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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 […]
Holidays Quotes From Famous People
Time Swooshes into Another Holiday Season
November 28, 2015
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How did it get late so soon?  It’s night before its afternoon.  December is here before its June.  My goodness how the time has flewn.  How did it get late so soon? Dr. Suess (1904 – 1991) It seems just a week ago my kids filled plastic pumpkins full of Halloween candy.  And only eight […]
Parents and Kids
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, […]
Quotes From Famous People
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)
Sports
Hockey Tape and Old Trophies Bring Out Sentiments
May 5, 2015
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(Hockey Player Magazine, May 2015) The line between frugality and nostalgia is not much wider than a skate blade. Consider hockey tape, the adhesive that binds equipment, body parts, and adult recreation teams.  Players hoarding rolls of UHaul® tape to strap on shin guards are frugal.  They’re too cheap to buy real sports tape.  Thriftiness […]
Sport
Track Meet Timer Duty was a Challenging Time
March 31, 2015
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We stood on the bleachers, eight of us squinting.  I was one of the eight, a volunteer  “timer” for Maggie’s track meet.  I was more stressed out than the athletes. The officials assigned us stopwatches.  I got timer #7 thinking that I’d time Lane #7. Nope. I was to track runners and time the runner […]
Sports
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. […]