Tag Archives: Los Angeles Kings

Colorado: The ‘Any Given Night’ Bit

Greetings, all!  Back from a brief but inspiring trip to Colorado where views like the above were just some of what took my breath away! The quick outing combined two of my chief passions – travel and hockey!  This time a year ago, I’d met up in New York with friends Dee and Dedrie for […]

The ‘Twas (Yet More of) Another Year Bit

Holiday greetings!  And welcome to my annual year end wrap-up inspired by the classic poem “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” – here we go! As the year and the decade both come to a close, I’m opting for poetry over plain prose! Looking back, ’twas an eventful annum of fun – With traditions continued and […]

The Sporting Extremes Bit

“Sporting Extremes”?  Nope.  Not talking today about extreme sports like BASE Jumping or Extreme Pogo (which is a thing!).  As I joyfully settle in for another NHL hockey and college football season (the best time of year in my opinion), I’m thinking more of the extremes to which we fans go – or find ourselves […]

NYC: The Big Apple ‘Speed Date’ Bit (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of my “speed date” with New York City!   The thing is I was barely in Manhattan 24 hours (a few of which were spent sleeping), so there wasn’t time for the proper tour of a museum, or the taking in of a musical or a play.  Like a speed date situation, it […]

NYC: The Big Apple ‘Speed Date’ Bit (Part 1)

It happened!  As teased in a previous post, I got to visit New York City for the first time ever!  It was an all too brief encounter of just two days in Manhattan – barely enough time to get a few first impressions. So I guess it was kind of like a speed date! I’d […]

The Downtown Dreamin’ Bit

Just a block away from my SoCal home, an intersection is constantly being captured by this intriguing fellow with the keen eye and retro gear.  Although all he directs now is traffic, he’s a reminder of the area’s deep filmmaking roots.  But monuments in and around Los Angeles also call to mind other dreams and legacies […]

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 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 […]