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Humorist P.J. O’Rourke Pokes at Politicos

“The Democrats are the party of government activism, the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller, and get chickweed out of your lawn…Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then get elected and prove … Continue reading

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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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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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Time Swooshes into Another Holiday Season

How did it get late so soon?  It’s night before its afternoon.  December is here before its June.  My goodness how the time has flewn.  How did it get late so soon? Dr. Suess (1904 – 1991) It seems just … Continue reading

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Upcoming Butte County Trivia Bee to be a Jocular Event

“To speak well and eloquently is a great art, but an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ready, fire, aim. I’m one who, to my wife’s chagrin and mortification, sometimes speaks first … Continue reading

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Etc. Guy Interviewed by Michigan blogger…Dads of Divas

Even old guys can learn Twitter. I made the baby-boomer cut by a year or two and don’t know what to think about social media.  Five years ago, when my kids began junior high school, I reluctantly set up a … 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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Tour de Dad’s Classic Rock Transcends Multiple Life Stages

The Tour de France is composed of 21 stages, all in succession.  For the Tour de Dad I bounce between multiple stages, at the same time, with no apparent order.  I’m in my early 50’s which means I fall in … Continue reading

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5 (or more?) Gift Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day

Hey kids, here’s a short and sweet Father’s Day list if you’re procrastinating.  The listed order is unimportant, except for #3. Cam-buckles and tie straps. These range in length from 12 inches to 24 feet.  They’re handy to secure loads … 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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