Author Archives: Eric Miller

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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It’s Summer. Time to Pitch.

“So God has a lava lamp.   I’m cool with that.” Tom Bodett, pitchman for Motel 6 He made a career pitching hotel rooms. In the mid 1980’s Tom Bodett lived in Homer, Alaska, the southernmost town in the state’s highway … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day – Thank you Vets

To all Vets and to all who are still active military, thank you.

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Beer League Hockey Has No Free Agency

(Published in Hockey Player Magazine, April 2019) Zero, ten, two isn’t a bike lock combination.  It was last season’s hockey record.  My Blazers suffered more takedowns last Fall than MMA wrestlers.  The losses really sucked when we went 1-12 a … Continue reading

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Leigh Anne Jasheway Accidently Keeps Them Laughing

“We either laugh or we lie face down in the carpet weeping.”  Leigh Anne Jasheway I first reached out to her after Labor Day.  My in-box chimed when I received her message, Leigh Anne Jasheway was game to be interviewed as … Continue reading

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Etc. Guy Hockey Story to be Performed Live

No costume.  No props.  No excuses. When I re-booted my writing career six years ago my goal was to get regular gigs and earn a passive self-sustaining income from writing.  My writing income isn’t even passive-aggressive. 

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January Tanning at 40 Degrees North

 ”On vacations we hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.”  Erma Bombeck Suntan lotion sales melt at forty degrees north.  Especially … Continue reading

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