Author Archives: Eric Miller

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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Even Hockey Coaches Have Hearts

Published in the Chico Enterprise-Record, Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph & Hockey Player Magazine (2012) Readers, a prologue: This article previously appeared in several newspapers and on my blog.  I share it again in memory of Eric Trivedi, a fellow hockey … Continue reading

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Guys, Need Valentine’s Advice? Hear from a Pro

I’m neither sweet nor perfect that’s certain.  At least I admit it. But it took a stumble upon hidden booty to remember that FEBRUARY 14th soon approaches. 

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A New Project for 2018

Howdy there readers…I’m starting a new writing project for 2018…a column I first began in 1990 in a town far, far away.  I’ll park a few initial pieces here on my Etc.Guy blog and on Facebook to test the audience.  … Continue reading

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Kicking Off 2018 With a Few Quotes

Writer’s block sucks.  I hopped on a government web-site to research a project and stimulate my brain… only to discover that our government is closed.  The web-site is kaput.  Glad it’s not April 14th. So instead I’ll welcome you to 2018 … Continue reading

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My Top Three Reads for 2017

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” Mark Twain A good read before bed time is my normal routine.  Here are my three favorite books from 2017.  If you … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Nut Cracking

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”  Erma Bombeck A short break from togetherness may be a good thing.  My wife assigned me a Thanksgiving Day project. “I need a cup of walnuts.” “Where’s the nut cracker?” … Continue reading

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Trivia Bee Raises Awareness for Literacy Services

“Life is like a ten speed bicycle.  Most of us have gears we never use.” Charles M. Schulz My commute to Valley Hi Elementary School was less than a mile.  For a first grader it was an effortless downhill glide.  … Continue reading

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Old Hockey Player Forgets About Scoring Stats

(Hockey Player Magazine, October 2017) “A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”  Wayne Gretzky Some scoring statistics are best forgotten. You’re not a hockey player until you’ve scored on yourself a saying goes, quoted by … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom – Mark Twain

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” –Mark Twain Readers, given the shenanigans in Washington these days I don’t know what to say…. … Continue reading

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