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Tag Archives: freelance writer
Category: Road-trip Anxiety Level: Prepacking Stress – High Level of Difficulty: Easy (once I’m driving) Results of Blowing It: Family counseling I love a good road-trip, especially desert driving. We’ll cross Nevada, a scant 320 miles, en route to … Continue reading
“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
“It’s shot,” he said. “Are you sure?” I asked. “Positive.” This exchange wasn’t with my mechanic about a fan belt but with an orthopedic surgeon. I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, one of four ligaments critical to the … Continue reading
Category: Father’s Day Anxiety Level: Low Level of Difficulty: Easy (piece of cake) Results of Blowing It: We’re cool Father’s Day is June 16. I decided not to create a trite, over-worked, list of things you can get or do. … Continue reading
Published in Hockey Player Magazine (June 2013) “Head-manning the puck means passing it down the ice…not at your own guy’s head.” Wayne Marshall, Colorado High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame I never thought much about prayer before sporting events. … Continue reading
Whew, my kids saved me from shopping for a sarong. Kate’s text intercepted my brain waves while I strolled through Old Navy with Maggie. We had been there an hour. A sales clerk laid out four sarongs: one pink, one … Continue reading
Category: Mother’s Day shopping Anxiety Level: Near Panic Level of Difficulty: Extreme Results of Blowing It: Major Brothers, wake-up! Mother’s Day is May 12. Postpone taking down the Christmas lights another week. Run, don’t walk, to shop. This time it’s for mom. … Continue reading
Kids drive parents crazy if given the upper hand. I try to control the deck as best as possible. Youth is no match against experience. Like many parents, I nag my kids to do their homework and clean their rooms. … Continue reading
“It’s not easy being green.” Kermit the Frog Earth Day, April 22, is when the global community acknowledges our planet’s environmental status. Seven billion humans inhabit Earth and we should really figure out how to manage it. Think of … Continue reading
I helped my wife dig 100 holes last weekend to plant grape vines. Filling up the holes is a lot easier than filling out IRS forms… I wish I had orange flags to show me the loop holes. Whaddya think?