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December is the Season for Puck Drops

(Hockey Player Magazine, December 2015) December is the season for leaf fall, snow fall, and puck drops. My hockey buddies grin when frosty windshields mask the morning commute, especially the guys from Minnesota or Canada where vegetables come in casseroles … Continue reading

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Too Bad Will Rogers Isn’t Around for the 2016 Election

“Politics is applesauce.” Will Rogers William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers (1879 -1935) was a Cherokee cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor. He earned fame as an American media star during the 1920s and 1930s.  Will Rogers tragically died … Continue reading

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Hockey Tape and Old Trophies Bring Out Sentiments

(This article originally appeared in Hockey Player Magazine, May 2015) The line between frugality and nostalgia is not much wider than a skate blade. Consider hockey tape, the adhesive that binds equipment, body parts, and adult recreation teams.  Players hoarding rolls … Continue reading

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Word of Wisdom – Reggie Leach

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire.” Reggie Leach, Philadelphia Flyers 1974-1982   Hey folks, I’ve been tied up with other writing projects but have these stories in development for Etc. Guy: Adopting … Continue reading

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Hockey Dad’s Love-Handle Saves the Game

(Hockey Player Magazine, January 2015) We lumbered inside the locker-room and grimaced as hockey bags slid down our shoulders.  I hadn’t seen my Blazer teammates for over a month.  Inside the guys slouched like dough-boys, suffering from extended tryptophan hangovers.  … Continue reading

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Hockey Mom Gives Best Excuse to Miss Games

(Hockey Player Magazine, October 2014) The five of us frowned as we tied our skates. We were down two players and knew the next 45 minutes would test our lungs and legs. “Where’s Blaze?” Swifty asked. “At a Raider game,” … Continue reading

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Shameless Marketer Searches for Readers

“Marketing is really just about sharing your passion.” Michael Hyatt, author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World Hey folks, if you’re facing a slow TV night, want to dodge yard work, or if you lose a bet, come … Continue reading

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Hey Folks, It’s a Book Launch Party

(Readers: Due to technical difficulties I am unable to upload images…for now.  See also my main site by clicking on Etc.Guy.) Earlier this week I spoke to the Chico Authors & Publishing Society, on how a 51-year-old guy set up … Continue reading

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Hockey Bag Violates Air Space

(Hockey Player Magazine, May 2014) Humans are among the smelliest creatures in the animal kingdom.  We share the “Smelly Top Five” list with the wolverine, Tasmanian devil, polecat, and skunk.  Hockey players are a unique subgroup.  Though we are extremely … 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) “I thought this may interest you,” the email said.  In the subject heading was a name, Wayne Marshall, my high school hockey coach.  I expected the … Continue reading

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