Category Archives: Home and Yard

Post-Christmas Do-It-Yourself Project Stymies Consumer Laggard

(Central Valley Business Times, December 2015) Laggards, in marketing lingo, are consumers that ride the tail end of the Diffusion Curve.  Whether it’s computers, TV sets or toasters, I am not an early adopter.  I lag.  Every Christmas season (which … Continue reading

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Spider Man Gets No Credit for Chivalry in the Kitchen

“I don’t like spiders and snakes, and that ain’t what it takes to love me, you fool, you fool.” Jim Stafford, Comedian, musician and singer-songwriter Maggie, my 9th grader, screamed louder than a jet engine.  Hun, my wife, shrieked “Get … Continue reading

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Thursday the 12th is luckier than Friday the 13th

Yesterday, September 12, was a typical Thursday except it was before today, Friday the 13th.  I left work early to take my sick daughter  home from school. Hey…is that smoke behind the fence?  Naw, can’t be. I’ve only dialed 9-1-1 twice.  The first … Continue reading

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Stewart the Gopher Loses the War

“You must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint…”  Carl Spackler, aka Bill Murray, in Caddy Shack   A battle rages in my backyard.  Mounds of loose dirt and holes afflict our lawn.  The flowers … Continue reading

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Guy raves about his Husqvarna lawnmower

Three of anything can be a good thing.  I own three pairs of slacks, three sets of skis, and three hockey jerseys.  The slacks decorate my closet and hang next to three dress shirts behind three ties.  My wife, Hun, … Continue reading

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