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Paradise Chocolate Fest Benefits the Kids
April 27, 2016
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“All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Shulz “I owe it all to little chocolate donuts.”  John Belushi It’s time for hype, chocolate hype.  And it’s okay to indulge. Experience a chocolate paradise on the Paradise/Magalia ridge nestled among tall green pines in the Sierra Nevada […]
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 […]
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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, […]
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Hockey Bag Violates Air Space
May 9, 2014
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(Hockey Player Magazine, May 2014) Humans are among the smelliest creatures in the animal kingdom.  We share the “Smelly Top Five” list with the wolverine, Tasmanian devil, polecat, and skunk.  Hockey players are a unique subgroup.  Though we are extremely agile, intelligent and handsome, we suffer a critical flaw.  Like whales and birds, we have […]
Parents and Kids
A Visit to the Hair Salon
April 29, 2014
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Category:                        A visit to the hair stylist Anxiety Level:                  Depends Level of Difficulty:            Also depends Result of Blowing It:        Really depends My daughter, Kate, and I visited the hair stylist.  Guys visits barbers, gals go to “stylists.”  I need hair maintenance every three weeks.  My regular maintenance includes a 5-on-the-side-with-scissors-on-top.  I’m usually […]
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.”  […]
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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 […]
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 […]