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Coming up…2016 Butte County Trivia Bee

So thrilled to support the 10th Annual Butte County Trivia Bee on Friday October 28, 2016. The event will be held in the Sierra Nevada Brewery “Big Room” (Chico, California). All proceeds support Adult Literacy Programming. Last year I co-emceed … 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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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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Track Meet Timer Duty was a Challenging Time

We stood on the bleachers, eight of us squinting.  I was one of the eight, a volunteer  ”timer” for Maggie’s track meet.  I was more stressed out than the athletes. The officials assigned us stopwatches.  I got timer #7 thinking … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Hunt is Annual Tradition

Don’t call the Sierra Club.  The wood we chop isn’t for building or heating.  We are Christmas tree hunters—amateur lumberjacks that thin the forest one tree at a time.  The permit costs $10 but getting lost is free.

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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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Baby-Boomer Will Durst is a Comedy Innovator

“My wife and I are trying to live within our means.  We went from a $750,000 house to a $350,000 house and didn’t even have to move.” Will Durst, American political satirist He’s a superstar comic and satirist with a … 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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Dad’s Old Ski Gear Causes a Stink

“You stink.” No, it wasn’t an old hockey coach griping about my lousy shot, but another person of high esteem.  My wife, Hun, pinched her nostrils while Kate sprang for the Lysol®. “It’s bad.  The dogs howl and the cats … Continue reading

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