Under the needle


When Joe and I got married, we vowed to each other: “I will be the Bert to your Ernie, the Ernie to your Bert.” I walked down the aisle to the song I’m Yours by Jason Mraz (before it hit the top 40 charts, mind you). Combine a line of that song’s lyrics and those […]

March 20, 2009

It wasn’t just the kids he coached


When I was 14 or 15, I wrote a letter to Brian Kilrea telling him how he had inspired me to work in hockey. When I was 20, I interviewed Brian Kilrea after a game and when the interview was over I told him that, as an aside, I needed him to know that he […]

March 16, 2009

Can you tell me how to get…


A little while ago I was listening to Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me and they did their ‘Not my job’ feature using the book Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street which I immediately decided to buy and start reading. This was unusual for me, because I usually read fiction and rarely get all […]

March 11, 2009


Canadiana, Issues, Personal

Every time this happens, two days from my past flash through my mind. The first was a day that didn’t seem like anything when it started. I was in college, it was Friday morning – production day for the paper, and we were putting it all together. Two of my classmates were at the base, […]

March 8, 2009

My home and native land


As I mentioned before, I don’t do arts reporting. I read reviews, but I am incapable of writing them. Thus, this is not a review of the movie One Week, it is a telling of what One Week meant to me. I decided that I wanted to see this movie this morning after reading a […]

March 6, 2009

The day I knew I was meant to be a sports reporter

Canadiana, Personal

When I left high school, I had one plan for my life. That plan quickly gave way to another, completely different plan (something I might write about here later). I worked retail for a year, figured things out, and decided to go to journalism school. All my life I had been avoiding journalism school, because I did […]

March 6, 2009

My stories


As I lay in bed last night thinking about yesterday’s post and all the stories I have to tell, it occured to me that I should just tell them already. Mostly for my own benefit, so I can try to remember all the things I’ve done and clear up what precious space my memory has. […]

March 6, 2009

I love Podcasts


Podcasts have been a great addition to my life over the past few years. They educate me, they make me laugh and they make the bus ride much more enjoyable. I started with NPR’s ‘On the Media’ which was enjoyable and led me to NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me‘ which I love. I devoured […]

March 5, 2009