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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 […]
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 […]
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)
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.
Holidays
Phooey, Let’s Gain Weight Over Thanksgiving
November 26, 2014
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“If you think about a Thanksgiving Dinner, it’s really like making a large chicken.” Ina Garten, Host of Barefoot Contessa, Food Network It’s not the minutes that put on weight, it’s the seconds. I’m unsure who said that but whoever said it was right. Hardly three weeks have passed since my final raid on the […]
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
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
Daughter’s Make-up Saves Dad Before Photo-shoot
April 3, 2014
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No one knows the hour nor day.    I’m not referring to prophecy, but to an odd situation everyone invariably suffers, whether you’re a high school kid on a date, an adult preparing to deliver a sales pitch, or God forbid, before a job interview.  At some point we’ve all had them.  They attack, punish, […]
Holidays
Wife Trumps Husband at Christmas
February 8, 2013
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(Chico Enterprise-Record, December 2012) The human brain starts working the moment one’s born.  For guys, it stops the moment they speak to their mate. Guys process information in the left hemisphere of the brain, or left brain.  We’re task oriented problem solvers.  I took a survey and discovered that my left brain dominates my right […]