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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!”
Holidays
Christmas Tree Hunt is Annual Tradition
December 23, 2014
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Don’t call the Sierra Club.  The wood we chop isn’t for building or heating.  We are Christmas tree hunters—amateur lumberjacks that thin the forest one tree at a time.  The permit costs $10 but getting lost is free.
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
Maggie’s Run for Office Breaks Drought
October 14, 2014
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(Originally published in the Chico Enterprise-Record, November 2012) “Humility is tricky. Once you think you have it, you’ve lost it.” Etc. Guy aka Eric Miller (confused dad) I’m not politically astute –blinded by irreverence—and have the knack of saying the wrong thing at precisely the wrong time to the right people. I’ll insert my size […]
Parents and Kids
Dad’s Old Ski Gear Causes a Stink
February 28, 2014
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“You stink.” No, it wasn’t an old hockey coach griping about my lousy shot, but another person of high esteem.  My wife, Hun, pinched her nostrils while Kate sprang for the Lysol®. “It’s bad.  The dogs howl and the cats hide when you’re around.  Birds no longer visit the feeder.  You’ve become a smelly, middle-aged […]