Author Archives: Eric Miller

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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A Harried Christmas

“Once again we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.”  Dave Barry I’m more into saying Merry Christmas than Happy Holidays.  … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2018 – Thanks Firefighters

I enjoy camp fires but have NOT enjoyed the recent Camp Fire which hit the community of Paradise, California.  For readers unfamiliar with Northern California, Paradise sits in the Sierra Nevada foothills about fifteen miles east of Chico and about … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom – Will Rogers

“A remark generally hurts in proportion to the truth.” “Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.”  Will Rogers Will Rogers was an icon.  Born in 1879, Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the 2018 Butte County Trivia Bee

“There are basically two types of people.  People who accomplish things and people who claim to have accomplished things.  The first group is less crowded.”  Mark Twain Mark Twain lived generations ago but his words and wit live in print.  … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watchin’ Pays Off

I never expected needing to carry a baseball bat for walking my own property.  I swing bats to miss pitches.  Not fend off intruders. We own an investment property in town, an old walnut orchard thick on bark, long on … Continue reading

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Paying Homage to a Great One: Humor Writer Patrick McManus

“You’ll never meet him,” a know-it-all consultant told me.  “Patrick McManus is big time.  He’s hard to reach.  He won’t have time for you.” It pays to ignore naysayers especially when one is young, dumb, ambitious, and on a mission.  … Continue reading

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Buying Your Teen a Car? Hmm…

I’m a hand-me-down guy with a mindset inherited from my grandparents, Great Depression veterans.  Whether it was hockey equipment or clothes the only “new” stuff Mom bought was either underwear or socks.  She’d hand down Dad’s shirts telling me I’d … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dave Barry in Cyberspace

“With word processing, there is no end to the amount of words you can crank out without having to become personally involved with what they say.”  Dave Barry in Cyberspace Like everyone else on the planet I’ve been busy, but … Continue reading

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