Category Archives: hockey

Hockey is Back

It was good to have hockey back today. Opening nights are supposed to be festive and full of both nostalgia and future thinking. There was very little of that. I guess Covid 19 has kicked that in the ass–and pretty … Continue reading

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A Timely Gift…..sort of

In the middle of teaching my phone rang. I had the ringer on silent and had no intention of answering it. I figured it was someone trying to sell me airduct cleaning. I did notice that it was a very … Continue reading

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Appreciation

I am still not completely processed the whole, I’m now 50 thing yet. However, I have had to write that on a few forms and it is starting to sink in.  Expect some blogs in the next few days to … Continue reading

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A Slump

  I’m in a bit of a writing slump. I know there are Perfect Moments happening all around me, but when it comes time to record them, they seem to disappear.  Today, I distinctly remember thinking that something should be … Continue reading

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Explaining a September Lull

If it wasn’t clear to everyone in my last post, I think the picture above says it all. Autumn, or Fall, is definitely on its way.  I photographed the picture above on my walk home yesterday. I have been feeling … Continue reading

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Killer Beer

Are there too many craft beers out there? This one is branded with the name and number of my all-time favourite hockey player, Doug Gilmour.  He served as Captain of my Maple Leafs, and was the single inspiration that got … Continue reading

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Disappointment

Let’s just get it out of the way right from the beginning. There is no Perfect Moment today.  Of course there is one, but it just cannot rise out of the gloom that my feelings are trapped in.  Am I … Continue reading

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Attempting to Save my Afternoon

I really hoped that Today’s Perfect Moment would be the Toronto Maple Leafs advancing to the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. I even took pictures to that effect.  Sadly, it will have to wait until Tuesday. If that … Continue reading

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More Turkey Anyone?

Another Saturday, and another Christmas meal. Based on what I have heard, this is the last turkey dinner for this Christmas season.  Worry not, though, there is still a ham and Chinese food planned before the whole thing is wrapped … Continue reading

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Who’s Up For A Little Hockey

Tonight, owing to work generosity I found myself in a box (box suite) at a Junior A hockey game in Toronto.  The Toronto Marlies were the Calder Cup Champions last year.  They were far and away the superior team last … Continue reading

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