Category SPORTS BITS

The “Casting to the Rise” Bit

So before the summer comes to an end, I’m turning things over to a great authority (perhaps the greatest, in my unbiased opinion) to expound a bit on a classic summertime activity.  That activity would be fishing – and that authority is my dad! I’m sharing here some of the angling chapter from the delightful […]

The Bit About My Favorite Fortnight!

The Olympics are almost here!  The Olympics are almost herrre!  And one of my favorite things to do every even-numbered year is to kick back for two glorious weeks and watch other people achieve! I have to admit though that, just like when I wrote about the Games four years ago (in “The Citius, Altius, Fortius […]

Canada: The 17 in ’17 Bit (Part 1)

So 2017 looks like quite the year for landmark anniversaries!  My LA Kings turn 50.  It’s the 100th anniversary of the NHL and of independent Finland – a country from which half my ancestors and plenty of great NHLers hail.  It’s also Canada’s 150 birthday! To celebrate “The True North’s” sesquicentennial, I’m doin’ a list! […]

The Bit Where Belushi Leads Us To Our Cup

  Ah, that championship year! To try and survive these doldrum-y, hockey-less (and hence, meaningless) days between NHL seasons, I sometimes resort to watching video of Stanley Cup conquests past – especially the two by my LA Kings!  But just now, I’m actually recalling a championship run from my own “career” as a recreation hockey […]

THE REVISIT BIT (OF TRAVEL, “TREK” AND PUCK)

Well, shoot.  After only a month, my post on the geese that took over Mum’s yard is already out of date – the birds moved on!  (Everyone’s a critic…)  It got me wondering what other of my posts could use refreshing.  And since it’s the time of year for reflection, here are a few new […]

EDMONTON: THE STATUES, FORTS AND TIMBITS BIT

So the NHL season ended with Mum’s beloved Blackhawks’ capturing the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years!  No more thrills now until the Fall – and yet I’ve still got hockey on the brain… I was just at this annual black tie event, having a fine time people-watching and swillin’ the bubbly when I noticed my […]

THE BIT ABOUT NEXT SEASON

As a lifelong California coastal resident, it’s not always easy to get a proper feel for the fall.  Sure, some leaves change and drop off here in LA (honestly, I don’t know how SoCal plants figure out what to do and when), but the tall and skinny palm trees in front of my apartment pretty much stay tall and skinny throughout the year.  It […]