Tag Archives: Hockey

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 PARTING SHOT GLASS BIT

So my New Years resolution for 2015 has been to get my apartment in order – and that is no small task.  On the “to do” list is paring down bunches of items I’ve collected over the years – including the small hoard of shot glasses acquired through my travels. I already tried sifting through troves of books, […]

THE “GUIDE” TO VANCOUVER BIT

Presiding over Vancouver’s English Bay is a grand piece of artwork depicting what Inuits call an “inukshuk.”  People (plus the odd seagull) have employed inukshuks as markers to guide them to needful things like travel routes, food supplies and places of reverence.  This one happens to signify all those things for me – marking Vancouver as a special destination […]

THE “WE” IN “TEAM” BIT

I just love what you learn from traveling! Like I had a fantastic time in Boston last October doing all kinds of terrific touristy things.  But the big surprise?  Despite all my U.S. history knowledge, it took going to this storied city to learn that George Washington – the father of our country – was a serious Red Sox […]

THE NOVA SCOTIA DREAMIN’ BIT

On such a winter’s day about two years ago, I was not in my home in L.A. – I was sitting on a player’s bench in a Cape Breton Island ice rink in Nova Scotia.  And if I hadn’t been gasping for breath at the end of a recreation hockey championship game, I might have spared a second to […]

THE BISCUIT IN THE BASKET BIT

Well, I think it shows amazing restraint that I waited until my fourth post to address my passion for ice hockey.  After my L.A. Kings gave a great account of themselves in their post Stanley Cup Champion year, and my second favorite team, the Chicago Blackhawks, just engineered an amazingly quick change of fortune to take the Cup […]