(Originally appeared in the Chico Enterprise-Record in Nov 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 …

15 October 2014  Parent and Kids

“Marketing is really just about sharing your passion.”
Michael Hyatt, author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Hey folks, if you’re facing a slow TV night, want to dodge yard work, or if you lose a bet, come visit me in the coming weeks. I’ll be bouncing around Northern California …

3 October 2014  The Humor Project

“Dogs live in the moment and don’t care about anything except affection and food. They’re loyal and happy. Humans are just too damn complicated.” David Duchovny, actor and writer
Just carrying a leash triggers bouncing and slobbering. The leash implies walks or car rides, maybe a romp in the park. But …

11 September 2014  Pets

Hey folks, though I’ve fallen behind on posting that doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing. Or bothering my wife and kids. Or strangers.  On a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Denver the kids sat somewhere behind me and I was stuck between two Denver Broncos cheerleaders (only in my dreams).
Actually …

7 September 2014  Travel

Hey folks,
I’m on the road for a week and have a slug of articles in development.  I’m trying to find the time to finish ‘em.  I’m also doing maintenance on my main Etc.Guy site.  I’d rather fix pot-holes, at least those are tangible, but please visit Etc.Guy on occasion to …

“My wife and I are trying to live within our means.  We went from a $750,000 house to a $350,000 house and didn’t even have to move.”
Will Durst, American political satirist
He’s a superstar comic and satirist with a wit that feasts on political mayhem. He fires more misdirections than Chris …

Whether you’re seven or seventy, there are secrets you simply don’t tell. My brother and I, free range boys who bored easily, exercised the “Don’t Tell Mom” rule well into high school.  Our pact survived a multitude of sins, including underage joy-riding.  Unless our parents checked the car odometer or …

28 June 2014  Parent and Kids

“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

She lasted 90 hours over three seasons.  Maggie was not an outlier.  Not in soccer.
In “Outliers,” author Malcolm Gladwell mentions the “10,000-Hour Rule”, which claims that …

11 June 2014  Parent and Kids

I almost wore a sandwich-board sign, hired a clown, and rented a U-Haul® to import a truck load of cousins.  I expected an audience of 15—but was delighted that over 40 people attended Lyon Books last week for the official launch of my book “Let Me Tell You a Story.”   …

2 June 2014  The Humor Project

(Readers: Due to technical difficulties I am unable to upload images…for now.  See also my main site by clicking on Etc.Guy.)
Earlier this week I spoke to the Chico Authors & Publishing Society, on how a 51-year-old guy set up the Etc. Guy blog.  After discussing a bunch of technical mumbo-gumbo, …

23 May 2014  The Humor Project
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