Posts Tagged: freelance writer

Parents and Kids
Daughter’s Dating is Dad’s Dilemma
October 15, 2013
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Parenthood was simpler when Kate was four.  Life before high school and boys is a foggy memory.  I yearn for the toddler years when she bummed rides on my shoulders.  I’d gladly relive having a sore neck.  Kate’s now sixteen and college is on the horizon.  I try not to waste time watching it fly […]
Parents and Kids
Father’s Day Advice
June 14, 2013
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Category:                            Father’s Day Anxiety Level:                   Low Level of Difficulty:            Easy (piece of cake) Results of Blowing It:      We’re cool Father’s Day is June 16.  I decided not to create a trite, over-worked, list of things you can get or do.  Dads are easy to figure out.
Sports
Coach and players motivate before a big game
June 6, 2013
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(Hockey Player Magazine, June 2013)  “Head-manning the puck means passing it down the ice…not at your own guy’s head.”-          Wayne Marshall, Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame I never thought much about prayer before sporting events.  I do now but it isn’t to score and win.  It’s to implore divine intervention to keep […]

Women are supposed to be better than men. Women are the backbone of civilization: They keep families together, nurture relationships, uphold basic standards of morality, and go to the bathroom without making noise.

From Dave Barry in “The History of the Millenium (So Far)”
Words of wisdom – Dave Barry
Holidays
Post-Mother’s Day Report: Guy finds the right gift
May 15, 2013
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Whew, my kids saved me from shopping for a sarong.  Kate’s text intercepted my brain waves while I strolled through Old Navy with Maggie.  We had been there an hour.  A sales clerk laid out four sarongs: one pink, one yellow, one blue, and the other green.  The clerk gave me the pros and cons […]
Health
Guy looks back at 1963
April 19, 2013
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I reached a milestone today.  I became cordless 50 years ago when dad snipped my umbilical cord.  I am a product of the 60’s, a planned child but unscheduled.   If you can’t remember where you were, or weren’t, here’s a glimpse at Americana in 1963…
Home
Guy is better at filling up holes than filling out tax forms
April 14, 2013
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I helped my wife dig 100 holes last weekend to plant grape vines.  Filling up the holes is a lot easier than filling out IRS forms… I wish I had orange flags to show me the loop holes.   Whaddya think?
Questions
Do you have any advice for a new writer?
April 11, 2013
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Yes…practice, practice and more practice.  Treat writing as you would a sport, art, or other interest.  If you enjoy writing, the “practice” part comes much more easily.  I spend many hours researching and outlining before I put the pen to the pad.  My early  drafts are often junk.  But it gets my brain going.  I suggest setting […]
Home Sports
Memory lapse triggers hunt for milk and eggs
April 10, 2013
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Either my memory is failing or my brain is overtaxed.  I suffer from CRS syndrome – can’t remember squat.  My wife, Hun, points this out with ease.  Forgetfulness surfaces when I’m charged even a menial assignment.  “Honey, please get some milk and eggs.  I’m heading to the office.  Write yourself a note,” she added.   “Aw, […]

An onion can make you cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.

Will Rogers
Words of wisdom