Author Archives: Eric Miller

2020 Trivia Bee Cancelled, Thanks COVID

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you will go.“  Dr. Seuss Ten years from now you may hear this question asked at the 2030 Butte County Trivia Bee,  … Continue reading

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Ready for the World Series?

“I led the league in go get ’em next time.“  Bob Uecker, Mr. Baseball Stanley Cup hockey has consumed my brain these past weeks, albeit the season is three months behind schedule.  When NHL hockey ends this week it’ll start … Continue reading

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Hockey Players, Cowboys and Comics

Stuck at home are you?  Tired of surfing the net, streaming reruns, or playing Sudoku? Maybe a good book will help cure your COVID blues.  Books are those paper things you hold up to your eyes where you actually turn … Continue reading

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Time You Enjoy Wasting

“The time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time.“  –Bertrand Russell Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. I have neither experience … Continue reading

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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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