durst
February 19, 2014
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“My wife and I are trying to live within our means.  We went from a $700,000 house to a $350,000 house, and didn’t even have to move.” Will Durst, American political satirist, b 1952 ###PS Readers: I recently interviewed Durst as part of my Humor Project.  The article is in development….standby for something really cool.  […]
Health
Weight Watcher’s Journey May Require Duct Tape
January 24, 2014
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  The adult arm weighs eight pounds, about five percent of one’s body weight.  Thanks to my holiday junk food diet, I’m that much heavier.  I awoke this morning and had an epiphany: I still have the same arms.  The calories must have flowed further south.
Holidays Parents and Kids
Time well spent is all guy wants
January 2, 2014
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No matter where you are at any given moment today it’s either tomorrow or yesterday somewhere else.  Years ago I visited Sweden which is nine hours ahead of California.   I returned to work and a colleague handed me a fax sent from Stockholm.  He pointed to the date and time. “Here’s a message from tomorrow,” […]
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 […]