Author Archives: Eric Miller

Father’s Day 2020

Like many dads today I await a phone call.  Or maybe a text.  That’s all I need.  No ties, cards, soap-on-a-rope, or socks.  Just a call.

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Old Geezers are Just Boys with Wrinkles

(Hockey Player Magazine, May 2020) I’m getting older.  I guess my friends are getting older too. “Get on the list,” he texted. “What list?” “Geezer hockey, Friday morning, minimum age is 50.” “It’s been a while since I skated on … Continue reading

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A Few Takes on COVID-19

Walk into any essential store these days and you’ll see X’s marking the spot for social distancing.  This COVID-19 stuff is spooky.  The only positive is if you test negative.  At least our April 15 tax deadline is delayed until … Continue reading

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2020 is Leap Year

Hey folks, February 29, 2020 is a Leap Day.  We get a free extra day, a twenty-four hour trip around the Sun, for doing nothing.  Which also means that 2020 is a Leap Year.  I have many writing projects in … Continue reading

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North State Writers and Blue Room Theatre Combine for LiveWord II

“The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.”  Steve Martin I … Continue reading

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New Wheels Help Baby Boomer’s Game

(Published in Hockey Player Magazine, December 2019) “I always liked speed.”  Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens They are not Ferrari fast.  But they’re quicker than my old Lego® block wheels. “Get decent wheels dude,” Tex advised.  A regular season Blazer teammate, … Continue reading

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Veteran Pen Pal Comes Knocking at Door

(Readers: I wrote this story based on an event nine years ago, glad to update it a bit.) Eighty words bridged seven thousand miles. “Write to a soldier and cheer them up,” said Mrs. Larsen, while coordinating a holiday writing … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Brewery Hosts 13th Annual Trivia Bee for Literacy

“I am part of everything that I have read.”  Theodore Roosevelt Hold the date trivia nerds.  Box up the Scrabble game and come out for a good time.  It’s a big night for big brains and bigger laughs. What is … Continue reading

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Faith, Friends and Fortitude

“A wife of noble character, who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies.“  Proverbs 31:10 I hadn’t hugged her for years.   Not because of a jealous mate, but because one of us had cooties.  Lin had bad blood … Continue reading

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Hanging Out With Old Attitudes

They are kids with wrinkled skin who wear plenty of attitude. Shuttle vans park outside the main entrance to cart them to and fro, whether to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping or to the movies.  Panel doors slide open and wheel … Continue reading

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